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.