Łukasz Borowicz

Łukasz Borowicz

Conductor

• Born 1977

Biography

Lukasz Borowicz is among the most prolific and versatile conductors in the contemporary Eastern European scene. He has amassed a large catalog of recordings that includes complete cycles of the symphonic music of both Andrzej Panufnik and Hugo Alfvén.

Borowicz was born in Warsaw on September 25, 1977. He studied conducting at the city's Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy, working with Boguslaw Madey. Borowicz went on for a doctoral degree under Antoni Wit, and part of his program was a stint as the assistant conductor of the Warsaw Philharmonic. He served as an assistant to Kazimierz Kord at the Warsaw National Opera and worked with Iván Fischer at the Budapest Festival Orchestra. In 2006, Borowicz was named the principal guest conductor of the Poznán Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he continues to hold. From 2007 to 2015, he served as the chief conductor of the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since 2015, he has appeared in an impressive variety of guest conducting posts, including those with the London Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra New Music Group. Borowicz has also been active as an opera conductor: his initial appearance with the National Opera was followed by some 150 subsequent performances, and he has appeared abroad with France's Opéra Bastille, among other groups.

Borowicz's recording career has been as busy and varied as his concert performances. He has recorded for Naxos, CPO, and Hyperion (on whose Romantic Piano Concerto Series he has been featured multiple times), among many other labels, beginning in the 2000s decade. Borowicz has recorded much Polish music, some of it newly rediscovered, but his repertory is by no means limited to Poland or even to Eastern Europe. He has conducted several operas by the little-known 19th century composer Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński. He was slated to release 11 different recordings in 2020. Borowicz's recordings have won three Diapason d’Or prizes in France, and he has received various other awards in Poland, including the Polityka Passport Award (2008).

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