Michal Borkowski UK/PL

My name is Michal Borkowski. I am a 20 year old student of Coleg Cambria, at which I am currently enjoying studying Performing Arts Level 2. I have a love of music, language, dance and art and enjoy immersing myself in and learning about different cultures from around the world. Since the early years of my childhood, I have always loved listening to music and singing. I have been performing on stage since the age of 15 as a choir member, soloist and actor. I have been involved in many projects ranging from community productions to solo performances for local dignitaries. I have taken part in the 2018 Chester Mystery Plays and numerous projects with Quartz Youth Theatre, which I have been a member of for several years. During lockdown I took part in many online projects, which included ISTA'S international theatre production. I have also been a soloist for quite a few high profile fundraising events, including a performance where I had the privilege to sing for the Lord Mayor of Chester and The High Lieutenant of Cheshire. In addition, I have been part of film projects by Theatre In The Quarter (a Chester based community theatre company) which include, "Walk My Journey" which was nominated to the 2020 Charity Film Awards and "This Jubilee" a multi media project which was written and produced for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and took place at Chester Cathedral. This performance was live streamed and has been viewed worldwide.

I am very interested in Hungarian culture, language, traditions, music and in particular the Citera. I am a proud owner of one and have performed with my Citera in one of Quartz's production named "Edward's Awards" and I intend to promote this beautiful instrument by playing it in my college theatre production and this year's Chester Mystery Plays.