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Marek Janowski

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Marek Janowski returns to the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra

22 November 2017

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Marek Janowski returns to Switzerland this month for two concerts with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra on 6 and 7 December 2017. Janowski conducts a programme of Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni, Mahler Kindertotenlieder with mezzo soprano Elizabeth Kulman and Robert Schumann Symphony No.4.


One of the foremost interpreters of the German tradition, Janowski made an acclaimed return to London earlier this year with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducting Wagner and Bruckner:


"Freed from score and music stand, Janowski comfortably settled in for the long haul, scrupulously burnishing the changing textures and rigorously sustaining purpose and momentum"
The Times, April 2017


He begins the new year with the Dresden Philharmonic, conducting a programme of Bartók Piano Concerto No.3 with soloist Francesco Piemontesi and Bruckner Symphony No.9.

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Marek Janowski returns to the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra with Francesco Piemontesi

02 November 2017

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Marek Janowski returns to the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra on 16 and 17 November 2017 alongside his fellow Intermusica artist Francesco Piemontesi. Janowski conducts a programme of Wagner's Overture to Der fliegende Holländer and Schumann Symphony No.2, with Piemontesi joining him to perform Liszt Piano Concerto No.2.


Elsewhere this month, Janowski returns to the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo on 11 and 12 November, conducting a programme on Hindemith and Beethoven. Janowski has worked regularly with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, conducting Wagner’s Ring Cycle in concert performances with the orchestra at the Tokyo Spring Festival over several seasons. He also returns to the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra on 5 and 6 November, performing R. Strauss' Closing Scene from Capriccio and An Alpine Symphony with soprano Michaela Kaune.


Following the performances in Frankfurt, Piemontesi travels to Munich for a repeat performance of Liszt Piano Concerto No.2 with the orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera and Cristian Măcelaru on 20 and 21 November. On 23 and 24 November he also joins Lahav Shani and the Rotterdam Philharmonic for performances of Ravel’s Piano Concerto.

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Marek Janowski returns to the Orchestre National de France

05 October 2017

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Marek Janowski returns to the Orchestre National de France on 19 October 2017 for  concert at Maison de la Radio. Xavier Philips joins Janowski and the orchestra as the soloist in Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber. The programme also includes Prokofiev Sinfonia concertante and R. Strauss Metamorphosen. The concert will be broadcast live on Radio France.


Janowski returns to the music of Strauss with the Hamburg Philharmonic and soprano Michaela Kaune in November. Further highlights for Janowksi include concerts in the United States with the National Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Symphony, in Japan with the NHK Symphony Hall and across Europe with orchestras including the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Luzerner Symphoniker and Dresdner Philharmoniker.

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Marek Janowski returns to the Berlin Philharmonic

31 August 2017

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Marek Janowski returns to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for three concerts on 14, 15 and 16 September 2017. Janowski conducts a programme of Bruckner Symphony No.4 and preludes from Pfitzner Palestrina. Janowski is world-renowned for his interpretations of the late-Romantic repertoire:


“Every so often a CD comes along that is just about perfect. That is how I feel about the new Bruckner Fourth from Marek Janowski and the Suisse Romande. It is swift and graceful, like the old Kertész, recorded in limpid perspective, with sound that ranges from gleaming to glowing… Here is the best all-around Bruckner Fourth I know.”
Fanfare


“[Janowski] knows Bruckner inside out – music stand ushered away – and gave an invigorating account of the rugged Seventh... There were no great histrionics – the music doesn’t demand it – but a sense of quiet authority, Janowksi encouraging the musicians to listen to each other, balancing his forces expertly."
Bachtrack

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Marek Janowski returns to Bayreuth to conduct Wagner's Ring

15 July 2017

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Marek Janowski returns to Bayreuth on 29 July 2017 to begin this years’ Ring Cycle.


Janowski conducted Wagner’s famous opera cycle at the festival last summer:


„Janowski also jetzt in Bayreuth: eine Legende. Sein „Ring“ mit der Staatskapelle Dresden aus den frühen 80ern gehört zu den Klassikern im Plattenschrank, zuletzt zelebrierte er die Wagner-Werke groß und konzertant auch für die CD als langjähriger Chef des Berliner Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters."


“Janowski, now in Bayreuth, is a legend. His Ring with the Staatskapelle Dresden from the early 80s is a classic and he recently celebrated Wagner’s works with concerts and CDs with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.”


