Born in 1992 in Poznań, Adam Kutny attended the Jerzy Kurczewski Poznań Choral School and the Pacific Boychoir Academy in Oakland (USA). He graduated with distinction from the Vocal and Drama Department of the Academy of Music in Poznań, where he studied solo singing under the guidance of Jarosław Bręk. During his time as a student, he was the recipient of two scholarships from the Minister of Science and Higher Education, the Rector’s Prize of the Poznań Academy of Music awarded for outstanding academic and artistic achievements, and a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
He is the winner of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition (Oslo, Third Prize), the International Francisco Vinas Vocal Competition in Barcelona (a special Mercedes Vinas prize), the Imrich Godin International Vocal Competition Iuventus Canti (Slovakia, First Prize), the International Jan Kiepura Vocal Competition in Krynica-Zdrój (Third Prize and two special prizes), the International Rinaldo Pelizzoni Vocal Competition in Parma (a special Grazia Cavanna prize), the Jan, the Edward and Józefina Reszke Vocal Competition in Częstochowa (Third Prize and a special prize), the Polish National Jan Kiepura Vocal Competition in Sosnowiec (Third Prize and a special prize), and the Polish National Krystyna Jamroz Vocal Competition in Busko-Zdrój (First Prize).
He has collaborated with the Łódź Philharmonic where he undertook the role of Jesus in Bach’s St Matthew and St John Passions under the baton of Kai Bumann as well as with the Pomerania Philharmonic alongside whom he sang the part of Don Pizarro in Beethoven’s Fidelio (conducted by Kai Bumann), and the Zabrze Philharmonic (Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 under the baton of Sławomir Chrzanowski).
On the opera stage, he has appeared in such roles as Belcore in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen at the Castle Opera in Szczecin, and Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro during the Bregenzer Festspiele. In the years 2017–2019, he was a member of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden opera studio in Berlin, and since August 2019 he has been a full-time soloist in the latter, where he has already taken on such parts as Schaunard in Puccini’s La boheme under the direction of Julien Salemkour, Baron Douphol in Verdi’s La traviata under the baton of Massimo Zanetti, and Konrad Nachtigall in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg conducted by Daniel Barenboim. His engagements for the 2019/2020 season include Belcore and Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.