Jurek Dybał

A recognised conductor, manager of cultural life, and musician with the famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. His dynamic personality on the stage attracts audiences to the concert halls of Europe, where he has conducted an array of the most famous ensembles including the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Wiener Concert-Verein, Vienna Art Orchestra, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR), Polish Radio Orchestra, Silesia Chamber Orchestra, NFM Leopoldinum Symphony Orchestra, Silesian Opera Orchestra and the philharmonic orchestras of Poznań, Kraków, Łódź, and Gdańsk. In early music, he cooperates with the recognised Concerto Köln, and as an instrumentalist with Marc Minkowski’s Les Musiciens du Louvre.

The creator of multimedia projects which take an unconventional approach to promoting the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, he has among others conducted the first Polish performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Adagio for Strings, and participated in the world premiere of quintet arrangement of the composer’s Leaves from an Unwritten Diary and Duo concertante. Furthermore, his effort led to the Viennese premiere of Franciszek Lessel’s Overture performed by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and persuaded Concerto Köln to include works of Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki in their repertoire.

Dybał has worked with a range of eminent musicians, notably Yuri Bashmet, Julian Rachlin, Angela Hewitt, Itamar Golan, Mihaela Ursuleasa, Michel Lethiec, Frans Helmerson, Arto Noras, Erwin Schrott, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Piotr Paleczny, Xavier de Maistre, Gábor Boldoczki, and many others. He can be heard on the CDs released by the Polish label DUX, Belgian RCP, and Japanese Camerata, and is a two-time winner of a Fryderyk, the accolade from the Polish Recording Industry.

Jurek Dybał is the director of the Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra, and the founder and director of the Krzysztof Penderecki International Music Festival – Level 320, held in the historical Guido mine in Zabrze.

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