Lukasz Borowicz is the Artistic Director of the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Born in Warsaw in 1977, he studied with Bogusław Madey at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw where he received a doctorate in conducting under Antoni Wit. He was an assistant conductor to Kazimierz Kord at the Warsaw National Opera, to Antoni Wit at the Warsaw Philharmonic and to Iván Fischer at the Budapest Festival Orchestra. In 2006 he was appointed Chief Guest Conductor of the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra.
He held several grants from the Polish Ministry of Culture and is a prizewinner of four conducting competitions: in Trento (1999), Athens (2000), Porto (2002) and Bamberg (2004). His awards include the ‘Passport’ Award from the Polityka magazine (2008), Coryphaeus of Polish Music (2011) and C. K. Norwid Prize (2013).
His recordings have been awarded two Diapason d’Or Prizes, two Fryderyk Prizes and were nominated for the Midem Classical Awards (2008) and the Preis der Deutschen Schalplattenkritik (2009). They also featured as the BBC Orchestral and Opera Choice on several occasions.
Conductor, artistic director of the AUKSO chamber orchestra from it’s foundation and artistic director of the AUSKO Summer Philharmonic festiwal in the Polish lake district. An outstanding Polish violinist and chamber musician. He studied in Bytom and Katowice, under Kazimierz Dębicki and Andrzej Grabiec.
The founder and for many years primarius of the Silesian String Quartet, which in a very short time has become one of Europe’s finest ensembles of that kind. Together with this quartet Marek Moś has performed at important festivals and in prestigous venues in Europe and all over the world, such as the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Concertgebouw and Ijsbreker in Amsterdam, Vredenburg in Utrecht, Schauspielhaus in Berlin, Tivoli in Copenhagen, Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, De Singel in Antwerp, Merkin Hall in New York and Jordan Hall in Boston. It was also together with the Silesian String Quartet, the artist has made ca. 30 world premiere performances of contemporary works – some of them dedicated to the ensemble.
Marek Moś has recorded for Polish Radio and Television, as well as for record companies such as CD Accord, Olympia, Patridge, Thesis and Wergo. Recordings with his participation were often awarded: the monographic CD with the music of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki has won the Polish Phonographic Industry Award „Fryderyk ‘95”. Another „Fryderyk” was awarded in 1997 to the CD with Karol Szymanowski’s and Witold Lutosławski’s quartets; this recording was also given the title „Record of the Year” by the music magazine Studio.
Marek Moś himself has received numerous individual awards, among others during the Contemporary Music Competition in Cracow (1979), International UNESCO Tribune in Paris (1984, 1988) and from the Polish Composers Association (1994, 2005). He also received the silver „Gloria Artis” award from the Minister of Culture (2005) and the Silesian County Marshall Award (2005).
Currently, apart from a very intensive concert activity, Marek Moś is also professor at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice.
Sebastian Perłowski graduated with honours from the Departments of Opera and Symphonic Conducting in the class of Professor Jan Wincent Hawel and Composition in the class of Assistant Professor Dariusz Janus in the Jazz Institute of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. He polished up his skills under the tutelage of Jorma Panula, Jin Wang, Adrian Gnam and Yuri Simonov. He is the finalist International Conducting Competition at Lisboa andheis the winner of the third prize at the International Competition for Conductors in Bucharest.In 2013 he was also nominated by music critics, journalists and the public for the awards „Best Conductor of the Krakow Opera last five years.”
In 2014 he won International Conducting Competition in Georgia in USA. In 2014 he won also International Conducting Contest in Cordoba – Spain.
Sebastian Perłowski as the only not Asian qualified in 2014, for the second International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music in Hong Kong, organized by cooperating with each other the greatest music conservatories in Asia. Jury, prominent professors of Chinese decided that Perłowski went to the semifinals and received a Special Conducting Prize from the Commission.
Under The Jazztopad Festival, the first in the history of Polish member of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) he has collaborated with world jazz personalities such Teri Rypdal, John Hébert, Eric McPherson and Fred Hersch, during their performances leading symphony orchestra. He won also the 2nd prize at the Krzysztof Komeda International Composition Competition.
At the moment, he is leading the Composition and Arranging and Big-Band class and teaching such subjects as Counterpoint, Instrumentation, Contemporary Composition Techniques and the Directions in the 20th Century Music in the Jazz Institute of the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice.