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Michal Dworzynski

Conductor

Conductor Michał Dworzynski is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Cracow Philharmonic, where he conducts ten weeks a season (starting September 2013). Guest highlights of 13/14 include his debut with the NHK Symphony at Orchard Hall, Tokyo and a return to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, this time for a concert at the Royal Festival Hall.

He has received numerous awards for his committed advocacy of composers from his native Poland, bringing them to an international audience at major events worldwide. He gave the UK premiere of Maciejewski’s extraordinary Requiem Mass in Westminster Cathedral, with the massed forces of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus and BBC Singers and a starry Polish cast. He has taken the music of Lutoslawski to major UK festivals such as Cheltenham (BBC Philharmonic), Belfast (Ulster Orchestra) and St Magnus (BBC Scottish Symphony), and made his debuts with both the Israel Philharmonic and with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic in the major closing events of their seasons with Gorecki’s Symphony No.3. The Amsterdam concert was broadcast on Dutch television and included Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater. In November 2013 he will conduct the London Philharmonic at the Royal Festival Hall in a programme of Gorecki and Penderecki. Dworzynski maintains a regular presence in Warsaw with the Philharmonic Orchestra (with whom he toured Japan and Italy in 2012), and has guest-conducted all the major Polish orchestras and at the Warsaw National Opera.

Since winning the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in 2006, Dworzynski has appeared regularly with the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony and Bournemouth Symphony orchestras. European engagements have included the Radiosinfonieorchester Berlin, Frankfurter Museumsgesellschaft, Vienna Chamber, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Madrid RTVE, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Belgique and Orchestre National de Lille.

He is a popular guest in Japan, having appeared with the Tokyo Symphony and Tokyo Philharmonic and at Suntory Hall, and having toured to Tokyo Opera City with the Warsaw Philharmonic. He made his first visits to Australia and New Zealand in June 2011, and returned in 2013 to conduct the West Australian Symphony and Adelaide Symphony. Dworzynski has made several CD recordings for the Polish Television and Radio, and has an ongoing relationship with Hyperion Records and the BBC Scottish Symphony.

Dworzynski studied in Warsaw with Antoni Wit and in Berlin with Christian Ehwald and was appointed Assistant Conductor of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice at the age of 21. From 2008-10 he was Principal Conductor of the Beethoven Academy in Cracow, conducting them at the Warsaw Easter Festival and in the Warsaw Philharmonic series, and programming Beethoven and Brahms cycles.

Michał Dworzyński is represented by Intermusica.
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Symphonies

Beethoven

Complete Symphonies

Berlioz

Symphonie Fantastique

Brahms

Complete Symphonies

Dvorak

No.8; No.9 From the New World

Górecki

No.3

Mahler

Nos.1, 2, 6

Mendelssohn

No.3, No.4

Prokofiev

No.1

Rachmaninov

No.2

Saint-Saens

No.3 Organ

Schumann

Complete Symphonies

Shostakovich

Nos. 1, 5, 9

Sibelius

No.2

Tchaikovsky 

Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6

 

Other Concert Pieces

Baciewicz

Concerto for String Orchestra

Bizet

Carmen Suites No.1 , No. 2

 

L’Arlesienne Suites No.1, No. 2

Borodin

Polovtsian Dances

Brahms

Haydn Variations

 

Hungarian Dances

Britten

a time that was

Chabrier

España

Debussy

L’Après-midi d’un Faun

Dukas

L’Apprenti Sorcier

Elgar

Enigma;  Serenade for Strings

Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Grieg

Peer Gynt - suites No. 1, No. 2

 

Symphonic Dances

 

Lyric Suite

Holst

The Planets

Karlowicz

White Dove

Kodaly

Dances of Galanta

Liszt

Les Preludes

Lutoslawski

Petite Suite; Concerto for Orchestra; Chantefleurs et Chantefables

Lyadov

Eight Russian Folk Songs

Mahler

Lieder eines fahrenden Geselle; Blumine

Mendelssohn

A Midsummer’s Night Dream - Suite

Mussorgsky

Pictures at an Exhibition

 

Night on the Bare Mountain

Penderecki

Chaconne

Prokofiev

Peter and the Wolf

Ravel

La Valse

Mother Goose Suite

 

Bolero

 

Rhapsodie Espagnole

 

Pavane

 

Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No.2

 

Tombeau de Couperin

Rimsky-Korsakov

Capriccio Español

Schumann

Ouverture, scherzo and finale; Manfred Overture

Sibelius

Swan from Tuonela; Finlandia

Strauss R.

