The Final of the Emanacje Festival
The Final Concert of the Emanacje Festival will be held on December 7th in the European Krzysztof Penderecki Center for Music. It will be a special birthday concert for Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki.
Maestro Michał Klauza will conduct the Polish National Radio Symphonic Orchestra.
The Polish National Radio Symphonic Orchestra is an ambassador representing Polish culture on the international artistic scene. The Orchestra collaborated with some of the greatest composers of the second half of the 20th century: Witold Lutosławski, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and Krzysztof Penderecki, presenting first performances of their works.
Apart from making archival recordings for the Polish Radio, the Orchestra recorded more than 200 CD albums for many renowned record companies. The PNRSO was honoured with numerous awards for its phonographic achievements, including Diapason d’Or and Grand Prix du Disque de la Nouvelle Académie du Disque, Cannes Classical Award, Midem Classical Award.
In recent years, the PNRSO implemented some spectacular projects which were very well received by the audience and reviewers (The Marathon of Górecki’s Works, The Liking to Kilar’s Music, Musical Voyage (two editions), The Kilar’s Day, The Górecki•Penderecki Festival – in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the artist’s birth, The Kilar’s Night). Since 2005, the PNRSO has been the organiser of the biennial event called The Festival of World Premieres – Polish Modern Music.
Michał Klauza was born in Poland and studied at Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. On graduation he joined the renowned Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St Petersburg where he studied under the Professor Ilya Musin. In 1998 he joined Polish National Opera and continued there conducting both opera and ballet, including Aida, Tosca, Turandot, La traviata, Haunted Manor, King Roger, Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Salome, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and La fille mal gardée. In 1999 and 2000 he participated in Junger Künstler Festival at Bayreuth, on both occasions conducting the Festival’s International String Orchestra.
Michal has conducted most of the major Polish orchestras including Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Sinfonia Varsovia and has worked in Russia, including appearances with the State Orchestra.
He also regularly performs with Orchestre Nationale Capitole de Toulouse.
He is a frequent performer on radio and television in Poland; he conducted the Polish première of Sera by Hellstenius and his performance of King Roger was broadcast on all the major EBU networks.
From January 2009 he is Associate Conductor at Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice.