The success is largely due to Lukasz Borowicz, 38 year-old Polish conductor, (…) already holder of an extensive discography: he’s obviously at ease with this repertoire. He conducts the whole concert with baffling ardor and control and it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to praising the precision of the rhythms, the acute sense of contrast and dynamic, or the sharp attention he pays to soloists. Thanks to him, the flawless Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire is glowing, with a string section in a state of grace - Resmusica.com, Vincent Deloge (Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin at Opera de Nantes)
Born in Warsaw in 1977, Łukasz Borowicz graduated from the Frederic Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, where he studied under Bogusław Madey. He received a doctorate in conducting under Antoni Wit. During 2007–2015 he was chief conductor of the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2006 he was appointed chief guest conductor of the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, a title he retains.
He has received the Polityka Passport Award (2008), Coryphée of Polish Music Award (2011), Norwid Award (2013) and Tansman Prize honouring an outstanding musical personality (2014).
A prolific recording artist (over 70 albums), his recordings have been awarded two Diapason d’Or Prizes. His collaboration with Piotr Beczała on the Deutsche Grammophon recording of “Heart's delight - Songs of Richard Tauber” (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) was met with critical and public praise. Borowicz’s symphonic recordings include the Complete Violin Concertos by Bacewicz for Chandos, two volumes of the Romantic Piano Concerto Series for Hyperion and the Complete Symphonic Works by Andrzej Panufnik (Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Konzerthausorchester Berlin for CPO). The final installment of the Panufnik cycle was “Editor’s Choice” in Gramophone magazine and Borowicz received the ICMA Special Achievement Award in 2015 for his pioneering work on the cycle.
Borowicz has conducted at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro (the Haydn Orchestra with Ewa Podleś) and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Moniuszko’s “Halka” with the NDR Radiophilharmonie) and Kissinger Sommer Festival. He made his operatic debut with “Don Giovanni” at the Warsaw National Opera in Warsaw followed by over 130 spectacles of operas and ballets including premieres of “Orfeo ed Euridice”, “Midsummer's Night Dream” and “The Rite of Spring”. Further operatic credits include: “Don Giovanni”, “Eugene Onegin”, “Halka”, "King Roger" (Kraków Opera), “Die Zauberflote”, “Rusalka”, “Bluebeard’s Castle” and “Dido and Aeneas” (Lodz Opera) and “King Roger” (ABAO Bilbao). Borowicz’s commitment to rare operatic repertoire is also evident in his ongoing work with the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw (ten complete operas recorded and issued).
Łukasz Borowicz has appeared as a guest conductor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, SWR Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and all the major Polish symphony orchestras.
During last two seasons he has conducted: BBC SSO Glasgow, RIAS Kammerchor and Akademie für Alte Musik, DSO Berlin, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Wuerrtembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, NWD Philharmonie Herford, Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Orchestre National des Pays de Loire, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Trondheim SO, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Queensland SO among others.
Upcoming debuts include concerts and recordings with London Philharmonic, Gürzenich Koeln, Bamberger Symphoniker, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestra Classica Santa Cecilia Madrid, premiere of "Halka" at the Theater and der Wien and returns to Wuerttembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, DSO Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.