Don Juan

 

Till Eulenspiegel

 

Tod und Verklärung

Stravinsky

Petruschka

 

Firebird - Suite

 

Soldier’s Tale - Suite

Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker - Suite

 

The Sleeping Beauty - Suite

 

Capriccio Italiano

 

Swan Lake Suite

Vaughan Williams

Tallis Fantasia

Wagner

Siegfried's Idyll

Warlock

Capriol Suite

Zemlinksy

Seejungfrau

 

Choral works

Maciejewsi    

Requjem Mass

Mozart

Coronation Mass in C major

 

Requiem

Orff

Carmina Burana

Penderecki

St. Luke Passion

Stravinsky

Symphony of Psalms

Szymanowski

Stabat Mater

Verdi

Requiem

 

Overtures

Beethoven

Egmont

 

Coriolan

 

Leonore No.2

 

Leonore No.3

 

Fidelio

 

Prometheus

Berlioz

Roman Carnival

Brahms

Academic Festival Overture

Dvorak

Carnival

 

Othello

Glinka

Ruslan and Ludmila

Mendelssohn

Hebrides

 

The Midsummer’s Night Dream

 

Ruy Blas

Mozart

The Marriage of Figaro

 

The Magic Flute

 

Cosi fan tutte

 

Titus

 

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

 

Don Giovanni

Rossini

Il Barbiere

 

L’Italiana in Algieri

 

Wilhelm Tell

 

La Cenerentola

 

Il viaggio a Reims

 

La Gazza ladra

 

La scala di seta

 

Semiramide

Smetana

Die verkaufte Braut

Strauss J.

Die Fledermaus

 

The Gypsy Baron

Szymanowski

Concert Overture

Tchaikovsky

Romeo and Juliet

 

1812

Verdi

I Vespri siciliani

 

La Forza del Destino

 

La Traviata

 

Aida

 

Nabucco

Wagner

Die Meistersinger

 

Tannhauser

 

Rienzi

Weber

Der Freischutz

 

Oberon

Zelenski

In the Tatra Mountains

 

Concerti

Balakirev

Piano Concerto No.2 in E flat major

Bartok

Piano Concerto No.3

Beethoven

Complete Concertos

 

Violin Romances

Brahms

Complete Concertos

Britten

Violin Illuminations

Bruch

Violin Concerto in G minor

Busoni

Concertino for Clarinet

Chausson

Poeme for violin

Chopin

Complete works for piano and orchestra

Cimarosa

Concerto for 2 flutes

Debussy

Rhapsody No.1 for Clarinet

Dvorak

Concerti for cello, violin and piano

Elgar

Cello Concerto

 

Violin Concerto

Grieg

Piano Concerto

Haydn

Cello concertos in C and in D

 

Violin Concerto in C

Hindemith

Schwanendreher

Korngold

Violin Concerto

Lalo

Symphonie Espagnole

Lutoslawski

Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto

Martinu

Violin Concerto

Mendelssohn

Violin concertos in E minor and D minor

Miakovsky

Cello Concerto

Mozart

Complete Violin Concertos

 

Piano Concertos 449(E flat), 466(D), 488(A), 491 (C minor), 503(C), 595 (B flat)

 

Concerto for two pianos in E flat KV 365

 

Complete wind Concertos

 

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat

 

Sinfonia Concertante for Winds in E flat K297b

Paganini

Violin Concerto No.1 in D major

Penderecki

Concerto Grosso

 

Flute Concerto; Sinfonietta No.2 for Clarinet

Prokofiev

Symphony Concertante for Cello

Poulenc

Concerto Champetre

Rachmaninov

Piano Concertos No.2 and No.3

 

Paganini Rhapsody

Rodrigo

Concierto de Aranjuez

 

Concerto Madrigal

Saint-Saens

Cello Concerto No.1

 

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

 

Piano Concerto No.2

Sibelius

Violin Concerto

Schumann

Piano Concerto

 

Cello Concerto

 

