Michał Nesterowicz
Conductor

“An extraordinary version of Prokofiev’s Fifth. All of the facets and contrasts – lyricism, violence, irony – were thrown into relief by conducting that was full of fire and youthful passion.” (La Opinion Coruña)

Contacts

Jasper Parrott +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Iarlaith Carter +44 (0)20 3725 9162

Biography

Principal Guest Conductor: Sinfonieorchester Basel 

 

Principal Guest Conductor of Sinfonieorchester Basel, Michał Nesterowicz is in demand worldwide for his dynamic performances and eloquent interpretations of the symphonic repertoire. 

After a string of significant debuts last season (including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich) Michał’s 2017/18 season includes his debut with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Staatsorchester Kassel, NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Lahti Symphony Orchestra, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Following hugely successful visits in the past seasons he will be returning to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Malmö Symfoniorkester, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan, and the Orchestra Filamônica de Minas Gerais. 

Principal Guest Conductor: Sinfonieorchester Basel 

 

Principal Guest Conductor of Sinfonieorchester Basel, Michał Nesterowicz is in demand worldwide for his dynamic performances and eloquent interpretations of the symphonic repertoire. 

After a string of significant debuts last season (including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich) Michał’s 2017/18 season includes his debut with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Staatsorchester Kassel, NFM Wrocław Philharmonic Lahti Symphony Orchestra, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Following hugely successful visits in the past seasons he will be returning to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Malmö Symfoniorkester, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan, and the Orchestra Filamônica de Minas Gerais. 

Michał Nesterowicz was the winner of the Cadaqués Orchestra European Conducting Competition in 2008 and among the prizewinners of the 6th Grzegorz Fitelborg International Conducting Competition in Katowice.

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Jasper Parrott +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Iarlaith Carter +44 (0)20 3725 9162

Reviews

“Under his baton the orchestra’s playing was highly textured, dynamically varied and highly flexible in terms of phrasing.” (Operaplus, November 2016)

“The understanding between Altstaedt and the Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Michal Nesterowicz works brilliantly. ... Under Nesterowicz, the Berlin orchestra brings out subtle differences between seemingly similar composers.” (Werner Teurich, Spiegel, April 2016)

“Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra (…) made for a thrilling listen, in a performance that showed Nesterowicz’ command of the score” (George Hall, Guardian, April 2015)

“Under his baton the orchestra’s playing was highly textured, dynamically varied and highly flexible in terms of phrasing.” (Operaplus, November 2016)

“The understanding between Altstaedt and the Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Michal Nesterowicz works brilliantly. ... Under Nesterowicz, the Berlin orchestra brings out subtle differences between seemingly similar composers.” (Werner Teurich, Spiegel, April 2016)

“Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra (…) made for a thrilling listen, in a performance that showed Nesterowicz’ command of the score” (George Hall, Guardian, April 2015)

“Especially thanks to the brilliant conducting of Guest Director Michal Nesterowicz – who has conducted all of the major orchestras in Spain and Poland and is one of the most sought-after conductors – the orchestra delivered great results.” (Johannes Seifert, Ingolstadt Ausburger Allgemeine, June 2013) 

“The ephemeral harmony surrounding the soloist [of Strauss’s Oboe Concerto] was very well captured by the orchestra and by the subtle Nesterowicz, who knew how to give the work the twilight nuances of late Strauss, so far away of the optimism of his best known symphonic poems.” (Xabier Armendáriz, May 2013)

“The [Tonhalle] Orchestra made its debut in Luxembourg without its (ill) main conductor, but these special conditions turned out completely satisfactory … Michal Nesterowicz, who was engaged at short notice, shone in his excellent preparation. He conducted the programme mainly by heart. Full of passion, in the accompaniment of Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto, he served the score completely.” (Johannes Schmidt, Luxemburger Wort, March 2013)

“An extraordinary version of Prokofiev’s Fifth. All of the facets and contrasts – lyricism, violence, irony – of a composer in full command of his art were thrown into relief by conducting that was full of fire and youthful passion. The Polish conductor was acclaimed at great length.” (La Opinion Coruña, November 2011)

“Prokofiev’s Symphony No.5 is a work of specific character. Nesterowicz conducted from memory, something the older aficionados appreciated greatly. Through an energy which in other hands could have been excessive, through broad and free-breathing phrasing and the clear exposition of the complicated character of the work, he demonstrated a complete mastery of the score. The bellicose irony of the allegro marcato, the emotional tension between the drama and the lyrical elements of the adagio, and the dramatic sarcasm of the allegro giocoso were all presented to great effect.” (Julian Carrillo, El Pais, November 2011)

“The apotheosis of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. A major part of the success must go to the extraordinary work of the Chief Conductor Michal Nesterowicz. The Polish conductor demonstrated a complete knowledge of the score (conducting entirely from memory) highlighting all of the details of this exacting work.” (Alvaro Gallegos, BeethovenFM, February 2011)

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