The Polish conductor will spend four weeks with the NDR throughout the year. His responsibilities will include conducting concerts, recording and educational activities. The conductor will work with Thomas Hengelbrock - music director of the Hamburg Orchestra and creator of its repertoire. “Working with NDR, each time I was amazed at the quality and dedication of the musicians playing” - says Krzysztof Urbański - “No matter how challenging it will be, musicians come up with great ideas and sensitivity''.
'Krzysztof Urbański has worked with us on a regular basis since his NDR debut in 2009. His dynamic performances, musical understanding and charisma impress musicians and help younger audiences get interested,” said Andrea Zietzschmann, head of the orchestra.
Krzysztof Urbański finished conducting studies in the class of maestro Antoni Wit in 2007. Since then, he has worked with numerous orchestras around the world. At present, he is the chief conductor at Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the first guest conductor at Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. In the near future he will make his debut with several world class orchestras: the Berlin Philharmonic (23-25 May), the Chicago Symphony (June 10) and the Pittsburgh Symphony (January 2015).
Source: press materials, April 2014, translated: Katarzyna Maksimiuk, 16.04.2014