Since 1984, Jerzy Maksymiuk has been Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with which he appears each season at the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts in London. Together they have made many overseas tours. In Britain Mr Maksymiuk has also conducted the BBC Welsh and Philharmonic Orchestras, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras and The Philharmonia. In addition he has conducted many orchestras in Europe, the USA and Japan, Australia and Israel.
In April 1990 he was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by Strathclyde University.