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“Two concerts led by Paweł Kapuła, a 25-year-old conductor, took the spotlight. Particularly, his rendition of the relatively unknown „Requiem” by Maurice Duruflé, highlighted his musical sensitivity and ability to lead a full-seized orchestra.”

– Jacek Marczyński, Rzeczpospolita

ABOUT

Highlights

during the 2019/2020 season include debuts with the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra in Bydgoszcz and the Polish Baltic  Frédêrick Chopin Philharmonic among others. Moreover,   Paweł Kapuła returns to the Musical Theatre in Gdynia for a series of spectacles of the Polish opera The supposed miracle, or Cracovians or Highlanders by Jan Stefani. He will again be making archival recordings with the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw.

In the 2018/2019 season Paweł Kapuła was the finalist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra audition, prepared an opera premiere in the Musical Theatre in Gdynia directed by a prominent Polish director Michał Zadara – The supposed miracle, or Cracovians or Highlanders by Jan Stefani and conducted more than 20 performances of that work afterwards. He also recorded his debut CD with Sinfonia Varsovia and returned to conducting concerts with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, together with the Polish Radio Orchestra he made archival recordings for the Polish Radio. Moreover, he also appeared again with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Sinfonia Varsovia, and debuted with the Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus.

For three consecutive seasons 2016-2019, Pawel Kapula worked as Assistant  Conductor at the Warsaw Philharmonic, where as assistant to the orchestra’s Music and Artistic Director, Jacek Kaspszyk, he conducted concerts with the orchestra, assisted in recordings, did preparatory work for concerts and recordings and participated in educational projects.

He made his conducting debut with the Warsaw Philharmonic in December 2016, when he stepped in for Maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. The concert received much critical and public acclaim. Since then he has conducted more than 25 concerts with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra. In March 2017 he debuted with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. In June of the same year he was actively involved in the Warsaw Philharmonic’s recording project with Yundi Li, winner of the 14th International Chopin Piano Competition.

He has appeared in concert with such distinguished soloists as Sergey     Khachatryan, Bomsori Kim, Olga Pasiecznik, Joseph Moog, Urszula Kryger, Maciej Grzybowski, Bartosz Bryla, Ewa Wolek, Aleksandra Kuls and Mateusz Borowiak.

In 2016 he worked as assistant to Andrey Boreyko at the National Orchestra of Belgium (Orchestre Nationale de Belgique), where he had the opportunity of observing the conducting skills of eminent artists such as Lawrence Foster, Vladimir Jurowski, Christopher Warren-Green and Michael Schenwandt. Earlier in December 2014 he debuted at the Warsaw Chamber Opera where he conducted the premiere of Karol Kurpinski’s Zamek na Czorsztynie in a production directed by Blazej Peszka.    

He has appeared in concert, among others with the Warsaw Philharmonic  Orchestra and Choir, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR), Sinfonia Varsovia, Wroclaw’s National Forum of Music Orchestra, Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, the Zielona Gora Philharmonic, Krakow’s Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra and Krakow’s Chamber Orchestra. He has also conducted during music festivals such as La folle journée and Probaltica in Toruń, Poland.

Pawel Kapula was born in 1992 in Rybnik, Poland, and received his first piano lessons at the age of seven. He studied conducting at Krakow’s Academy of Music under Tadeusz Strugala and Stanislaw Krawczynski.

He also attended conducting master classes held by Prof. Collin Metters, Gabriel Chmura, Alexander Liebreich and Prof. Rafal Jacek Delekta.

He was a finalist and winner of the Distinction Award at the 1st Adam Kopyciński Student Conducting Competition in Wroclaw (2013). He is also a musicology graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

CALENDAR

2019 / 2020

18.10.2019, 7:00 p.m. The Danuta Baduszkowa Music Theatre in Gdynia

Orchestra, choir and soloists of the Danuta Baduszkowa Music Theatre in Gdynia
Director – Michał Zadara

Jan Stefani/Wojciech Bogusławski – The Supposed miracle, or Cracovians and Highlanders 


19.10.2019, 7:00 p.m. The Danuta Baduszkowa Music Theatre in Gdynia

Orchestra, choir and soloists of the Danuta Baduszkowa Music Theatre in Gdynia
Director – Michał Zadara

Jan Stefani/Wojciech Bogusławski – The Supposed miracle, or Cracovians and Highlanders


30.10.2019, 7:00 p.m. Ignacy Jan Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz

  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski State Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Kazimierz Wielki University Choir
  • Anna Farysej – soprano
  • Anna Thun – alt
  • Jacek Szponarski – tenor
  • Paweł Czekała – bas
  • Bernard Mendlik – choirmaster
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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem, KV 626

22.11.2019, 7:30 p.m. Polish Aviation Museum in Kraków

  • Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Marek Szlezer – piano
  • Jan Kalinowski – piano
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  • Mieczysław Weinberg – Polish Melodies, op. 47
  • Marta Ptaszyńska – Double Concerto for piano, cello and orchestra (world premiere)
  • Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 5, op. 76                                                 

24.11.2019, 7:00 p.m. Minor Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua in Rybnik

  • Rybnik Philharmonic Orchestra
  • “Resonans con tutti” Choir
  • Katarzyna Oleś-Blacha – soprano
  • Barbara Bagińska – alt
  • Łukasz Gaj – tenor
  • Sebastian Szumski – bas
  • Waldemar Gałązka/Arlena Różycka-Gałązka – choirmasters
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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem, KV 626 

28-31.01.2020 The Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio, Warsaw

Polish Radio Orchestra – recording session


2-5.06.2020 The Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio, Warsaw

Polish Radio Orchestra – recording session


14.06.2020, 6:00 p.m. The Polish Baltic Frédéric Chopin Philharmonic in Gdańsk

  • The Polish Baltic Philharmonic
  • Krzysztof Dąbrowski – introduction
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  • Maurice Ravel – Ma Mère l’Oye Suite
  • Igor Stravinsky – Symphony in Three Movements
  • George Gershwin – Cuban Overture
  • George Gershwin – An American in Paris
  • George Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody no. 1 in A major, op. 11
  • George Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody no. 2 in D major, op. 11
Photos

Photos made by: DG ARTS PROJECTS, BARTEK BARCZYK, GRZEGORZ MART

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