„Richard Wagners Musik ist bei Marek Janowski in guten Händen."


“Richard Wagner’s music is in good hands with Marek Janowski.”


Renowned for his interpretations of Wagner and the German tradition, Janowski has conducted and recorded a complete Wagner opera cycle with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin.


"The real stars of this Ring are the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir, the conductor and the recording team... Janowski's handling of Wagner's orchestral transitions is particularly effective... this is the sound of a Ring for the 21st century."
BBC Music Magazine

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Marek Janowski steps in to conducts Das Rheingold with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

12 May 2017

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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

One of Germany's foremost interpreters of Wagner, Marek Janowski conducts four semi-staged performances of Das Rheingold with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester this month. With soloists including Katarina Karnéus as Fricka, Michael Volle as Wotan and Johannes Martin Kränzle as Alberich, performances take place at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie on 26 and 27 May, followed by two further performances at the Konzerthaus Dortmund on 29 May and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden on 3 June.


"The real stars of this Ring are the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir, the conductor and the recording team... Janowski's handling of Wagner's orchestral transitions is particularly effective... this is the sound of a Ring for the 21st century."
BBC Music Magazine, July 2016

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Marek Janowski returns to the Dresden Philharmonic

29 April 2017

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Marek Janowski returns to the Dresden Philharmonic on 13 and 14 May 2017 for two performances of Bruckner Mass No.2 and Symphony No.6. Janowski was Principal Conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic from 2001 to 2004. While in Dresden, he also conducts the Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Stravinsky Concerto in D 'Basel', Haydn Violin Concerto in C major and Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht on 21 May.


Janowski is a renowned interpreter of Bruckner, receiving praise for his performances of the composer's works around the world:


"Janowski is a rare visitor to London these days but he knows Bruckner inside out – music stand ushered away – and gave an invigorating account of the rugged Seventh... There were no great histrionics – the music doesn’t demand it – but a sense of quiet authority, Janowksi encouraging the musicians to listen to each other, balancing his forces expertly."
Bachtrack


"Undaunted by the scale of work, Janowski and the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln tackled Bruckner’s awesome structures with resilience and assurance conveying a rich orchestral sonority. Conducting without a score Janowski’s spacious dynamics were masterful culminating in incandescent climaxes of remarkable potency... I’ve never heard a finer performance of Bruckner 9, undoubtedly one that will live long in the memory."
Seen and Heard International

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Marek Janowski returns to London with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

12 April 2017

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Marek Janowski makes a rare appearance in London on 26 April 2017 when he conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. Janowski is joined by bass-baritone Egils Silins who performs Wotan’s "Farewell" and "Magic Fire Music" from Wagner Die Walküre. The programme opens with the Overture from Wagner The Flying Dutchman and is completed by Bruckner Symphony No.7.


Janowski is one of the great exponents of the German tradition, receiving critical acclaim for his interpretations around the world:


“From the very beginning, it was obvious that we were witnessing something very significant... Freed from all the trappings of a stage production, Janowski’s performance of Wagner’s Fliegender Holländer, which the RSB played with exquisite sophistication, could well set the standard against which contemporary performances of Wagner are measured.”
Berliner Zeitung

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Marek Janowski conducts Götterdämmerung at Tokyo Spring Festival

18 March 2017

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Marek Janowski completes his Ring Cycle at the Tokyo Spring Festival with performances of Götterdämmerung at Tokyo Bunka Kaiken on 1 and 4 April 2017. The cycle began in 2014 with Das Rheingold.


Janowski is one of Germany's foremost interpreters of Wagner, with Die Tagesspiegel praising the "full, flexible, golden tone" of his recent Götterdämmerung with the Rundfunk Symphonieorchester Berlin:


“The authoritative Janowski once again served up a full, flexible, golden tone. He kept the dynamics perfectly structured and under control, creating wonderful moments, and allowing the strings to begin discreetly and swell to their full power. When it came to Siegfried’s Funeral March, the musical centre of the opera, he painted the power of death so darkly, in the sound of the timpani, that the audience were pinned to their seats.”


Janowski conducts Wagner again later in the month when he leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra and bass-baritone Egils Silins in a programme of extracts from Der fliegende Holländer and Die Walküre. The concert ends with a performance of Bruckner Symphony No.7.

