credit Marco Borggreve
In September 2018 Krzysztof Urbański enters the eight season of his highly acclaimed tenure as Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
In 2015 Urbański became Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. In addition to concerts in Hamburg last seasons they toured Japan and Europe. Alongside performances they released for Alpha Classics ‘wholly excellent renderings’ (Gramophone) of Lutosławski works, Dvořák Symphony No.9 and A Hero Song and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. His discography also includes Chopin small pieces for piano and orchestra with Jan Lisiecki and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon and Martinu’s Cello Concerto No.1 recorded for Sony with Sol Gabetta and the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Krzysztof Urbański simultaneously maintains an international presence by appearing as guest conductor for numerous orchestras around the world, including the Münchner Philharmoniker, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Wiener Symphoniker, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, among others.
This season sees him debut with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Urbański served as Chief Conductor and Artistic Leader of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra since 2010 till 2017 and embarked on a concurrent four-season tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in 2012. In 2017 he was appointed Honorary Guest Conductor of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.
In June 2015 Urbański received the prestigious Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Notably, he is the first conductor to have ever received this award.
As of February 2019