Polish conductor, Marta Gardolińska, came to international attention as Young Conductor in Association at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra during the 18/19 and 19/20 seasons. During that time, she built a strong rapport and trust with the musicians which led her to conduct two phenomenally successful subscription weeks and several regional tours and educational projects. The 19/20 season also saw Marta make her very successful North American debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a Dudamel Fellow, where she was invited to be second conductor to Gustavo Dudamel for their performances and Deutsche Grammophon recording of Ives Symphony No. 4. From 21/22 season Marta will become Music Director of the Opéra national de Lorraine following on from a triumphant debut of a new production of Zemlinsky’s Der Traumgörge in October 2019.
This 20/21 season will see Marta make a number of highly anticipated debuts, includg Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lorraine and Orchestre Chambre de Paris at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees. She will also return to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for subscription concerts and conduct the Tonkunstler Orchestre at the Wiener Musikverein.
During the Summer of 2019, Marta made her debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival and other recent highlights have included concerts with Wiener Concert-Verein at the Musikverein and a return to her home city of Warsaw to conduct the young musicians of I Culture Orchestra at the Philharmonic Hall. 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, 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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