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Music Director, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
Honorary Conductor, Kraków Philharmonic
Antoni Wit is one of Poland’s most highly regarded conductors with a bold commitment to Polish music ranging from Lutosławski, Szymanowski, Karłowicz, Penderecki to Górecki and Kilar. His distinguished conducting career has featured artistic leadership at the key orchestras in Poland, as well as extensive guest-conducting in Europe, America and Asia. A prolific recording artist, he has made over 150 recordings for EMI, Sony and Naxos, receiving EMI Record of the Year, Diapason d’Or, Midem Classique and a Grammy Award. Antoni Wit works with Berlin Philharmoniker, Dresden Staatskapelle, Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, China Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
31 Jul 2015
Antoni Wit returns to Japan in August to conduct three concerts. In Takasaki City on August 16th he conducts the Gunma Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, Mozart...
05 Jun 2015
Antoni Wit returns to Germany, to conduct the Weimar Staatskapelle in two performances of Mozart's Symphony No. 38 and Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 on June 28th and 29th. For further information,...
05 May 2015
Antoni Wit returns to Portugal and Spain in May. He conducts the...
15 Apr 2015
Antoni Wit returns to Teatro Colón on April 23 to conduct the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme of works by Górecki, Khachaturian and Lutosławski. Khachaturian's Flute Concerto...
09 Apr 2015
Antoni Wit returns to Hungary to conduct the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Richard Strauss’ Don Juan, Stanislaw i Anna Oswiecimowie by Karlowicz and Brahms' Symphony...
13 Mar 2015
Antoni Wit returns to Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra to conduct Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, Elsner's Overture to Leszek Bialy, and Tchaikovsky's violin concerto, soloist Ukrainian...
23 Feb 2015
ICA would like to congratulate Antoni Wit, who was presented with the Légion d'Honneur, the highest honour awarded by the French state for outstanding achievement, on Saturday February 21st....
07 Jan 2015
Antoni Wit returns to Spain this month for a series of concerts in Pamplona and Seville. He conducts the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla in a programme entitled 'After the Dream' at the Teatro...
11 Dec 2014
Antoni Wit and the NCPA Orchestra perform one of Strauss’ great tone poems, An Alpine Symphony, in Beijing on December 13th. Also included in the programme is a...
03 Dec 2014
Antoni Wit conducts Taiwan Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) on December 6th at the National Concert Hall Taipei in a programme of works by Karłowicz, Lutosławski,...
The Telegraph - Aug 2013
The Guardian - Aug 2013
'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 and a champion of Polish music. 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 for twelve years until the end of the 12/13 season. He is currently Music Director of the Orchestra di Navarra in Spain and Conductor Laureate of the Krakow Philharmonic in Poland.
Antoni Wit has enjoyed an international career with major orchestras throughout Europe, America and the Far East. Past highlights have included Dresden Philharmonic, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Filarmonica della Scala as well as Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, China Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia and the BBC Symphony orchestras.
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 CD’s from his series of complete works by Szymanowski were picked as the Gramophone “Editor's Choice” and the subsequent two recordings were awarded the BBC Music Magazine’s “Editor's Choice”. His first DVD release on ICA Classics label was awarded ‘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 in 2013.
Recent and future orchestral engagements include concerts with Berliner Philharmoniker, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Weimar Staatskapelle, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome, Prague Radio Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, Casa de Musica Porto, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Taiwan National Symphony, NCPA Orchestra Beijing, Danish Radio Symphony, Spanish National Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Dresden Staatskappelle and the Cleveland Orchestra.
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