Violin Concerto

Shostokovich

Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Stojowski

Piano Concerto

Stavinsky

Violin Concerto

Szymanowski

Violin Concertos

Tchaikowsky

Piano Concerto No.1

 

Violin Concerto

 

Rococo Variations

Wieniawski

Violin concertos

As of October 2010 

Cracow Philharmonic / Bizet Carmen
“he accompanied the soloists perfectly, with good feeling and sensitivity, drawing out the whole artistry of Bizet’s score. “
Polskamuza.eu, June 2014

Cracow Philharmonic / Beethoven Easter Festival / Brahms Double Concerto, Beethoven 5
“Michal Dworzyński accompanied the soloists (Julian Rachlin and Claudio Bohorquez) perfectly, creating a beautiful musical world. The interpretation of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, presented in the second half of the evening was also a success. Michał Dworzyński…focused on the score itself, stressing the whole mastery of Beethoven’s composition, motivic work, building harmonic tensions and beauty of the instrumentation. His interpretation was enriched with lightness and consistency and at the same time full of emotions. It was an unsophisticated and fresh reading proving that Beethoven’s music in still very up to date and alive.”
Polskamuza.eu, April 2014

Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
“The conductor Michal Dworzynski, very attentive to the soloist, also led the large formation of the ONPL in Also Sprach Zarathustra in a performance full of energy but also with great precision, bringing out the leitmotifs as they passed from one instrument to the other, particularly the solemn strings.”
Ouest France, January 2014

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Gorecki and Penderecki
“London Philharmonic were in fine fettle for Penderecki's Violin Concerto No.1, where they and their Polish conductor Michal Dworzynski did a fine job of capturing the work's fraught, tightly bound texture and the imploded lyricism of its constantly evolving melodic material.”
Guardian, December 2013

“clear technique and command of structure…”
Daily Telegraph, December 2013

“Michał Dworzynski secured a tensile yet always thoughtful response from the London Philharmonic, reinforcing the sense that here is a work ready for re-evaluation….. At around 56 minutes, Dworzynski was slightly slower than the suggested timing, yet this enabled him to maintain a firm while never inflexible control over the strings in those canonic expanses that almost (but not quite) mirror each other either side of the first movement’s plangent central setting, while securing an ideal balance between harp, piano and strings in the poignant evocation that follows. … and, when the performances were as committed and insightful as these, then the experience was a pleasurable as much as an instructive one.”
Classical Source, December 2013

Krakow Philharmonic / Penderecki
“Dworzyński forged an interesting, coherent whole. Proposing fairly fast tempos, he consistently built up the dramatic tension, from the prayerful and rapt Introitus to the tremendous finale, keeping the audience in suspense for nearly ninety minutes. Only a real master could draw such a grand musical fresco without losing a prayerful intimacy; Michał Dworzyński succeeded.

It was also pleasing to see such a marvellous understanding between the conductor and the performers of this impressive interpretation, which bodes well for the future.”
Ruch Myzyczny, September 2013

“The highlight of the celebrations last Saturday (of the 80 anniwersary of Krzysztof Penderecki in the Krakow Philharmonic) was the opening concert of the new season with the Polish Requiem by Krzysztof Penderecki.

The Requiem consists of a number of pieces, each dedicated to Poland's tragic contemporary history. The new Artistic Director Michal Dworzynski led the orchestra, the choir, and the soloists with greatest bravery and mastery. An outburst of enthusiasm among the audience for this exceedingly beautiful performance ended with a prolonged standing ovation for the artists and the composer. “In the 25 years since its composition I have never heard such a good interpretation of the Polish Requiem " - admitted Krzysztof Penderecki after the concert. " It was worth waiting for"- he added.”
Dziennik Polski, September 2013

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra / Strauss, Hindemith & Prokofiev
“This was an exceptionally executed performance from the Auckland Philharmonia and Maestro Dworzynski. There is a clear rapport between the musicians and conductor and the level of attention to detail on all fronts was plain to hear. If I had to pick out highlights, they came in the second and the last movements especially with regard to orchestral colouring, dynamics and balance. It was a thoroughly captivating and highly enjoyable performance.

An truly excellent evening of music all round.”
Stuff Nation, May 2013

“Polish conductor Michal Dworzynski took an almost pastoral care guiding 23 string players through Richard Strauss' Metamorphosen.

