Conductors

Marta Gardolińska

Young Conductor in Association, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Gustavo Dudamel Fellow, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

 

“…it all blazed gloriously though and left in no doubt that Gardolińska is a highly promising and exciting conductor.” Classical Source

© Bart Barczyk

Introduction

Marta Gardolińska was born in 1988 in Warsaw, Poland and currently holds the post of Young Conductor in Association at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In October 2018, she stood in last minute to make her acclaimed subscription debut with the BSO and will lead the Orchestra in a variety of concerts and educational activities over the coming seasons. In the 19/20 season she was announced as a Gustavo Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Other professional engagements have led her to work with ensembles including the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Symphony Orchestra of Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, Tonkunstler Orchester, Symphony Orchestra of Poznan Opera and the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia.

Inspired by the experience of singing in her school choir and fascinated by the colours of symphonic music, it led her to study conducting at the Frederic Chopin Music University of Warsaw, the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and in many masterclasses and workshops with artists such as Bernard Haitink, Peter Eötvös, Bertrand de Billy, György Kurtág and Marin Alsop.

In 2015, she was named Principal Conductor of the Akademischer Orchesterverein Wien and during the 2017-18 season, she held the position of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of TU-Orchester Wien.


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Performance Schedule

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    19:30 19 Sep 2019 Queen's Theatre, BARNSTAPLE

    JEAN SIBELIUS Finlandia
    CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33
    Interval
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

    Cello: Jesper Svedberg
    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 20 Sep 2019 Wiltshire Music Centre Trust, BRADFORD ON AVON

    JEAN SIBELIUS Finlandia
    CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33
    Interval
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

    Cello: Jesper Svedberg
    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 21 Sep 2019 St Thomas's Church Lymington, LYMINGTON

    FELIX MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 6 ‘Le Matin’ Hob.I:6
    Interval
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major Op. 60

    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 24 Sep 2019 Launceston Town Hall, LAUNCESTON

    FELIX MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 6 ‘Le Matin’ Hob.I:6
    Interval
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major Op. 60

    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 25 Sep 2019 Octagon Theatre, YEOVIL

    EDWARD ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85

    Conductor: Marta Gardolińska
    Cello: Andrei Ioniță
    Contact: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 26 Sep 2019 Exeter University Great Hall, EXETER

    EDWARD ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85

    Conductor: Marta Gardolińska
    Cello: Andrei Ioniță
    Contact: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    19:00 05 Oct 2019 Bournemouth Pavillion, BOURNEMOUTH

    JEAN SIBELIUS Finlandia
    EDVARD GRIEG Norwegian Dance No. 1, Op. 35
    CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

    Cello: Jesper Svedberg
    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 17 Oct 2019 Musikverein Vienna, VIENNA

    HUGO WOLF Italian Serenade
    HELMUT SCHMIDINGER Das ist alles Windhauch und Luftgespinst
    Interval
    ANTONIN DVORAK Serenade for Strings in E major Op. 22

    Flute: Erwin Klambauer
    Ensemble: Wiener Concert-Verein

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    19:30 07 Nov 2019 Exeter University Great Hall, EXETER

    BEDRICH SMETANA The Bartered Bride Overture
    ANTONIN DVORAK Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104
    FELIX MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 in A minor ‘Scottish’

    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 08 Nov 2019 Victoria Rooms, Bristol University, BRISTOL

    BEDRICH SMETANA The Bartered Bride Overture
    ANTONIN DVORAK Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104
    FELIX MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 in A minor ‘Scottish’

    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 09 Nov 2019 Salisbury City Hall, SALISBURY

    BEDRICH SMETANA The Bartered Bride Overture
    ANTONIN DVORAK Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104
    FELIX MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 in A minor ‘Scottish’

    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    11:00 07 Dec 2019 Walt Disney Concert Hall, LOS ANGELES

    IGOR STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

    Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Ensemble: Toyota Symphonies for Youth

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    11:00 14 Dec 2019 Walt Disney Concert Hall, LOS ANGELES

    IGOR STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

    Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Ensemble: Toyota Symphonies for Youth

Press

 
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    20 Feb 19 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    Lighthouse, Poole

    “This was the BSO at its most electrifying, led by their amazing young conductor, Marta Gardolinska, confident, commanding and in total control.

    While most conductors bounce, she fairly dances on the podium.

    As wow finishes go, this was right up there as everyone in the hall knew.”

    Andy Martin, Daily Echo, 21 February 2019

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    17 Oct 18 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Nikita Boriso-Glebsky
    Lighthouse, Poole

    “Stepping in for Ben Gernon, this concert propelled Marta Gardolińska into the limelight. Clear from the opening of the Mozart was Gardolińska’s rapport with the players who responded to her neat, undemonstrative gestures with incisive ensemble and sonorous tone. Solemnity gave way to impishness, strings and woodwinds frisky, Gardolińska held back for the first tutti – making volcanic eruption all the more arresting.

    Performances of Max Bruch’s First Violin Concerto (there are two others) can sometimes be over-indulgent. This was an exception… Gardolińska drew some fabulous pianissimos and sensitivity from the BSO.

    The Rachmaninov was generous to a fault. The opening movement (without exposition repeat) unfolded with gradually accumulating tensions, well-judged climaxes integrated into an expansive discourse.. A bracing and vivid Scherzo highlighted opulent string tone, and if tempo-changes felt unstable (and the fugato a little hesitant), the whole was driven by energy and passion.. the Finale was somewhat episodic; it all blazed gloriously though and left in no doubt that Gardolińska is a highly promising and exciting conductor.”

    David Truslove, Classical Source, 17 October 2018