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The Szczecin Philharmonic

The Szczecin Philharmonic
Contact details:

ul. Małopolska 48
70-515 Szczecin

+48 91 422 12 52

The Mieczyslaw Karlowicz Memorial Symphony Orchestra of the Szczecin Philharmonic Society began its concert activity in the year 1948. A significant influence on the development and standard of the Philharmonic Society had the conducters: Jozef Wilkomirski, General and Artistic Manager in the years 1955 - 1971 and Stefan Marczyk 1971 - 1990. In the season 1960/61 the orchestra had its first guest performance in Germany. Under the leadership of Stefan Marczyk, the Szczecin Philharmonic gave many concerts in Germany, Denmark, Bulgarie and Italy. In 1973, 1975 and 2003 they performed at Warsaw National Philharmonic. In the year 1983 the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra took part - with a great success - in the 7th International Music Festival in Assis. In April 2003 tournee of the orchestra in Spain was crowned by final concert of Music Festival in Valencia.

In the years 1990 - 94 the General and Artistic Manager of the Philharmonic Society was Jaroslaw Lipke. Since March 1994 till November 2006 the General Manager was Jadwiga Igiel - Sak who charged the esteemed conductor and educator Jozef Radwan with the function of Artistic Manager. The seasons 1996 - 2003 the Szczecin Philharmonic Society commended under the artistic management of Jerzy Salwarowski. Since the season 2003 / 2004 the Orchestra of Szczecin Philharmonic is led by Zygmunt Rychert. In December 2006 Andrzej Oryl was appointed to the post of General Manager.

For many years Symphony Orchestra of the Szczecin Philharmonic inaugurates the international Festival of Chamber and Organ Music in Kamień Pomorski, it also takes part in the similar events like Usedomer Festival of Music, Festival de Vlandeers 2002, International Choir Festival in Szczecin. Last years the Iorchestra regulary gave concerts in Berlin, also in other cities near the border: Greifswald, Schwedt and Frankfurt / Oder.

Many outstanding Polish solists gave concerts together with the Orchestra: Halina Czerny - Stefańska, Lidia Grychtołówna, Piotr Paleczny, Bartłomiej Nizioł, Stefania Toczyska, Krystian Zimerman, also foreign soloists: Edward Auer, Emanuel Ax, Zahar Bron, Eugene Indjic, Rudolf Kerer, Kevin Kenner, Maurizio Pollini, światosław Richter as well as conductors: Tomasz Bugaj, Jerzy Katlewicz, Kazimierz Kord, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Marek Pijarowski, Krzysztof Missona, Witold Rowiecki, Genadij Rożdżestwienski, Tadeusz Strugała, Jose Maria Florencio Junior, Karol Stryja, Karol Teutsch, Antoni Wit, Andrzej Markowski.

Currently the Orchestra counts 80 musicians. At this strength our Orchestra plays diverse symphonic repertoire - from baroque music to most outstanding works of contemporary composers.

The Szczecin Philharmonic Hall in Poland by Spanish studio Barozzi Veiga has won the European Union's architecture prize, the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.

Tues-Thurs: 09.00-12.30
Fri: 09.00-12.30, 13.00-20.00
tel.  +48 539 94 94 54

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