Michał Nesterowicz

Michał Nesterowicz

January 1st, 2004, Michal Nesterowicz at the age of 29 became the Conductor and the Music Director of the one of the best symphony orchestra in the country, Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra in Gdańsk. Simultaneously, he became the youngest Music Director in Poland.

Born in 1974, he studied violin and conducting at the academy of Music in Wroclaw in a class of Marek Pijarowski. He graduated in 1997 with honors. It was also during his school years when he formed his first chamber orchestra, "Giovanni Virtuosi".

From the year 2000, he has been conducting concerts in Poland and abroad, with such orchestras as Sinfonica Varsovia, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, and the Polish Radio Orchestra. In addition, he has been collaborating with music theatres and operas as well as other Polish philharmonic and chamber orchestras. He has worked in Germany, Portugal, Italy, South America and USA. He has recoded 12 CD in Poland and abroad and has participated in many recordings for Polish Radio and Television.

In 2005, Maestro Nesterowicz conducted the European premiere of American composer Jeffery Stock´s symphonic poem Lulie the Iceberg, and collaborated for the concert of Jean Michel Jarre at the Shipyard of Gdańsk.

Despite his young age, he has also been working with many world-class composers and musicians. Last few years have included cooperation with Oscar winner in a category of Film Music, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (`Freedom Cantata" for the 25th anniversary of Solidarity, "Oratorium 1957" in Poznań, and "Journey to Light", a film music gala in Los Angeles), and recordings with the Los Angeles Critics Association Award for the year´s most outstanding composer, Zbigniew Preisner (film music "It´s all about love", "Effroyables Jardins", and "The Voices"). He works closely with Grzegorz Turnau. Their work includes many concerts as well as recordings such as "Café Sultan", "Angel in Krakow", and the album "11:11."

Michal Nesterowicz was a laureate of the 6th Grzegorz Fitelberg International conducting competition in Katowice and won the award of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra for the best Polish conductor.

Since the year 2000, he has been receiving various awards and recognitions. Just to name a few: "Sztorm Roku 2005" Gazeta Wyborcza and "Conductor of the Year 2006" Santiago, Chile.

According to many celebrities of the world of music, he is one of the most interesting artistic personas of the recent years.

Since the January 2008 he has became the new Artistic Director of Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile in Santiago.