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
Paola Compes Tatay +44 (0)20 3725 9127

Biography

Artistic Director: Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife
Principal Guest Conductor: Sinfonieorchester Basel 

 

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

In the 2016/17 season he makes his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as his first appearances in Berlin and Vienna (with the Konzerthausorchester and Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich respectively) as well as his first visits to the Malmö Symfoniorkester, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Following hugely successful debuts last season with the Residentie Orkest and Noord Nederlands Orkest, he returns already to both orchestras as well as maintaining relationships with the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Orchestre National de Lille, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra of Łodz, Real Filharmonia de Galicia and Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra.

Artistic Director: Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife
Principal Guest Conductor: Sinfonieorchester Basel 

 

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

In the 2016/17 season he makes his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as his first appearances in Berlin and Vienna (with the Konzerthausorchester and Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich respectively) as well as his first visits to the Malmö Symfoniorkester, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Following hugely successful debuts last season with the Residentie Orkest and Noord Nederlands Orkest, he returns already to both orchestras as well as maintaining relationships with the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Orchestre National de Lille, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra of Łodz, Real Filharmonia de Galicia and Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra.

As a result of successes in recent years, Nesterowicz has built ongoing relationships with Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona (also leading them on tour to France), Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice and Orquesta Ciudad de Granada. He has also had a regular presence with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; and has worked with the likes of the Münchner Philharmoniker, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Deutsches Symfonie-Orchester Berlin, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Buffalo Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Phil, Orchestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine and Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana. 

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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Contacts

Jasper Parrott +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Iarlaith Carter +44 (0)20 3725 9162
Paola Compes Tatay +44 (0)20 3725 9127

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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