How effortlessly this glorious music emanated from a deep, resonant mesh of cellos and basses, Dworzynski attending to every detail, from the slightest dynamic swell to the rhythmic motifs and semiquaver flurries that carry such an emotional charge.

After interval, we were powerless to resist the all-engulfing sweep of Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony.Dworzynski did not allow its mighty first movement to lag, meaning that sighing phrases were edgier, and mysterious dances seemed to be lurking in the shadows.

An edge-of-the-seat, obsessive Scherzo prepared us for the eventual explosive Finale.In between, Dworzynski allowed Prokofiev's ironic, angular lines to become more tender in the Adagio.

Soaring violins over a magical shift from F to E majors seemed to catch the hope and faith that kept spirits aloft during the soul-testing wartime years.”
The New Zealand Herald, May 2013

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Schubert, Rossini, Mozart & Mendelssohn
“Dworzynski didn't so much start Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony as launch it; and the SSO, going in at white heat, didn't so much play it as bring it pouring off the page and into sound: it was like a great sunburst; a totally Mediterranean, thrilling, radiant performance of the symphony.”
The Herald Scotland, four stars, January 2013

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Goetz & Wieniaski (Hyperion)
“Polish native Dworzynski has been busy establishing himself throughout Europe and his conducting on this compact disc is a perfect foil to Milne’s piano…. highly recommended”
Audiophile Audition, five stars, April 2012

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Borodin, Kodaly & Mussorgsky
“[…] One of the finest live performances of the piece I have heard… The Great Gate of Kiev has rarely reached such heights of superbly-graded crescendo, topped out by the sonorous clanging of a free-standing bell.”
Liverpool Echo, December 2011

“Providing lively and delectably sprung rhythms Dworzynski got himself off to a fine start with this buoyant curtain raiser… Dworzynski showed his skill in moulding the score’s myriad moods and alternating tempos with exquisite musical colouring.”
Seen and Heard International, December 2011

“The chorale playing of the woodwind was especially delicate and the dances really sounded like dances… Dworzynski held the orchestra together well, allowing the brass section to demonstrate its beautiful tone amid the fine ensemble playing. We should look forward to his early return.”
Click Review, December 2011

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Tchaikovsky
“Dworzynski’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 lacked nothing in passion or perception… Under Dworzynski’s hand the finale was not simply a desolate denouement but one of fervent sorrow. Above all he found the element of agony and despair as a catalyst for making this the finale it should be; powerful, moving, tragic, with stopped horns adding colour and the basses raw as if drawing a last breath.”
Bournemouth Echo, October 2011

Auckland Philharmonia / Tchaikovsky & Sibelius
“…the orchestra, under the able baton of Michal Dworzynski…

Dworzynski obviously relished the chance to bring a real sense of cohesion and inevitability to it all, which he did… This young conductor has made his name in Europe with his advocacy of contemporary Polish music and, in the Auckland Town Hall, one felt as if one was hearing this Sibelius work for the first time, 109 years ago.”
NZ Herald, July 2011

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra / Kodaly & Schumann
“In [Dworzynski] we find artistic virtues where specific qualities like intelligence, a keen aural sensitivity, precision, textual fidelity and personal warmth are all part of the mix… Dworzynski’s unmistakeable quality here was the felicitous amount of detail he managed to unearth in the work as a whole… also very characteristic in this music is the ingrained rubati which always sounded both spontaneous and affectionate.

Dworzynski has a keen ear for inner textures in the composer’s orchestration. The opening movement had the vibrancy it needs, while the extremely difficult Scherzo (especially the string writing) was full of light-hearted charm.”
SA Jewish Report, May 2011

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra / Tchaikovsky & Rimsky-Korsakov
“He is one of the greats amongst the younger generation who has collaborated with our orchestra. The way Dworzynski modulated, paced and shaded the music appeared as if this was developed over years.

