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Krzysztof Urbanski

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Krzysztof Urbanski
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Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra from 2011 to 2021 and Chief Conductor and Artistic Leader of the Trondheim symfoniorkester from 2010 to 2017, Krzysztof Urbanski was appointed Chief Conductor Designate of the Berner Symphonieorchester, starting from the 24/25 season. In 2017 he was assigned Honorary Guest Conductor of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra from 2012 to 2016 and Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester from 2015 to 2021. In November 2022 he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana succeeding Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Urbanski appeared as a guest conductor with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestre de Paris, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony among others.

Highlights of Krzysztof Urbanski’s 2023-24 season include debuts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Autumn 2023 sees his concerts with the Dresdner Philharmonie (at the Kulturpalast and on a tour in Europe) and with the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana. Moreover he returns to the Münchner Philharmoniker, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Wiener Symphoniker, Philharmonia Zürich and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

With the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester he recorded albums of Lutosławski’s works, Dvorák’s Symphony N09, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Shostakovich’s Symphony N05 and Strauss’ works; all on Alpha Classics. His discography also includes Chopin’s 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 N01 with Sol Gabetta and the Berliner Philharmoniker recorded for Sony.

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