PFB Symphony Orchestra

The Symphony Orchestra was established together with the Philharmonic in 1945. Currently, the Gdańsk Philharmonic is one of the leading orchestras in Poland, and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk is a dynamic musical center and a place of significant national and international events.

The Polish Baltic Philharmonic has hosted and cooperated with outstanding world ensembles, conductors and soloists, such as: Gewandhausorchester zu Leipzig, the Mariinsky Theater Symphony Orchestra from Saint Petersburg, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Bamberger Symphoniker, Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid, Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonietta Cracovia , Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, The King's Singers, Sir Neville Marriner, Walery Giergiew, Riccardo Chailly, Paavo Järvi, Jonathan Nott, Jesús López Cobos, Jurij Simonov, Herbert Blomstedt, Maxim Vengerov, Roman Kofman, Krzysztof Penderecki, Marc Minkowski, Jerzy Semkow , Witold Rowicki, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Kazimierz Kord, Gabriel Chmura, José Mario Florencio, Franco Ferraro, Enoch von zu Gutenberg, Felix Carrasco, Juozas Domarkas, Krystian Zimerman, Cyprien Katsaris, Nigel Kennedy, Shlomo Mintz, Arto Noras, Ivan Monighetti, Leonidas Kavakos, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Rafał Blechacz, Edward Auer, Piotr Paleczny, Ann Murray, Lucia Aliberti, Helen Bickers.

The Symphony Orchestra participated in many national and European music festivals. Significant artistic events in recent years include: 2005, Gdańsk Shipyard, Jean-Michel Jarre's concert on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of "Solidarity" and the signing of the August Agreements; 2006, Gdańsk Shipyard, anniversary of August '80, premiere of Jan AP Kaczmarek's cantata "Cantata about Freedom"; 2008, the Brass Section of the Symphony Orchestra took part in the performance of "The Seven Gates of Jerusalem" by Krzysztof Penderecki as part of a concert to celebrate his 75th birthday. The concert was conducted by the composer himself, under whose baton the Warsaw Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, choir and soloists also played; 2009, as part of the "Solidarity of Arts" Festival, performance of "War Requiem" by B. Britten under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner. The concert honored the global celebration of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II and the 20th anniversary of regaining freedom and the fall of communism in Central Europe.

In 2014, the Orchestra toured China, performing seven concerts in the largest concert halls, including twice in Shanghai and, among others, at the Beijing Philharmonic. In January 2016, the orchestra embarked on the longest tour in history around the United States.

The orchestra has recorded many radio, television and CD/DVD recordings. Recent recordings with the orchestra include the recording of Britten's "War Requiem" conducted by Sir Neville Marriner (the album was nominated for the FRYDERYK 2011 award), the recording of Tchaikovsky's 2010th Symphony and Violin Concerto conducted by Maxim Vengerov, the premiere and recording of VIVO XXX by Paweł Mykietyn ( 2012), the cantata "Genesis" conducted by Ernst van Tiel (XNUMX), "Musical portrait of Gershwin" with the participation of conductor Vladimir Kiradijev and pianist Ludmil Angelov, the recording "Outstanding Polish artists: Henryk Wieniawski" with the participation of violin virtuoso Maxim Vengerov or the album "Bacewicz /Shostakovich” with Alena Baeva - an artist who is one of the most outstanding musical talents of her generation.

Musicians

 

AND THE VIOLIN
Robert Kwiatkowski - concertmaster
Natalia Walewska - concertmaster
Monika Orłowska - deputy concertmaster
Tomasz Diakun - And the voice
Anna Bona - tutti
Adam Bruderek - tutti
Julia Iskrzycka-Nowak - tutti
Marta Jadczuk-Świątek - tutti
Sylwia Kolińska - tutti
Marta Kwiatkowska - tutti
Dorota Majewska - tutti
Łukasz Perucki - tutti
Mirosława Sobczak - tutti 

XNUMXnd VIOLIN
Karolina Piątkowska-Nowicka - XNUMXst voice
Dariusz Prystasz - XNUMXst voice
Alena Ivanczuk - tutti
Alisa Kopac - tutti
Klaudia Kowacz - tutti
Barbara Maja Maseli - tutti
Wiesława Meronk-Całusińska - tutti
Eliza Napierała - tutti
Małgorzata Pestka-Horoń - tutti
Małgorzata Piotrowska - tutti
Joanna Szmit-Macidłowska - tutti 

   

VIOLA
Maciej Sionkowski - And the voice
Aleksandra Stadniczenko - XNUMXst voice
Tomasz Pozorski - And the voice
Marek Czulak - tutti
Ewa Fredrich - tutti
Marzena Kamińska-Kaczmar - tutti
Joanna Kravchenko - tutti
Michał Markiewicz - tutti
Anna Reinholz - tutti

CELLOS
Błażej Goliński - concertmaster
Magdalena Amilkiewicz - tutti
Małgorzata Bellwon - tutti
Anna Dobrowolska - tutti
Weronika Duchniewicz – tutti
Joanna Karbowska - tutti
Barbara Mozgiel-Gierszewska - tutti
Krzysztof Pawłowski - tutti
Edyta Słomska - tutti

   

DOUBLE BASSES
Zdzisław Cichocki - XNUMXst voice
Jędrzej Kacprzyk - And the voice
Tomasz Bock - XNUMXst voice
Jacek Birr - tutti
Adam Danowski - tutti
Dariusz Gutomski - tutti

FLUTES 
Elżbieta Drozdowska - XNUMXst voice
Dorota Kowalska - XNUMXst voice
Jagoda Krawczawska - XNUMXst voice
Dorota Pawlus
 - And the voice
Katarzyna Czerwińska-Gosz - XNUMXnd voice
   
BOTH
Krzysztof Kit - And the voice
Dominik Wroniszewski - XNUMXst voice
Anita Milewska - XNUMXnd voice / Cor. Eng
Adriana Raczyńska - XNUMXnd voice

CLARNETS
Karol Respondek - And the voice
Andrzej Wojciechowski - And the voice
Dawid Głowacki - 2nd voice

   

bassoons
Atsumi Fukuda - And voice
Wojciech Motyl - XNUMXst voice
Natalia Bambinek - XNUMXnd voice
Ewa Naczk-Jankowska - XNUMXnd voice / CFg

French horns
Zbigniew Kaliciński - XNUMXst voice
Piotr Kowalski - XNUMXst voice
Michał Szczerba - And the voice
Adriana Zjawiona - XNUMXnd voice
Piotr Pożakowski - XNUMXnd voice
   
TRUMPETTES
Tatsushi Fujioka - XNUMXst voice
Adam Stachowiak - And the voice
Robert Barwiński - XNUMXnd voice

HARP
Carlos Peña Montoya - And the voice

 

   
TROMONES
Jarosław Meisner - And the voice
Adam Wiśniewski - XNUMXst voice / altTbn
Marek Sikora - XNUMXnd voice
Mariusz Stawski - XNUMXnd voice / bTbn

TUBE
Zenon Gileta - XNUMXst voice

 

   
DRUMS
Arkadiusz Skotnicki - And the voice
Tomasz Skrętkowski - XNUMXst voice
Mateusz Wiczyński - XNUMXst voice
Aleksandra Kurnyta - XNUMXnd voice
 

 

Zenon Gileta – orchestra inspector, librarian
Szczepan Magier – stage management specialist
Adam Marunowski – orchestra janitor