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Jurek Dybał

Jurek Dybał is the director of the Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Kraków.He is an acclaimed conductor, animator of culture and musician performing with the famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.His dynamic stage personality attracts audiences throughout Europe, where he conducts ensembles such as the Wiener KammerOrchester, Concert-Verein, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Polish Radio Orchestra, Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Leopoldinum and the NFM Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestras in Poznań, Kraków, Łódź and Gdańsk.He works alongside the Concerto Köln ensemble specialising in early music.He is the author of multimedia spectacles promoting 20th and 21st century music in unconventional ways.He conducted the first Polish performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s “Adagio for strings” and took part in the world premiere of the composer’s “Pages of an unwritten diary” and “Duo concertante”.He also prepared the Viennese premiere of the Overture by Franciszek Lessel with Wiener KammerOrchester and persuaded Concerto Köln to include music by G.G. Gorczycki in its repertoire.Some of his collaborators include Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Julian Rachlin, Gábor Boldoczki, Angela Hewitt, Mihaela Ursuleasa, Michel Lethiec, Georgijs Osokins, Martin Grubinger, Paul Meyer, Arto Noras, Erwin Schrott, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka and Xavier de Maistre. He has won the Fryderyk Music Award twice.

Dybał is a founder and director of the Krzysztof Penderecki International Music Festival – Level 320 held in the former Guido Coal Mine.During the third festival, he conducted the Polish premiere of the composer’s “Concertino per tromba e orchestra”, commissioned by Sinfonietta Cracovia and performed as part of a cycle of world premieres.He is also the music director of the stage adaptation of Penderecki’s “Ubu King” at the Silesian Opera.Directed by Waldemar Zawodziński, the performance was received enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike.

Jurek Dybał is the winner of the “Golden Mask” cultural prize awarded by the Mayor of the City of Bytom (2017) and the Jan Kiepura Theatre Award 2017 for best conductor.