Maestro Grzegorz Nowak continues to be in artistic demand across the world. Recently he was appointed Chief Conductor for the Orquesta Sinfonica de España and the Orquesta Clásica SantaCeciliain Madrid, Spain. Both of these orchestras are financed and managed by Fundación Excelentia. Nowak is off to a running start in Spain, leading the ensembles with a series of classical concerts that are being recorded for Spanish TV. He has also engaged Adam Taubic as a guest concertmaster for these concerts. Simultaneously, Nowak is also conducting a series of popular concerts featuring Vadim Brodsky.
Continuing the series, on December 11 Nowak will lead a concert with two great Polish artists, Krzesimir Dębski and Andrzej Olejniczak. Looking on to next year and beyond, Nowak will lead Orquesta Sinfonica de España in London on May 25, 2015 and will present a May 2016 concert with Krystian Zimerman, performing Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto.
Earlier this fall Nowak had a series of conducting workshops and master classes for the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington and has returned there on October 22 to conduct Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Nowak’s Bloomington engagement with the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra was an emergency replacement for Maestro Cliff Colnot, who fell ill.
As of January 1, 2015, by the vote of members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Grzegorz Nowak will become Permanent Associate Conductor of that ensemble. This important announcement recognizes Nowak’s excellent partnership with the RPO and demonstrates the commitment by the orchestra’s players to this outstanding maestro. Bravo Grzegorz!
[Sources: press release, music.indiana.edu]