In 2015 Urbański became Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. In addition to concerts in Hamburg last seasons they toured Japan and Europe. Alongside performances they released for Alpha Classics ‘wholly excellent renderings’ (Gramophone) of Lutosławski’s works, Dvořák’s Symphony No.9, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Shostakovich’s Symphony No.5. His discography also includes Chopin’s small pieces for piano and orchestra with Jan Lisiecki and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon and Martinu’s Cello Concerto No.1 recorded for Sony with Sol Gabetta and the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Krzysztof Urbański has appeared as guest conductor with numerous orchestras around the world, including the Münchner Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Wiener Symphoniker, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra Washington, among others.
Urbański served as Chief Conductor and Artistic Leader of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra since 2010 till 2017 and embarked on a concurrent four-season tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in 2012. In 2017 he was appointed Honorary Guest Conductor of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.
In June 2015 Krzysztof 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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