Dworzynski’s interpretation was first-rate: tautly controlled throughout, rhythmically crisp, electrifying in its dynamism, but by no means lacking in lyrical grace. He chose the right mix of ingredients to achieve a truly magisterial end result…Dworzynski’s reading was unrivalled for poetic eloquence, kaleidoscopic colouring, and dramatic grandeur.”
SA Jewish Report, May 2011

Iceland Symphony / Brahms Symphony No.1
“Brahms´s first symphony, which was simply magnificent under the brilliant direction of MichalDworzynski. The interpretation was a perfect blend of solid architecture and wild passion.Everything one loves about Brahms, the nostalgia, love of nature, the lyrical beauty, the depth,and melodies that are out of this world, it was all there in this performance. The developmentfrom one moment to the next was completely natural, the thread was never broken. Technicallythe playing was secure and disciplined. Without a doubt this is among the most inspiring I haveheard with the Iceland Symphony. A five-star ending of an era!”
Fréttablaðið, April 2011

“This evening´s performance was simply outstanding under the secure direction of Dworzynski.There was simply not a weak moment to be found and the entire emotional range of Brahms wasdelivered impeccably. This was a wonderful evening...”
Morgunblaðið, April 2011

Warsaw Philharmonic / Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky & Macmillan
“Already very successful abroad, it is really great to see the great talent of this Polish artist... Thevery interesting programme gave an excellent opportunity to show his artistry and skill in threedifferent styles of music (Tchaikovsky, MacMillan, Stravinsky)... And I must say that each of thesethree works was given a fantastic interpretation by this young conductor. He brought to life thecomposers’ intentions with gestures which were clear and very expressive. You really could feelthe conductor and the orchestra acting with one accord. His conducting is on a par with thatof the great masters like Salonen or Boulez, who prize humility above all else, and who take ananalytic approach to the score. Dworzynski does likewise...”
Ruch muzyczny, May 2011

Tonhalle Zürich / Pärt, Prokofiev &Tchaikovsky
“Last week the gifted 32-year-old Polish conductor Michal Dworzynski bravely jumped in at the very last minute to replace the ailing Gennady Rozhdestvensky, with only one (general) rehearsal...

... [Pärt’s Cantus im Memoriam Benjamin Britten was performed] by conductor and orchestra who built up the intensity beautifully. To close Prokofiev‘s Romeo and Juliet again: Dworzynski leapt upon the work with his whole body, and gave us a powerful, vivacious performance. He is energetic rather than a colourist – certainly the best approach for such physical music.“
Neue Zurcher Zeitung, November 2010

“Dworzynski revelled in the loud dissonance of the opening chords and, later, employed a youthful swagger to good effect… He displayed faultless control of tempi and dynamics and the orchestra clearly tried hard to impress both him and the audience – and, by and large, they succeeded.”
ConcertoNet.com, November 2010

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Stravinsky, Rachmaninov & Lyadov
“Dworzynski is real firecracker of a conductor, a real energiser…

Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony… received a magisterial, full-blooded performance from the SSO, with Dworzynski completely eschewing the glamourised, Hollywood-style interpretation that so scarred Leonard Slatkin’s recent tasteless recording, producing instead genuine urgency, a dark almost melancholic richness of emotion and boundless passion.”
The Glasgow Herald, May 2010

“…we had a sneak preview of the man who will travel to Orkney next month to direct the SSO's St Magnus Festival concerts, Polish conductor Michal Dworzynski.

He was perfectly at home in a programme that sandwiched Stravinsky's wickedly off-beat Violin Concerto between the succulent Romantic delights of Rachmaninov's Second Symphony and the lesser-known artistry of Anatol Lyadov, a contemporary of Tchaikovsky whose music possesses the same expressive traits, plus a dash of tangy individualism.

If Rachmaninov's Symphony No.2 was there to calm us down, it did in the sense that its most gorgeous moments were shaped by Dworzynski with languishing warmth… the intentions were honest, heart-felt and ultimately resplendent.”
The Scotsman, May 2010

Yamagata Symphony Orchestra / Sibelius, Elgar & Lutoslawski
“...the spirited Polish conductor Michal Dworzynski gave a wonderful, musically rich performance...In Sibelius 2 he conveyed a poetic sensibility evoking the atmosphere of the composer’s native Finland. There was a combination of excitement and intimacy in the Enigma Variations,and the Little Suite of Lutowslawski was given a folk music feeling and played with crispness and clarity."
Yamagata Shimbun, December 2009

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Rodrigo & Turina
“Michal Dworzynski, did not disappoint. Indeed it may be said that he took the proverbial bull by the horns and led a pretty fantastic dance.

