Stanislaw Skrowaczewski returns to the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Published: 14 May 2012
Stanisław Skrowaczewski, during a busy month of conducting in Europe, made an exciting return to the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Gasteig in Munich (concerts on 10 and 11 May). Skrowaczewski opened the programme with his own arrangement of the Adagio from Bruckner’s String Quintet, followed by Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto with soloist Alexei Volodin. The programme closed with Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. Click here to listen to this concert in full (available online until May 19).
On May 23, 24 and 25 Skrowaczewski returns to the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich for an all-Mozart programme – Symphonies No.35 ‘Haffner’ and No.39, together with Piano Concerto No.23, K.488, with soloist Paul Lewis. The concert on May 25 features Skrowaczewski’s Passacaglia Immaginaria to open the programme.
Visiting his native Poland, Maestro Skrowaczewski returns to the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, of which he is Principal Guest Conductor, for a concert on May 18. So renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner, Skrowaczewski conducts the orchestra in Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony. The concert opens with a performance of Skrowaczewski’s own Music for Winds (2001).
While in Poland, Stanisław Skrowaczewski will be presented on May 17 with an honorary doctorate (Doctor honoris causa) by the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. The recipient of numerous awards (recently including the Bruckner Society of America’s Kilenyi Medal of Honor), Skrowaczewski already holds honorary doctorates in the USA from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), Hamline University (Saint Paul), and the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston).