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 Urbański was appointed in 2017 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.
Urbański appeared as a guest conductor with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, hr-Sinfonieorchester, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Philharmonia Zürich, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others.
Highlights of his 2022-23 season include debuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin and two projects with the Münchner Philharmoniker. Moreover he returns to the Wiener Symphoniker, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Bamberger Symphoniker, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra of Washington.
With the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester he recorded albums of Lutosławski’s works, Dvořák’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 Martinů’s Cello Concerto N01 with Sol Gabetta and the Berliner Philharmoniker recorded for Sony.