Marek Janowski is renowned as one of the great orchestra builders of our time. He recently concluded his tenure as Artistic Director of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin (RSB), where over the course of thirteen seasons (2002-2015) he built and transformed the orchestra into one of the world's finest ensembles. Janowski is one of the great masters and exponents of music of the German tradition which lies at the foundation of many of today's greatest orchestras. He is recognized throughout the world for his unparalleled command and interpretation of repertoire including Wagner, Strauss, Beethoven, Bruckner, Brahms, Hindemith and composers of the Second Viennese School. His Wagner opera cycle with the RSB in Berlin's Philharmonie in 2012 and 2013, recorded live on Pentatone, set a new standard of performance in concertante opera.

Maestro Janowski has been a regular visitor to North America since his U.S. debut in 1983 with the San Francisco Opera. In the three decades since, he has forged lasting relationships with many top orchestras including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony, where he most recently appeared in January 2016. Other U.S. orchestras and opera companies he has conducted include the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  

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