Maciej Żółtowski

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Maciej Żółtowski - alternative spelling: Zoltowski (born 1971, Warsaw, Poland) is a Polish conductor and composer. Maciej Żółtowski studied violin at the F. Chopin and J. Elsner Music Schools in Warsaw. Having earned his diploma in violin performance with distinction, he continued his studies at the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where he graduated in 1996 in composition and in 1997 in conducting faculty, obtaining both M.A. diplomas with awards. His teachers at the academy included Prof. Marian Borkowski and Prof. Ryszard Dudek.

Maciej Żółtowski participated in many master-courses working under supervision of notable artists like Zoltán Pesko, Lászlo Tihanyi, Yuri Simonov and Gianluigi Gelmetti.

For the artistic achievements, he received twice the Polish Ministry of Culture scholarship and the Tadeusz Baird scholarship. In 1997, he was awarded with the fellowship of the German Stiftung Kulturfonds in Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf. In 2000, he won the scholarship for young conductors of the Japanese Music Foundation JESC. He was the winner of the first composers’ competition held by the Musica Sacra Society in Warsaw. In 1999, he was the finalist of the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award (Tokyo). In 2002, the President of the Republic of Poland decorated him with the Silver Order of Merit.

Maciej Żółtowski held posts in many Polish music institutions: chairperson of the Young Circle in the Polish Composers’ Union, secretary general of the Warsaw Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union, secretary general and subsequently president of the Jeunesses Musicales Poland – the Polish section of the Jeunesses Musicales International.

Appointed artistic director and conductor of the Cyprus State Orchestra (former name of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra) in 2002, Maciej Żółtowski has developed the ensemble to high artistic standards. This has resulted in many international tours the orchestra did under his direction, visiting London, Copenhagen, Paris and Athens. In Cyprus alone, he has led over 80 concert, opera and ballet productions. His tenure ended in 2005 with a highly acclaimed “Concert for 10 pianos and orchestra” organized by the Steinway Club. Since July 2007 Maciej Żółtowski holds the post of the Managing and Artistic Director of the Radom Chamber Orchestra in Poland.

CD recordings[edit]

  • Grażyna Bacewicz, Works for Chamber Orchestra, vol. I, DUX 0691
  • Grażyna Bacewicz, Works for Chamber Orchestra, vol. II, DUX 0701
  • Krzysztof Penderecki Works For String Orchestra, DUX 0935

Film music recordings[edit]


  1. ^ "Reverse" Movie website
  2. ^ La La Land Records, "Copernicus Star" soundtrack "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 

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