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Marek Janowski conducts German programme in return to the San Francisco Symphony

23 February 2017

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Marek Janowski makes a return to the San Francisco Symphony this month, conducting three concerts at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall on 9, 10 and 11 March 2017. Janowski, a pre-eminent conductor of Germanic repertoire, leads the orchestra in a programme of Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Hindemith Violin Concerto with soloist Arabella Steinbacher and Brahms Symphony No.4.


Janowski last conducted the orchestra in May 2013, a performance that was highly praised by the San Francisco Chronicle:


“[Schumann’s] 'Rhenish' Symphony, which occupied the second half, was a marvel of economy and grace. All of Janowski's characteristic gifts as an interpreter, including crisp rhythmic control and sleek orchestral balances, were on display.”

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Marek Janowski returns to Teatro La Fenice

13 January 2017

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Marek Janowski returns to Teatro La Fenice on 27 January 2016 to conduct a programme of Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Schubert Symphony No.3 in D major D.200 and Schumann Symphony No.3 in E-flat major Op. 97 ‘Rhenish.’


"The 'Rhenish' Symphony, which occupied the second half, was a marvel of economy and grace. All of Janowski's characteristic gifts as an interpreter, including crisp rhythmic control and sleek orchestral balances, were on display.” San Francisco Chronicle


Earlier in the month Janowski conducts the orchestra of the Music Academy of Mannheim in a programme of Wagner 'Prelude' and 'Liebestod' from Tristan und Isolde and Wesendonck Lieder as well as Bruckner Symphony No.3 in D minor ‘Wagner-Symphonie’. The performances take place on 9 and 10 January at the National Theater Mannheim.

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Marek Janowski steps in to conduct Verdi Requiem with the Berlin Philharmonic

06 January 2017

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Marek Janowksi steps in to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic for three performances of Verdi Requiem on 12, 14 and 15 January 2017, replacing Riccardo Chailly. The soloists are Maria José Siri (soprano), Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano), Roberto Aronica (tenor) and Riccardo Zanellato (bass).


Janowski previously conducted Verdi Requiem in November 2015 with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, where he was chief conductor for 14 years. The performance received great critical acclaim:


‘The maestro is once again able to show all the qualities for which his musicians as well as his fans adore him. With strict control of the mass of sound, Janowski, unperturbed on the podium, was a committed interpreter who approached Verdi's score the same seriousness with which one would also devote oneself to Bach's passion.’
Der Tagesspiegel


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Marek Janowski conducts Ariadne auf Naxos with Wiener Staatsoper on tour in Japan

10 October 2016

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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

Marek Janowski ends the month with three performances of Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos with the Wiener Staatsoper at Tokyo's Bunka Kaikan on 25, 28 and 30 October 2016. 2016 marks the centenary of the opera, which received its premiere at the Wiener Staatsoper in 1916.


Janowski conducts a cast that includes Gun-Brit Barkmin as in the title role and Daniele Fally as Zerbinetta. Janowski is a noted conductor of German operatic repertoire, and this year Pentatone Records released his landmark Ring Cycle with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in a critically acclaimed box set:


"The real stars of this Ring are the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir, the conductor and the recording team... Janowski's handling of Wagner's orchestral transitions is particularly effective... this is the sound of a Ring for the 21st century."
BBC Music Magazine 

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Marek Janowski conducts the Ring Cycle at the Bayreuth Festival

12 July 2016

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Marek Janowski conducts the Ring Cycle at this summer’s Bayreuth Festival, which begins with Das Rheingold on 26 July and ends on 25 August 2016.


A renowned interpreter of the German tradition, Janowski conducted concertante performances of all of Richard Wagner’s operas in the Berlin Philharmonie during his tenure as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin. The cycle was recorded for Pentatone and released as a 13-disc set in May 2016.


