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General and Artistic Director, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Antoni Wit works with leading orchestras worldwide including the Dresden Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic, La Scala Milan, NHK Tokyo, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, New Zealand Symphony and the Berlin Philharmonic. In his mid-sixties, he is a widely recognised musician with a distinguished conducting style typical of a Central European maestro. Antoni Wit is particularly renowned for his comprehensive recordings of Polish music - in particular Szymanowski, Karłowicz and Lutosławski - as well as Mahler and Strauss, which he has recorded for EMI, Sony and Naxos. He is a great communicator with an exceptional attention to detail in a wide-ranging repertoire
19 Apr 2013
Antoni Wit travels to Kuala Lumpur next week for his long awaited return to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.....
11 Feb 2013
Congratulations to Antoni Wit on yet another successful Grammy Awards. Wit’s latest recording on the Naxos label (Pendercki :Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob...
30 Jan 2013
Antoni Wit's recent concert with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra has reccived a glowing, fve star review in the Financial Times. To read the review in full please follow...
09 Jan 2013
Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic have received a Grammy nomination for their latest album in Antoni Wit’s comprehensive Penderecki series for Naxos. The...
03 Jan 2013
Antoni Wit will return to the US next week – opening the New Year with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Yo-Yo Ma on...
18 Dec 2012
With 2013 marking the centenary of Witold Lutosławski’s birth, conductor Antoni Wit leads concerts featuring his works in seven cities across Europe. The inaugural...
13 Dec 2012
Antoni Wit returns to China this December to conduct concerts with the ...
15 Nov 2012
To rave reviews in San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times, Warsaw Philharmonic under Antoni Wit completed their eighteen-concert US tour at San Francisco’s Symphony Hall...
23 Oct 2012
Following a triumphant opening to the new 2012/13 season at the Warsaw Philharmonic, Antoni Wit will tour with the orchestra throughout the USA for 3 weeks from the end October - November...
11 Sep 2012
Antoni Wit has an exciting trio of concerts planned this September to herald the start of the new 2012/13 season. On 15...
'Fanfare (Brahms Choral works (Naxos) - Warsaw Choir and Warsaw Philharmonic)' - Jul 2012
Classics Today (KARLOWICZ "Rebirth" Symphony CD review) - May 2011
La Gazzetta Del Mezzogiorno (Filarmonica della Scala) - Sep 2010
The Guardian (Strauss/Alpine Symphony Staatskapelle Weimar (Naxos))
Classics Today (SZYMANOWSKI: Symphonies Nos.1 & 4 – Antoni Wit/ Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra (Naxos)) - Mar 2009
The New York Times - Nov 2008
The Washington Post - Nov 2008
Antoni Wit is one of the most highly regarded Polish conductors, a champion of Polish music and General and Artistic Director of the Warsaw Philharmonic.
A top prize winner at the Herbert von Karajan International Conducting Competition in 1971 and an assistant to Herbert von Karajan at the Easter Festival in Salzburg he subsequently worked with all of the leading orchestras in Poland before taking up the position of General and Artistic Director at the Warsaw Philharmonic in 2001, a post he will relinquish at the end of this season.
Antoni Wit has enjoyed an international career with major orchestras throughout Europe, America and the Far East. Past highlights have comprised, Dresden Staatskapelle, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia as well as Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, China Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia and the BBC Symphony orchestras.
Recent and future orchestral engagements include Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart and Berliner Philharmoniker, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Prague Radio Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre National de Belgique.
Six times Grammy Award nominated, Antoni Wit has made over one hundred and fifty recordings for EMI, Sony and Naxos. He has sold close to 5 million records on Naxos including an acclaimed release of Prokofiev’s piano concertos with Kun Woo Paik, awarded the Diapason d'Or and Grand Prix de la Nouvelle Académie du disque. He was bestowed the award of EMI “Record of the Year” in 1985 for his recording of Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater and in January 2002 he was awarded the Cannes Classical Award for his recording of Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie. More recently, the first two records from his series of complete works by Szymanowski were picked as the Gramophone “Editor's Choice” and subsequent two records were awarded the BBC Music Magazine’s “Editor's Choice”. His first DVD release on the ICA Classics label was awarded the ‘Editor’s Choice/DVD of the Month’ by Gramophone magazine. The DVD features Szymanowski’s Third and Fourth Symphonies conducted by Antoni Wit with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2012 Antoni Wit’s world premiere recording of Gorecki’s Concerto-Cantata with Warsaw Philharmonic and Naxos received a Choc Award. His recording of Penderecki’s Fonogrammi, Horn Concerto, Partita, The Awakening of Jacob and Anaklasis on Naxos received a Grammy Award this year.
Released January 2012 by Naxos
Released by Naxos
Superbly filmed for Polish Television, Antoni Wit’s performances of Szymanowski’s Third and Fourth Symphonies embody the distinguished and idiomatic conducting style for which he is widely recognised. An outstanding communicator, Wit exhibits exceptional attention to detail in his rendition of these two great works with his own orchestra and choir. The recording also benefits from DTS 5.1 surround sound.
Released on ICA Classics, February 2011
Released by Naxos March 2011
Antoni Wit is a profoundly idiomatic Schumann conductor,presenting his credentials in a superb account of the overture,and bringing the same dramatic sweep to all the choral numbers that follow. **** -The Guardian 18/02/11
Released by Naxos Jan 2011
Released on Naxos, May 2006
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Jan Krzysztof Broja (piano)
Released on Naxos, 2009