His dynamic energy extended to an unbridled account of Borodin’s vibrant Polovtsian Dances and the unforgettable melodies of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Set on Christmas Eve, this fantasy ballet beguiles everyone and Dworzynski seized the opportunity to present the entire programme with the kind of precision and punch that showcases the BSO.”
Bournemouth Echo, December 2009

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra / Gorecki & Chopin
"Dworzynski breathes into (Gorecki 3) clear lines, expressiveness and shape. He leads clearly and communicates his ideas to the orchestra in detail. Dworzynski and Hossa prove that outstanding musicianship can build a convincing, moving performance."
Ynet news.com, June 2009

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Beethoven, Karlowicz & Dvorak
“Michal Dworzynski is a huge talent. Every time the Polish conductor works with the BBC SSO he reveals more of himself, more about the music he directs, and more evidence of why he is one of the most electric young conductors in the business.

… Dworzynski demonstrated near-immaculate skills in accompaniment during Dvorak's Cello Concerto”
The Herald, April 2009

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Prokofiev, Rachmaninov & Dvorak
“Polish conductor Michal Dworzyñski made Thursday afternoon’s concert of familiar pieces an exhilarating occasion.

Most impressive was Dvorák’s New World Symphony – approached with symphonic rigour as well as long-breathed lyricism... This was a gripping performance with all the power and dramatic drive that this great piece demands. Dworzyñski is a dynamic conductor who I hope we will hear again.”
Birmingham Post, February 2009

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Beethoven
“Dworzynski is dynamite, producing electric performances of Egmont and the Second Symphony with drive, dynamism, and full-fat meat on their bones... He is a swaying powerhouse of a conductor; a real talent, not to be missed when he returns.”
Glasgow Herald, January 2009

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra / Janácek, Mozart & Dvorák
This concert showed several of the reasons why Michal Dworzynski has been described as "one of Poland's most exciting conducting talents". His body language is lively, his stick technique precise, and in concert he seems in charge of detail but to concentrate more on the music's expressive purposes than on telling the players what to do.

In this concert, he and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra showed a natural rapport that gave the music-making a striking freedom and spontaneity…

“That's what I found exciting about this conductor - the ability to encourage music-making that puts expressive purpose first, and to make technique serve that purpose.”
Irish Times, October 2008

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Rachmaninov, Smetna, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky
"On the rostrum was one of the best and most energetic of today's young conductors, Michael Dworzynski, a Pole, who recently won the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition…

The conductor also directed fine performances of Smetana's Vltava, an epic piece of scene painting of the mighty Vltava river from its trickling source in the mountains to its majestic entry into the city of Prague, and Beethoven's Eighth Symphony."
The Independent, January 2008

Northern Sinfonia / Rachmaninov, Sibelius & Dvorak
“Dworzynski, too, is a dynamic performer, his physical approach reflected the music’s sense of immediacy.

Dworzynski has a way of pointing up contrasts, the scherzo an unstoppable force and the finale building wave upon wave of energy towards a glorious ending.”
The Journal, March 2008

London Symphony Orchestra / Dvorak
"Winner of last year's Donatella Flick conducting competition and now the LSO's assistant conductor, Dworzynski is potentially a force to be reckoned with... he gradually settled into an account of (Dvorák's Otello Overture) that was beautifully shaped, sensual and nostalgic. The Eighth Symphony, meanwhile, was all sweeping grandeur and heart-on-sleeve emotionalism, shot through with moments of fiery aggression and dynamic elation."
The Guardian, October 2007

Daniel Harding was to have conducted this concert of “Pure Dvorák”, but his indisposition saw Michal Dworzynski take to the podium. Winner of last year's Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, he has worked extensively with the London Symphony, and their rapport was obvious from the outset.

Dworzynski kept a firm control over its [Dvorak’s Othello] structure, bringing a rapt expression to the introduction and also a wistful anxiety to the chorale at the centre, while not underplaying the tragic intensity elsewhere.
Classicalsource.com, October 2007

London Symphony Orchestra / Donatella Flick Conducting Competition
"Michal Dworzynski, 27, rose to the occasion…We were told that the jury had agonised, but in the finals only his music-making and demeanour suggested someone really in charge."
The Times, October 2006

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