"The opening of Das Rheingold immerses us in a thrilling sound world, with playing of uncanny accuracy and energy... This is the sound of of a Ring for the 21st century."
BBC Music Magazine 


“Janowski achieves incandescence with his Berlin Radio orchestra.”
Sunday Times (Das Rheingold)


“The audience responded to this musical storm with an absolute hurricane of applause. This was a rare musical moment.”
Epoch Times (Die Walküre)


“Conductor Marek Janowski, offering here the ninth in his ten-opera recorded traversal of the Wagner canon, is attuned to [Wagner’s] stylistic evolution like no other maestro.”
Der Tagesspiegel (Siegfried)


“When it came to Siegfried’s Funeral March, the musical centre of the opera, he painted the power of death so darkly, in the sound of the timpani, that the audience were pinned to their seats.”
Opera News (Götterdämmerung)


Janowski also conducted one of the most respected Ring Cycles on disc with the Dresden Staatskapelle, chosen by Gramophone as the Best Modern Recording:


“The Marek Janowski Dresden set provides a lively, modern, all-round performance from conductor, cast, orchestra and recording team”.


Janowski is also conducting the Ring Cycle over four seasons at the Toyko Spring Festival, concluding with Götterdämmerung in April 2017. He returns to the Bayreuth Festival in 2017.

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Marek Janowski performs at Dresden Musikfestspiele with WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln

06 May 2016

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Marek Janowski joins the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and Arabella Steinbacher at the Dresden Musikfestspiel on 20 May 2016.


On 20 May Janowski conducts a programme of Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending, Chausson Poème, and Bruckner Symphony No.9 in D minor. The following day they perform Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 and Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in Stuttgart.


Janowski also travels to Poland this month to conduct the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra in two performance of Beethoven Symphony No.8 and Schubert Symphony No.9.

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Marek Janowski continues Ring Cycle at Tokyo Spring Festival with Siegfried

24 March 2016

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Marek Janowski returns to Japan on 7 April 2016 to continue his Ring Cycle at the Tokyo Spring Festival with two concert performances of Wagner Siegfried.


Janowski recorded Siegfried with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin in 2014, a recording which was highly praised by the critics:


“Marek Janowski is attuned to [Wagner’s] stylistic evolution like no other maestro.”
Opera News


“[Wagner] displays remarkable feats of counterpoint and colouring which Janowski brings off to thrilling effect: listen to the short but dense Prelude and you’ll hear many things that you won’t have heard on any other recording, combined with terrific drive.”
BBC Music Magazine 

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Marek Janowski conducts Schumann & Hindemith with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

18 February 2016

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Marek Janowski returns to the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra for two concerts with Alisa Weilerstein on 3 and 4 March 2016. The programme for the concerts includes Schumann Symphony No.3 and ‘Manfred’ Overture and Hindemith Cello Concerto, performed by Weilerstein.


The following week he conducts three performances with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in Schweinfurt and Bamberg. The programme features Wagner Siegfried Idyll and Wesendonck Lieder sung by Elisabeth Kulman, and Bruckner Symphony No.3.

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Marek Janowski conducts symphony concert with Royal Danish Opera Orchestra

22 January 2016

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Marek Janowski returns to the Orchestra of the Royal Danish Opera to conduct a symphonic concert on 5 February 2016. The programme includes Beethoven Fourth Symphony, often overshadowed by the more often performed Third and Fifth Symphonies; and Schubert Ninth Symphony ‘The Great’. Schubert was a great admirer of Beethoven, and even though they lived in the same city it is not known if the two ever met.


Janowski is one of the premier conductors of German repertoire, and his interpretations of Beethoven have been widely praised:


“His Beethoven soared. Under Janowski, Symphony No.1 – last heard here a decade ago – abounded in both zeal and transparency. Together, conductor and ensemble reached that perfect middle ground between tightness and rigidity.”
Cleveland 

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Kirill Gerstein, Pavel Haas Quartet and Marek Janowski nominated for BBC Music Magazine Awards

08 January 2016

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Kirill Gerstein, the Pavel Haas Quartet and Marek Janowski have all been nominated for BBC Music Magazine Awards this year.


Kirill Gerstein’s world première recording of the 1879 version of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 is nominated in the Concerto category. Released in February 2015 by Myrios Classics to mark the composer’s 175th anniversary, the disc received the ECHO Klassik prize and was the BBC Music Magazine's Concerto Choice for February 2015. The magazine wrote:


“Perhaps the most striking aspect of Gerstein’s interpretation is his ability to make the piano writing sound much lighter and more transparent than usual... Instead of the conventional barnstorming bravura, Gerstein brings poetry, balletic grace and an infinitely wide range of timbres. Yet in no sense does the performance seem understated.”


