Krzysztof Urbański



In September 2018, Krzysztof Urbański enters the eighth season of his highly acclaimed tenure as Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. 

In 2015 Urbański became Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra succeeding Alan Gilbert. In addition to concerts in Hamburg last season, they toured Japan and Europe. Alongside these performances, they released for Alpha Classics ‘wholly excellent renderings’ (Gramophone) of Lutosławski works and Dvořák’s Symphony No.9 and A Hero’s Song. His discography also includes Chopin small pieces for piano and orchestra with Jan Lisiecki and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon which received an ECHO Klassik award, and Martinu’s Cello Concerto No.1 recorded for Sony with Sol Gabetta and the Berliner Philharmoniker. Krzysztof Urbański simultaneously maintains an international presence by appearing as guest conductor for numerous orchestras around the world, including the Münchner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Wiener Symphoniker, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington and Toronto Symphony Orchestra, among others. Next season sees his debut with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris.

Urbański served as Chief Conductor and Artistic Leader of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra from 2010 until 2017 and embarked on a concurrent four-season tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in 2012. In 2017 he was appointed Honorary Guest Conductor of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera. In June 2015 Urbański received the prestigious Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival; notably, he is the first conductor to have ever received this award.

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