Marta Gardolinska

Marta Gardonlinska © Bartek Barczyk

The promising Polish conductor attracted international attention when she was associate director of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (2018-2020). The 2019-2020 season she debuted successfully in the United States with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, with which she collaborates regularly. In addition, from this season Gardolińska is the musical director of the Lorraine National Opera and from the next year 2022-2023 she will be the principal guest conductor of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra for two seasons.

During the current season, the Polish conductor makes her debut with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Toulouse National Capitol Orchestra and the Bordeaux Opera. She also conducts for the first time some of the leading British ensembles, such as the London and Birmingham Symphonies, the Royal Northern Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

During the 2020-2021 season, she debuted with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, the Lorraine National Orchestra and the Paris Chamber Orchestra, among others. She also conducted the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Tonkünstler Orchestra at the Musikverein in Vienna.

In 2019, she made her debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival and other recent highlights have included concerts with Wiener Concert-Verein at the Musikverein and a return to her home city of Warsaw to conduct the young musicians of I Culture Orchestra at the Philharmonic Hall.

Gardolinska has received an Honourable Mention and the Special Orchestra Prize of the Witold Lutosławski Conducting Competition (Poland, 2016), the 3rd Prize and the Special Orchestra Prize from the Felix Mendelssohn International Conducting Competition (Greece, 2016) and she has been semi-finalists in the 1st International Hong Kong Conducting Competition in 2018. In 2016, she was awarded the title “Outstanding Polish in Austria”. She was also named Associate Fellow for the seasons 2017-2019 by the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship established by Marin Alsop.


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