Grzegorz Nowak, director of the FIU Symphony Orchestra and the Conducting Program, has been appointed as the first Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfonica de España, beginning this season.
Grzegorz Nowak began his international career by winning the first prize at the Ernest Ansermet Conducting Competition in Geneva and special honors, including the Grand Prix Patek Philippe, Rolex Prize, Swiss Prize, and American Patronage Prize, and received in Basel the Europäische Förderpreis für Musik for the European Musician of the Year. He honed his skills at Tanglewood on a Serge Koussevitzky Fellowship with such masters as Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Erich Leinsdorf, Igor Markevitch, Maurice Abravanel, and Gustav Meier, before assisting Kurt Masur with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, he has conducted the world’s finest orchestras. In Europe, Grzegorz Nowak has worked with such prestigious ensembles as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, RAI orchestras in Milan, Rome and Turin, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, Berliner Symphoniker, Belgian National Orchestra, Luxemburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra of Spain and the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon. He has also conducted many times in Scandinavia, performing with the Philharmonic and Radio orchestras of Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen.
Grzegorz Nowak has served as Music Director of such orchestras as the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Opera in Warsaw, SWR Radio Orchestra in Germany, and Sinfonia Helvetica, and Festival Musique & Amitié Festival in Switzerland. He is Artist-in-Residence at the Florida International University in Miami, was honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award during his tenure as Asst. Professor at the Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and with the title of Honorary Professor from the University of Alberta.
In 2010, Grzegorz Nowak came to FIU from London, where he is the principal associate conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Audiences will be able to see him and special guest Mark Gibson conduct the next performance of the FIU Orchestral Masterworks Series, set to take place on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:30pm. To read more, click here.
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