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Marzena Diakun

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Marzena Diakun
© Marco Borggreve

Marzena Diakun was born in Koszalin, Poland, where she studied piano. After completing her studies at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wroclaw, she continued her studies in conducting at the University of Music and Performing Artsin Vienna. She also attended masterclasses, notably with Masur and Boulez. A recipient of prestigious awards, she quickly climbed the ladder leading to a decidedly international career after a series of concerts with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra) in 2015-16.

She was then invited to conduct at concerts all over the world: BBC National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra), Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, OSESP of São Paulo, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra,Philharmoniker Hamburg (the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra), RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Het Residentie Orkest, among others. Since September 2021, she has been Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Community of Madrid Orchestra  .

She is a strong advocate of contemporary composition: she has premiered numerous works, including Neuwirth's Lost Highway, and recorded a CD dedicated to Polish women composers, followed by Henri's 10th Symphony.

For Marzena Diakun, conducting is like "taking care of souls, of their development. Through the most refined music, we have the role of making people cry, making them happy, making them excited.” She is a professor at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music.

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