The Pavel Haas Quartet’s nomination in the Chamber Music section for their recording of Smetana’s String Quartets is further recognition of the universal acclaim it has gathered since its release. In August 2015 the recording was awarded the ‘Best Chamber Music Recording’ prize at the 2015 Gramophone Awards. In a five star review, BBC Music Magazine praised the quartet for their "definite performances in which nothing is taken for granted". 


Marek Janowski and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra’s recording of two of Richard Strauss’s less often performed works, Symphonia Domestica and Die Tageszeiten is nominated in the Orchestral Category.


Disc of the Week on BBC Radio 3’s CD Review, it was described as featuring “wonderful playing that really captures the intimacy of Strauss writing, as does the recording”. The Telegraph praised the “exceptional performances from the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under Marek Janowski”, and BBC Music Magazine wrote:


“There are revelations aplenty in this pairing of Strauss’s often overlooked Symphonia Domestica with the virtually unknown Die Tageszeiten. Janowski’s fresh approach brings out the detail and the drama of the Symphonia, while the Berlin Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra are in sublime form for the gorgeous Die Tageszeiten.”


Click here to vote - voting closes on 19 February.

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Marek Janowski returns to San Francisco Symphony for four concerts

07 January 2016

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Marek Janowski returns to the San Francisco Symphony on 21 January 2016 to conduct four performances with the orchestra. The programme for the concerts consists of Beethoven Symphonies No.4 and No. 8 and Three Preludes from Hans Pfitzner’s opera Palestrina. Pfitzner’s music is rarely performed outside of Germany, and this will be the orchestra’s first performance of the composer's music.


Janowski performed an all-Beethoven programme with the San Francisco Symphony in 2011, of which the SF Chronicle said “Janowski's approach to Beethoven is worth savoring.” Janowski has led the Orchestra in all of Beethoven Symphonies except for Nos. 3 and 9 since he first conducted the orchestra in 1990. He most recently performed with the San Francisco Symphony in 2013 when he led the orchestra in a programme of Schumann and Brahms.

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Marek Janowski returns to Wiener Symphoniker for two concerts of Schumann & Wagner

05 December 2015

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Marek Janowski returns to the Wiener Symphoniker for two concerts on 19 and 20 December 2015. Janowski conducts Schumann's Symphony No.3 and Wagner's 'Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt' and 'Funeral Music' from Götterdämmerung, and Schlussszene der Brünnhilde aus der Oper 'Götterdämmerung' with Catherine Foster.


When Janowski performed this symphony with the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that "The "Rheinish" Symphony, which occupied the second half, was a marvel of economy and grace. All of Janowski's characteristic gifts as an interpreter, including crisp rhythmic control and sleek orchestral balances, were on display.”

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Marek Janowski returns to Weimar Staatskapelle for Brahms programme

29 October 2015

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Marek Janowski returns to the Weimar Staatskapelle to conduct two Brahms programmes on 12, 15 and 16 November 2015. On November 12 Janowski conducts Ein Deutsches Requiem with Sophie Klussmann, Egils Silins and the MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig. The programme on 15 and 16 November includes Brahms’ Nänie, Schicksalslied, Alto Rhapsody with Marina Prudenskaya, and Symphony No.3.

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Marek Janowski returns to Budapest Festival Orchestra for four concerts

01 October 2015

Marek Janowski returns to the Budapest Festival Orchestra for four concerts between 15 and 18 October 2015. Janowski and the orchestra perform a programme including Richard Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration, Britten Les Illuminations with Sophie Klußsmann and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 4.

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Marek Janowski opens Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin 2015-16 season

27 August 2015

Marek Janowski opens the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin’s new season with a concert in the Berliner Philharmonie on 16 September 2015. The programme includes works by Schoenberg, Mahler and Nielsen.


Earlier in the month Janowski conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Strauss Four Last Songs with Karita Mattila and Bruckner Symphony No.3 on 10 September. Res Musica's review of Janowski's Bruckner 3 recording commented that Janowski "offers music of overwhelming emotion. What intensity, what beauty and what magnificent clarity in the continuity of the musical discourse.”

