Łukasz Borowicz

Studied in the class of Bogusław Madey at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where he was conferred a doctorate in conducting under the tutelage of Antoni Wit. In 2005–06 he was assistant to Kazimierz Kord at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw. Between 2007 and 2015 he was the artistic director of the Polish Radio Orchestra, and he has been the First Guest Conductor of the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006.

As well as the Polityka weekly “Passport” award (2008), he has also received the Coryphée of Polish Music award (2011), the Norwid Award (2013) and Tansman Prize for Outstanding Musical Personality (2014).

The orchestras he has conducted include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, Wiener Volksoper, Marseille Opera Orchestra, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, and the majority of Polish symphony orchestras.

Borowicz has conducted a diverse range of pieces at the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter festivals: Luigi Cherubini’s Lodoïska, Louis Spohr’s Berggeist, Carl Maria Weber’s Euryanthe, Gaetano Donizetti’s Maria Padilla, Italo Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re, Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, and Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw.

His recordings now number over 65, with his complete symphonic works of Andrzej Panufnik recorded on CPO label having won the Special Achievement Award ICMA 2015. The recording of Britten’s opera The Turn of the Screw produced during the previous Beethoven Festival was nominated for a 2016 ICMA Award.

photo Justyna Mielniczuk