Paweł Kapuła 

Hailed as „the hope for Polish conducting” (Polish Radio) Paweł Kapuła is one of the finest conductors of the younger generation in Poland, demonstrating excellent conducting technique and a rousing interpretation. Since his highly acclaimed debut with the Warsaw Philharmonic in 2016, when he stepped in for maestro Stanisław Skrowaczewski, he has conducted all the major orchestras in the country. In February 2021 he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz. In May 2021 he will appear as assistant-conductor to Matthew Halls at the Wiener Festwochen for the production of La Clemenza di Titto, KV 621 by W.A.Mozart together with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and Arnold Schönberg Chor. In October 2020 he was invited to conducting Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 at the final concert at the „Bydgoszcz Music Festival” with the Pomeranian Philharmonic. He later recorded Beethoven’s Symphony no. 2 and Mozart’s Symphony no. 39 with the same orchestra; the recordings are available on YouTube. 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,  Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, Capella Bydgostiensis, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra and the philharmonic orchestras in Gdańsk, Bydgoszcz, Kraków, Zielona Góra, Jelenia Góra and Rybnik. He has also conducted during music festivals such as La folle journée in Warsaw, Probaltica in Toruń and Bydgoszcz Music Festival. He 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 in 2018 and Zamek na Czorsztynie directed by Błażej Peszek at the Warsaw Chamber Opera in 2016. In 2018 he recorded his debut CD with Sinfonia Varsovia. He is also the finalist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra audition (2018). He regularly makes archival recordings of the lesser-known works by polish composers together with the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw. For three consecutive seasons 2016-2019, Paweł Kapuła worked as Assistant  Conductor at the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra to its Music Director Jacek Kaspszyk. He was also assistant to Andrey Boreyko at the Orchestre National de Belgique. Paweł Kapuła 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 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.