Highlights of Krzysztof Urbański’s 23/24 season include debuts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Autumn 2023 sees his concerts with the Dresdner Philharmonie (at the Kulturpalast and on a tour in Europe) and with the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana. Moreover he returns to the Münchner Philharmoniker, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Wiener Symphoniker, Philharmonia Zürich and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Urbański appeared as a guest conductor with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestre de Paris, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony among others.
Krzysztof Urbański served as Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra from 2011 to 2021 and as Chief Conductor and Artistic Leader of the Trondheim Symphony (2010-2017). In 2017 he was appointed Honorary Guest Conductor of the Trondheim Symphony and Opera. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony (2012-2016) and Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester (2015-2021). In November 2022 he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana. He is Chief Conductor Designate of the Berner Symphonieorchester (starting from the 24/25 season).
With the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester he recorded albums of Lutosławski’s works, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Strauss’ works; all on Alpha Classics. His discography also includes Chopin’s small pieces for piano and orchestra with Jan Lisiecki and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon which received an ECHO Klassik Award and Martinů’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with Sol Gabetta and the Berliner Philharmoniker recorded for Sony.
2002-2007 conducting studies at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw with Maestro Antoni Wit
2007-2009 Assistant Conductor at the Warsaw Philharmonic
2007 First Prize of the Prague Spring Conducting Competition
2010-2017 Chief Conductor and Artistic Leader of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester
2011-2021 Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
2012-2016 Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
2015-2021 Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Since 2017 Honorary Guest Conductor of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & OperaSince 2022 Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra della Svizzera italianaSince 24/25 season Chief Conductor of the Berner Symphonieorchester