Warsaw Philharmonic to get new artistic director
PR dla Zagranicy
Internationally-renowned conductor Andrey Boreyko has been appointed the next artistic director of Poland's Warsaw Philharmonic.
The National Philharmonic in Warsaw. Photo: Szczebrzeszynski [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Boreyko will take over from Jacek Kaspszyk, who served in the role since 2013, at the start of the 2019/2020 season.
In addition to his work in Warsaw, Boreyko will continue as music director of the Artis-Naples Orchestra in Florida.
Born in 1957 to a Polish father and a Russian mother, Boreyko spent his childhood in Poland. He moved to Leningrad to study conducting and, having returned to Poland in 1991, he served for four years as music director of the western Polish Poznań Symphony Orchestra.
He later worked as a music director and a guest conductor with many leading orchestras, including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Hamburger Symphoniker, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Orchestre National de Belgique, the New York Philharmonic, and Berliner Philharmoniker.
In 2014 he conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the world premiere of the Fourth Symphony by the Polish composer Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and gave the American premiere of the work with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (mk/vb)