Conductors

Marta Gardolińska

Leverhulme 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 Leverhulme 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 25 Jul 2019 Queen's Theatre, BARNSTAPLE

    GIOACHINO ROSSINI Guillaume Tell/William Tell, Overture
    EDVARD GRIEG Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
    RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS English Folksong Suite No 1 (Seventeen come Sunday)
    WILLIAM WALTON Crown Imperial
    HENRY WOOD Fantasia on British Sea Songs
    EDWARD ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    16:30 01 Aug 2019 venue TBC, BOURNEMOUTH

    CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals

    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    20:00 02 Aug 2019 venue TBC, BOURNEMOUTH

    RICHARD STRAUSS Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30
    JOHANN (BAPTIST) STRAUSS II An der schönen blauen Donau ‘Blue Danube’ Op. 314
    JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars
    GUSTAV HOLST The Planets Op. 32

    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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    13:30 26 Aug 2019 Ross Theatre & Princes Street Gardens, EDINBURGH

    PAUL DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    HECTOR BERLIOZ “Un bal” from Symphonie Fantastique
    HECTOR BERLIOZ “Marche au supplice” from Symphonie Fantastique
    HECTOR BERLIOZ “Song d’une nuit du sabbat” from Symphonie fantastique

    Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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    21:00 26 Aug 2019 Ross Theatre & Princes Street Gardens, EDINBURGH

    GEORGES BIZET Carmen ‘Prelude to Act I’
    GEORGES BIZET Carmen Suite No.1, Les Dragons d’Alcala
    GEORGES BIZET Carmen, Aria ‘Seguidille’ (Carmen)
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART “Voi che Sapete” from Le nozze di Figaro
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART “Non so più cosa son” from Le Nozze di Figaro
    Interval
    MIKHAIL IVANOVICH GLINKA Ruslan & Ludmilla ‘Overture’
    PAUL DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    HECTOR BERLIOZ “Un bal” from Symphonie Fantastique
    HECTOR BERLIOZ “Marche au supplice” from Symphonie Fantastique
    HECTOR BERLIOZ “Song d’une nuit du sabbat” from Symphonie fantastique

    Soprano: Catriona Morison
    Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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    13:30 26 Aug 2019 Ross Theatre & Princes Street Gardens, EDINBURGH

    PAUL DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    HECTOR BERLIOZ “Un bal” from Symphonie Fantastique
    HECTOR BERLIOZ “Marche au supplice” from Symphonie Fantastique
    HECTOR BERLIOZ “Song d’une nuit du sabbat” from Symphonie fantastique

    Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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    21:00 26 Aug 2019 Ross Theatre & Princes Street Gardens, EDINBURGH

    GEORGES BIZET Carmen ‘Prelude to Act I’
    GEORGES BIZET Carmen Suite No.1, Les Dragons d’Alcala
    GEORGES BIZET Carmen, Aria ‘Seguidille’ (Carmen)
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART “Voi che Sapete” from Le nozze di Figaro
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART “Non so più cosa son” from Le Nozze di Figaro
    Interval
    MIKHAIL IVANOVICH GLINKA Ruslan & Ludmilla ‘Overture’
    PAUL DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    HECTOR BERLIOZ “Un bal” from Symphonie Fantastique
    HECTOR BERLIOZ “Marche au supplice” from Symphonie Fantastique
    HECTOR BERLIOZ “Song d’une nuit du sabbat” from Symphonie fantastique

    Soprano: Catriona Morison
    Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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