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Grzegorz Nowak

Grzegorz Nowak

Grzegorz Nowak

GRZEGORZ NOWAK is one of principal conductors (Permanent Associate Conductor) of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. He has conducted the RPO on concert tours of Switzerland, Turkey, Armenia and the UK (many times), including a very well received tour with works by Shostakovich. He boasts a rich and highly esteemed discography, having recorded for Polish and foreign labels. He is a graduate in conducting (Witold Krzemieński and Stefan Stuligrosz), composition (Florian Dąbrowski) and violin (Jadwiga Kaliszewska) from Poznań Music Academy. After winning a doctoral scholarship competition, he left for the US, to hone his skills at the Eastman School of Music and in Tanglewood, including with Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Erich Leinsdorf and Igor Markevitch. At the New York Philharmonic, he was assistant to Kurt Masur. His international career began when he won the Ernest Ansermet International Conducting Competition in Geneva, sweeping all the special prizes, including the Grand Prix Patek Philippe, Rolex Prize, Swiss Prize and American Patronage Prize, and in Basle he received the European Development Prize (Europäische Förderpreise für Musik) for European Musician of the Year. Those laurels gained him the chance to conduct many leading orchestras. He is director of the Sinfonia Helvetica orchestra and the Musique & Amitié festival in Switzerland. He has led operatic productions in Monte Carlo, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, the UK, Sweden, Italy, the US and Canada


 

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