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Marek Janowski conducts Daphne & Elektra with Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin

19 April 2015

Marek Janowski conducts the Strauss operas Daphne and Elektra in concert with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin on 3 and 5 May 2015 at the Berlin Philharmonie. Janowski is one of the world’s great interpreters of the German repertoire and in recent years has conducted many operas in concert, notably the Wagner opera cycle with the RSB:


“Janowski’s performance of Wagner’s Fliegender Holländer, which the RSB played with exquisite sophistication, could well set the standard against which contemporary performances of Wagner are measured.”
Berliner Zeitung


Following his concerts with the RSB, Janowski returns to the Westdeutsche Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Köln for two concerts at Kölner Philharmonieon 29 and 30 May. Janowski and the orchestra are joined by mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier for a programme of Pftizner Trois Preludes de Palestrina, Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber, Wagner Wesendonck Lieder and Strauss Metamorphosen.

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Marek Janowski conducts Die Walküre at Spring Festival in Tokyo

Marek Janowski returns to the Spring Festival in Tokyo for the second instalment of his four-year project presenting concert performances of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. On 4 and 7 April he will conduct Die Walküre at the Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo.


Prior to these performances, Janowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin will tour Asia from 10 March with concerts in Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Fukui, Shizuoka, Nishinomiya and Nagoya.

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Marek Janowski launches Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin 2014/15 season

28 August 2014

The 2014/15 season of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under its Artistic Director, Marek Janowski, includes repertoire ranging from Haydn and Bach, through to Beethoven, Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Ravel; plus Britten, Shostakovich and Bartók. Janowski conducts his first concert of the season with the orchestra on 30 September, in a programme of Bach and Beethoven.


A highlight of the season will be concert performances of two of Richard Strauss’ operas with powerful female figures at their centres: Daphne and Elektra. Daphne (5 May 2015) will feature Christine Schäfer in the title role, and Elektra (7 May2015) with Catherine Foster.


This season will also see Marek Janowski and the orchestra performing with Frank Peter Zimmermann on a tour of Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, in which they will perform works by Sibelius, Brahms and Bruckner.

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Marek Janowski conducts Das Rheingold with NHK Symphony Orchestra

25 March 2014

Marek Janowski embarks on a four-year project with the Spring Festival in Tokyo and the NHK Symphony Orchestra when he conducts concert performances of Das Rheingold on 5 and 7 April. The performances are the first part of a complete cycle of Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen, and take place at the Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo.


Marek Janowski’s recent recording of the complete Wagner operas with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra for Pentatone has been praised widely by the critics, with the Sunday Times commenting: “Janowski achieves incandescence with his Berlin Radio orchestra.”


After Das Rheingold, Janowski extends his stay in Tokyo by a week for two concerts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra. He will conduct Bruckner Symphony No.5 on 12 and 13 April, with a first concert broadcast live on the NHK.

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Marek Janowski conducts Vienna Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner Symphony No.5

06 February 2014

Marek Janowski conducts the Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Konzerthaus, Vienna on 20 February. The programme includes Bruckner Symphony No.5, a piece he recorded for Pentatone with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in 2010.


Marek Janowski’s recordings of the complete Bruckner symphonies have been praised by critics, and of Symphony No.3 Gramophone wrote:


“What a terrific surge he achieves into the coda of the first movement but equally how magically he ushers in the moment of recapitulation minutes earlier.


Those special moments of communion that Bruckner achieves with his audience are beautifully identified by Janowski in the slow movement, where the tremulous hush just before the close takes us well into Wagnerian territory.”
Gramophone, December 2012


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Marek Janowski conducts the Cleveland Orchestra in three concerts

26 September 2013

Marek Janowski returns to the Cleveland Orchestra for three concerts on 10, 12 and 13 October in Severance Hall in a programme which includes Fauré Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande, Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Matthew Polenzani (tenor) and Richard King (horn), and Franck Symphony in D minor.


Marek Janowski made his debut with this orchestra in February 2012 and was praised for being a“.. conductor 100-percent engaged, a leader actively involved in the process of making music.”
Cleveland.com, February 2012

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Marek Janowski completes Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin Wagner opera cycle

06 March 2013

Marek Janowski conducts the second half of the concertante Ring Cycle with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin this March, which forms the final part of his monumental project performing the complete operas of Wagner. On 1 March, he conducted Siegfried and as the closing concert of the cycle will conduct the orchestra in a performance of Götterdämmerung on 15 March.


Janowski also celebrates Wagner’s bicentenary with an all-Wagner programme in Köln and Saarbrücken with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln on 25 and 26 May.


The Epoch Times wrote the following about Janowski’s performance of Die Walküre last November:


"The audience responded to this musical storm with an absolute hurricane of applause. This was a rare musical moment.”


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