Łukasz Borowicz - Chief Guest Conductor (Poznań)
One of the most versatile conductors of his generation, Łukasz Borowicz regularly leads the major European orchestras in the core Germanic repertoire as well as important Russian, Polish, Czech and Hungarian works. He conducts opera and has received numerous prizes for his over 100 recordings. From 2007 to 2015 he was Chief Conductor of the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Warsaw, and in 2006 he was appointed Chief Guest Conductor of the Poznań Philharmonic, a title he retains.

In the 20/21 season Borowicz debuts with Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal, Orquestra Titular del Teatro Real (Madrid) and returns to Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra (Ostrava), Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (Bratislava), Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, DSO Berlin, Baltic Philharmonic (Gdańsk), Cracow Philharmonic, Beethoven Academy Orchestra (Cracow), Silesian Philharmonic (Katowice), Pomeranian Philharmonic (Bydgoszcz) and Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera (Warsaw).

Łukasz Borowicz has appeared as guest conductor with SWR Sinfonieorchester, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Luzerner Symfonieorchester, Orchestre National de Lille, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group and a number of other orchestras and ensembles, including all the major Polish symphonies. He has led concerts at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Kissinger Sommer Festival, and has an ongoing relationship with the Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw, which has seen thirteen rarely played operas recorded and released to date.

A prolific recording artist with over 100 albums to his name, Borowicz’s recordings have been awarded four Diapason d’Or prizes.

Born in Warsaw in 1977, Łukasz Borowicz graduated from the Frederic Chopin Music Academy, where he studied under Bogusław Madey. He received a doctorate in conducting under Antoni Wit. He has received the Polityka Passport Award (2008), Coryphée of Polish Music Award (2011), Norwid Award (2013) and Tansman Prize honouring an outstanding musical personality (2014).