George Tchitchinadze


George Tchitchinadze is one of the Georgian Republic’s most esteemed artists. He has won the appreciation of audiences and critics thanks to his outstanding musical skills combined with personal charm and a warm, sensitive attitude towards musicians.
He began his career in 1998 as an opera conductor, conducting a gala concert at the International Opera Festival in Tbilisi. In 2000 he was appointed professor and conductor at the Conservatory of Tbilisi, and since 2004 he has been the artistic director and conductor of the Opera and Ballet Theatre in Tbilisi.
George Tchitchinadze has conducted many orchestras in the Georgian Republic, as well as orchestras from other parts of the world, including the following orchestras from Poland: Sinfonia Juventus, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia and the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra. 

In 2004, he led the National Symphony Orchestra of Azerbaijan and the Syrian Symphony Orchestra in Damascus. In 2007 he conducted the State Symphony Orchestra of Lithuania in Vilnius and the Lithuanian National Chamber Orchestra. In 2008, he toured Israel with Tbilisi’s State Opera and Ballet, performing in Jerusalem, Quiriat Haim, Herzliya and Rishon LeZion. In March 2011 he led the Het Orkest van het Oosten orchestra in Enschede in the Netherlands, and in 2012 he began working with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Polish Quartet at the Deutsche Oper Berlin


Founded in 2002, it is composed of Polish musicians who are members of the Deutsche Oper Berlin orchestra. It is comprised of the concertmaster, the outstanding Polish violinist Tomasz Tomaszewski (first violin), and the following musicians Piotr Prysiażnik (second violin), Sebastian Sokół (viola) and Maryjka Pstrokońska-Nawratil (cello). After an excellent debut at the Musiktage festival in Koblenz they started touring elsewhere in Germany, Poland, Norway and Italy, earning the reputation of outstanding performers of contemporary Polish music. The quartet have taken part in a famous series of concerts organized by the Universität der Künste in Berlin, presenting works of the Polish pupils of Franz Schreker, which in turn has aroused interest in the works of such composers as Jerzy Fitelberg, Joachim Mendelssohn and Karol Rathaus.

The European Forum of Polish Music, whose honorary president is Krzysztof Penderecki, was established in Berlin in 2012 thanks to the initiative of the quartet. As part of this, the quartet is realising the long-standing project “Poland Abroad” devoted to the following Polish composers who have lived or are living abroad – Alexandre Tansmann, Szymon Laks, Andrzej Panufnik, Andrzej Czajkowski, Piotr Moss and Witold Szalonek.

Michał Dworzyński


A conductor who has, since September 2013, been the Artistic Director of the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Krakow. Many critics have praised him as one of the most interesting young conductors in Europe. His international career was launched by winning the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London in 2006, owing to which he received a two-year position as the assistant conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, where he worked, among others, with Valery Gergiev and Sir Colin Davis. He also won second prize at the II International Conducting Competition Prix Credit Suisse in Grenchen (Switzerland, 2002) and won competitions in Zagreb (Lovro von Matačić 2003) and Suwon (South Korea) in 2005.

He graduated with honours from his conducting studies at the Warsaw Academy of Music (now the Fryderyk Chopin Music University) under the direction of Antoni Wit and the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin in the class of Christian Ehwald. In March 2015 he received a doctorate from the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw for his thesis devoted to the selected symphonic poems of Richard Strauss. He was a fellow of the Japanese-Polish Music Foundation JESC (2004) and has received scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He has performed with leading orchestras in Europe, Australia, South Africa, the United States and Japan.