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Marek Janowski

Marek Janowski (born 18 February 1939 in Warsaw) is a Polish-born conductor.

Janowski grew up in Wuppertal, Germany, near Cologne, after his mother traveled there at the start of World War II to be with her parents. His father disappeared in Poland during the war.[1]

Janowski has served as music director in Freiburg and at the Dortmund Opera conducting the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, the latter from 1973 to 1979. He served as Kapellmeister of the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne, from 1986 to 1990. Earlier, in 1984, he became the music director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (then called the Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique) in Paris, a position he held until 2000. From 2000 to 2009, Janowski served as Principal Conductor of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.[2] He was also Principal Conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic from 2001 to 2004.

Since 2002, he has been the chief conductor of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, and currently holds a contract for life with the orchestra.[3] In the 2005/06 season, Janowski began his tenure as Artistic and Music Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR), with an initial contract of five years. In September 2008, his contract with the OSR was extended to 2015.[4] However, in January 2010, in a change to the September 2008 contract extension, Janowski and the OSR mutually agreed on the scheduled conclusion of his directorship of the OSR after the 2011-2012 season.[5]

In the USA, beginning in 2005, Janowski served as one of the conductors in a "triumvirate" of conductor leadership with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), with Sir Andrew Davis and Yan Pascal Tortelier, providing artistic guidance for the orchestra in the absence of a single music director. This arrangement ended in 2008 after the accession of Manfred Honeck as the PSO's music director. Janowski now holds the Otto Klemperer Guest Conductor Chair with the PSO. He has recorded the four symphonies of Johannes Brahms with the PSO.[6]

Janowski has conducted most of the major opera houses of the world (including Arabella, Salome and Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Metropolitan Opera). He has made a number of operatic recordings, including the first digital recording of the complete Ring Cycle of Richard Wagner between 1980 and 1983 for RCA, with the Staatskapelle Dresden. He and that orchestra had earlier made the first recordings of Die schweigsame Frau by Richard Strauss, in 1976 for EMI, and of Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber, in 1974 for Philips, with Jessye Norman and Nicolai Gedda singing the lead roles. Another operatic first recording was of Krysztof Penderecki's The Devils of Loudun with the Hamburg State Opera, shortly after he led the world premiere of the work in 1969.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Druckenbrod (2008-02-01). "PSO greeted by carnival atmosphere in Cologne; makes 'special' visit to Wuppertal". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  2. ^ Kevin Shihoten (23 October 2007). "Monte Carlo Philharmonic Names New Director". Playbill Arts. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Der Dirigent Marek Janowski wird 70". Die Welt. 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  4. ^ "L'Orchestre de la Suisse romande conforte son avenir et offre un CD à tous les Genevois". Tribune de Genève. 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  5. ^ Sylvie Bonier (2010-01-21). "Marek Janowski quittera l’OSR en 2012". Tribune de Genève. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  6. ^ Andrew Druckenbrod (2007-08-28). "Music Review: First PSO Brahms disc strong, but not electrifying". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 

External links[edit]

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Gilbert Amy
Music Director, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
1984–2000
Succeeded by
Myung-whun Chung
Preceded by
Yuri Ahronovitch
Kapellmeister, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne
1986–90
Succeeded by
James Conlon

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Broadway World
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:15:00 -0700

Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducts the opening concert on October 10, followed by guest conductors Marek Janowski (artistic director of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra) on December 5, and Fabio Luisi (principal conductor ...
 
Broadway World
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:52:30 -0700

He has performed widely in North America, Europe, and the Far East and has collaborated with such conductors as James Conlon, Philippe Entremont, Marek Janowski, Raymond Leppard, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Michael Tilson Thomas and Osmo ...
 
Broadway World
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0700

He has performed widely in North America, Europe, and the Far East and has collaborated with such conductors as James Conlon, Philippe Entremont, Marek Janowski, Raymond Leppard, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Michael Tilson Thomas and Osmo ...
 
Broadway World
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 21:52:30 -0700

Texas Performing Arts welcomes back the ensemble that has virtually redefined the sound of the classic wind quintet, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. For this performance, Van Cliburn Gold Medal-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu joins the quintet.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0700

2012 abrupt verlassen von seinem damaligen Chefdirigenten Marek Janowski, rief das OSR Neeme Järvi ans Pult, was nicht mehr als eine Notlösung war. Zusammen mit Janowski traten auch der damalige Intendant Steve Roger und wenig später der ...

ResMusica

ResMusica
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:07:30 -0700

... à l'exception peut-être des violoncelles, les pupitres de la phalange romande n'ont plus les belles sonorités qu'on leur connaissait à l'époque pourtant récente de ses interprétations des symphonies de Bruckner sous la direction de Marek Janowski.
 
Trentino Corriere Alpi
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:52:30 -0700

... la City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande di Ginevra e molte altre collaborando con Gerd Albrecht, Yuri Bashmet, Douglas Boyd, Vladimir Fedoseev, Marek Janowski, Neeme Järvi, Alexander Lazarev, Alain Lombard, ...

La Croix

La Croix
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:58:25 -0700

Situation qui a changé, notamment depuis que Marek Janowski, directeur musical de ce dernier entre 1984 et 2000, l'a hissé à un remarquable niveau, confirmé sous la baguette de Myung-Whun Chung. Aujourd'hui, les deux phalanges rivalisent, plus ...
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