Sinfonia Varsovia

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Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra during La Folle Journée in Nantes, 2009

The Sinfonia Varsovia is an orchestra and a musical institution based in Warsaw, Poland. It was founded in 1984 by Yehudi Menuhin, Waldemar Dąbrowski and Franciszek Wybrańczyk,[1] as a successor to the Polish Chamber Orchestra.[2] Since 2003 the orchestra has been led by Krzysztof Penderecki as its artistic director.[1]

Main building of Sinfonia Varsovia's headquarters (272 Grochowska Street, Warsaw)

Menuhin had a close relationship with the orchestra that he helped to found, conducting them in the recording of a full cycle of Schubert's symphonies released in 1998.[2] This followed a cycle of live performances of Beethoven's symphonies in 1994. The cycle was recorded and commercially released.[3] Other conductors to have worked with the orchestra include Claudio Abbado, Charles Dutoit, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Marc Minkowski, Valery Gergiev and Lorin Maazel.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Sinfonia Varsovia".
  2. ^ a b Greenfield, Edward. "Schubert The Symphonies-Yehudi Menuhin". Gramophone. No. January 1998. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  3. ^ Osborne, Richard. "Beethoven Symphonies, etc (review)". Gramophone. No. April 1996. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  4. ^ "Conductors and Soloists".