One of Poland’s foremost conductors, Jacek Kaspsyzk has previously held positions as Artistic Director of the Warsaw Philharmonic, NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic, Music Director of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and of the Polish National Opera as well as Principal Conductor and Music Advisor of the Noord Nederlands Orkest. He is also Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Beethoven Academy Orchestra in Krakow.
Since his early success at the Karajan Conducting Competition in Berlin, Jacek Kaspszyk has conducted many major orchestras throughout the world including Berlin Philharmonic, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, RSO Berlin, Orchestre de Paris, Vienna Symphony, the Oslo, Stockholm, Rotterdam and Czech Philharmonics, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, with whom he toured Australia. He has worked with all the major London orchestras, the BBC Orchestras (including at the BBC Proms), as well as the Royal Scottish National, the Hallé and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras. He has toured extensively with the Warsaw Philharmonic in Europe, Asia and most recently in the USA to great critical acclaim.
Last season saw performances with the Janacek Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre National de l’Ile de France with pianist Louis Lortie. Jacek Kaspszyk is regularly invited to China, and in the past he has conducted the China Philharmonic, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hangzhou Symphony Orchestras.
Highlights of the 2019/20 season will be concerts with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian and Slovak philharmonic orchestras and Orchestra di Padova e di Veneto as well as being welcomed back to the Warsaw Phiharmonic and the Sinfonia Varsovia. He will also return to China to conduct the Shanghai and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestras.
Recent guest conducting engagements include the Lucerne, Lahti and Yomiuri Nippon symphony orchestras, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, the Orquesta de Valencia, the Symphony Orchestra of India and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as performances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, following his highly acclaimed debut with the Mariinsky Opera …