Łukasz Borowicz

Born in 1977 in Warsaw, since 2006 Łukasz Borowicz has been Chief Guest Conductor of the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied with Bogusław Madey at Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw where he received doctorate in conducting under Antoni Wit. Between 2007 and 2015 he was Artistic Director of the Polish Radio Orchestra.

In 2008 he was awarded the Passport prize of “Polityka” magazine, in 2011 – the Coryphaeus of Polish Music prize, in 2013 – the Cyprian Kamil Norwid Prize, and in 2014 – the Tansman prize for outstanding musical personality.

Following his operatic debut with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the National Opera in Warsaw, he has conducted over 130 opera and ballet performances at the venue, incl. the premieres of Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck, The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, Midsummer’s Night Dream by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and György Ligeti, Romeo and Juliet by Sergey Prokofiev. Other operatic productions include: Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Eugène Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Halka by Stanisław Moniuszko at the Cracow Opera, The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Rusalka by Antonin Dvořák, Bluebeard’s Castle by Bela Bartók and Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell at the Wielki Theatre in Łódź, or Karol Szymanowski’s King Roger at ABAO Opera in Bilbao. At subsequent editions of Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival he has presented and recorded several forgotten operas, as well as conducted concerts at festivals in Pesaro (Ewa Podleś recital), and Schleswig-Holstein (Halka by Stanisław Moniuszko with NDR Orchestra).
Łukasz Borowicz has conducted numerous orchestras, incl. the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, SWR Sinfonirorchester Stuttgart, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, as well as the majority of Polish symphony orchestras.

Between 2015 and 2018, his collaborations incl. the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, RIAS Kammerchor and Akademie für Alte Musik, Deutche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, NWD Philharmonie Herford, Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Orchestre National des Pays de Loire, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille. In October 2018, conducted the performance of Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer at the Opéra Bastille to become the first Polish conductor in the history of Paris Opera.

Łukasz Borowicz’s discography comprises 85 albums. He has recorded the complete violin concertos by Grażyna Bacewicz for Chandos (with soloist Joanna Kurkowicz). The complete symphonic works by Andrzej Panufnik recorded with the Polish Radio Orchestra and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin for cpo have been recognised by ICMA with Special Achievement Award in 2015. His collaboration with Piotr Beczała on the Deutsche Grammophon recording of Heart’s Delight (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) has certified Gold in Poland.
With the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra Łukasz Borowicz has made recordings of works by Karol Kurpiński (for Polskie Radio), Franz Xaver Scharwenka (for Naxos), opera recitals by Samuel Ramey (for Polskie Radio) and Francesco Melli (for Polskie Nagrania), as well as concert performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco (for Polskie Nagrania). In 2015, the CD Stars of World Opera Stages: Ewa Podleś with the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra Live (recorded at a concert in Poznań) was awarded the L’Orphée d’Or by the French Académie du Disque Lyrique. In 2015, he recorded Oratorium 966.pl by Jacek Sykulski with the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, and in 2016, made the world’s first CD recording of Quo vadis by Feliks Nowowiejski. Published in 2017 by the German record publishers cpo, it has won the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) in 2018. Łukasz Borowicz’ recent recordings include opera Djamileh by Georges Bizet, and symphonies—No. 2 and 3—by Feliks Nowowiejski (for DUX).


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