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Łukasz Borowicz

Łukasz Borowicz

Łukasz Borowicz

*25 IX 1977 Warszawa

Young conductor Łukasz Borowicz, increasingly sought after following his highly acclaimed debut in a concert performance of the opera “Halka” at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in 2010, has been invited to conduct the Komische Oper Berlin (2012 – La Boheme), the MDR-Sinfonieorchester (Kurt-Weill-Fest 2012), the NDR-Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Staatskapelle Halle. He also returned for an appearance at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in 2011.

Borowicz has been working since 2010 with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, which is recording the symphonic oeuvre of British-Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik on the CPO label. This project will be completed in 2013. Borowicz will also be conducting the Konzerthausorchester in concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin in 2012.

Borowicz toured with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra throughout Europe and Asia and has been its chief conductor since 2007. The orchestra has released numerous CDs, such as Cherubini’s “Lodoiska”, Roman Statkowski’s “Maria”, Louis Spohr’s “Berggeist” and Grażyna Bacewicz’s “The Adventures of King Arthur". Borowicz’s recordings have been awarded the Diapason d’Or (March 2010), the Polish Fryderyk Prize (2007, 2010) and the BBC Music Orchestral Choice (August 2010) and have won nominations for the Midem Classical Awards (2008) and the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (2009).

Borowicz was appointed chief guest conductor of the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006. Borowicz regularly conducts at the Polish National Opera Warsaw and the Krakow Opera House.

Born in Warsaw in 1977, Borowicz studied with Boguslaw Madey at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, where he also later received a doctorate in conducting under the supervision of Antoni Wit. In the 2005-06 season, Borowicz served as assistant to Kazimierz Kord at the Polish National Opera Warsaw. Prior to that, he also served as assistant to Antoni Wit at the Warsaw Philharmonic (2002-05) and Iván Fischer at the Budapest Festival Orchestra (2000-01). He has held several grants from the Ministry of Culture and is prizewinner of four conducting competitions – those in Trento (1999), Athens (2000), Porto (2002) and Bamberg (2004). His honors also include the “Passport” Award from the Polityka weekly (2008).

Over the course of his international career, Borowicz has appeared with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Staatskapelle Halle, the Orchestra of the Opera in Marseille, I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra Copenhagen, the Ukrainian National Philharmonic Orchestra Kiew and the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra.


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