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Artist Hyperion Records

Stanisław Skrowaczewski (conductor)

Born in Poland, Skrowaczewski began piano and violin studies at the age of four, composed his first symphonic work at seven, gave his first public piano recital at 11 and conducted Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto when he was 13. In 1946 he became conductor of Wroclaw (Breslau) Philharmonic and subsequent positions include the Music Directorships of the Katowice, Krakow and Warsaw Philharmonics.

In 1956 he won the International Competition for Conductors in Rome and, invited by George Szell, made his American debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 1958. This led to engagements with the New York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Symphonies and, in 1960, to his appointment as Music Director of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (Minnesota Orchestra). From 1984 to 1991 he was Principal Conductor of the Hallé.

Skrowaczewski has conducted all the major American orchestras, toured with the Philadelphia Orchestra to South America and with the Cleveland Orchestra to Australia. Guest conducting engagements take him regularly to both North and South America, Scandinavia and Europe, and in Japan he works regularly with both the NHK Symphony and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.

Many acclaimed early records from his extensive discography are now being re-released on compact disc and recent recordings of Shostakovich, Brahms and particularly Bruckner have received the highest praise. The complete edition of Bruckner symphonies with the Saarländischer Rundfunk, where he is Principal Guest Conductor, won the Cannes 2002 Award for Best Recording of an 18th- or 19th-century Orchestral Work.

Skrowaczewski was also an award-winning and active composer. Many of his compositions are being programmed and recorded by a number of the world’s most prestigious ensembles.


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