Paweł Przytocki

Paweł Przytocki

Paweł Przytocki is one of the most talented and exciting Polish conductors of his generation. He studied at the Academy of Music in Kraków, where he graduated with honors in the Faculty of Conducting (1985).

Przytocki started his professional career from 1983. He collaborated with Krakow Philharmonic and with the Grand Opera Theatre in Lodz. Later he was the conductor and Music Director of the Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra in Gdansk, the Orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia and the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra in Łódz. From 2005 Przytocki was the conductor of the National Opera in Warsaw. From 2008 to 2012 Pawel Przytocki was the Chairman and Artistic Director of the Philharmonic in Krakow.

Przytocki is a regular guest conductor with orchestras throughout Poland as well as with Budapest Concert Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica de Xalapa in Mexico, Real Filharmonia de Galicia in Spain, Capella Istropolitana in Bratislava, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Ankara,Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava, Santiago Philharmonic in Chile, Zagreb Philharmonic, New Haifa Symphony Orchesta and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Paweł Przytocki has participated in numerous international music festivas, including the Athens Festival 1987, the Musikfest Stuttgart 1988, the Flanders Festival 1989, La Chaise- Dieu Festival 1996, Kissinger Sommer 1998, Bratislava Music Festival 1999, Prague Spring 2001, Wratislavia Cantans 2005.

He conducted in the Musikverein in Vienna, the Konzerhaus in Berlin, the Bela Bartok National Concert Hall in Budapest, the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris , Palais des Beaux in Brussels, the Musikhalle in Hamburg, Beethovenhalle in Bonn and others.
He has recorded for Polish Radio, DUX, Aurophon and Point Classic.


The Buffalo News (2013-01-19)

„....On the podium is a conductor from Poland, Pawel Przytocki. He did a beautiful job Saturday night bringing out the beauty of this music.
He is a formal figure, in tails, with a crisp and deft way with the baton. The “Marriage of Figaro” overture was brisk and breathless, just as it should be. Przytocki has the rare knack of sculpting the phrases with care without sounding fussy. Strings and woodwinds played with a fine sensitivity, and the music had a satisfying body to it...."

American Record Guide Vol.74, no 5 GIl French (2011-07-22)

„...The concluding June 19 concert of Symphony No. 8 was unquestionably the high point of the festival that began May 10. With the audience facing the rear of the cathedrallike St Catherine’s Church in Cracow’s Kazimierz (Jewish) quarter, Przytocki had the magnificent Cracow and Czech Philharmonic Choirs (165 singers) facing each other in stalls left and right, with the Cracow Philharmonic Boys’, Leipzig MDR Children’s, and Puellae Orantes Girl’s Cathedral Choir (120 total) across the back facing him from under the choir loft where the organist and seven brass players were found. In front of the Cracow Philharmonic (expanded from 100 to 120) were the seven soloists, each so tonally rich and warm, broadly dynamic yet never strained, free of uncontrolled vibrato, and perfectly blended that they deserve listing..."

„...Wide-screen monitors hidden behind massive pillars aided the coordination, but what clinched it was Przytocki’s total intellectual grasp of the score’s form, his attention to fine orchestral details otherwise easily lost in the resonant acoustics, his Gergiev-like awareness and eye-contact with each group, and, above all, his flexible forward thrust and tight rhythmic pulse. It took only about two minutes for ensemble to solidify. By the ends of both the ‘Veni, Creator Spiritus’ and Faust sections, the emotional effect was quite shattering, as I learned how to breathe again..."

La Folia Online Music Review vol.9 (2003-04-26)

„...Maestro Przytocki and Capella Istropolitana do an absolutely superb job performing this very serious major work, with acumen that never gets bogged down in emotion, yet Shostakovich' s music full emotional measure.You can tell from the very first bars that you 're in for something quite special..."

Frankenpost (2002-02-28)

„...Elegant, Vitality, Esprit: in fakt the orchestra conducted by Pawel Przytocki has always succeeded. ....”
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