Antoni Wit

  • February 9, 1944 Krakow


Antoni Wit is one of the most highly regarded Polish conductors, a champion of Polish music and General and Artistic Director of the Warsaw Philharmonic.

He studied conducting with Henryk Czyż and composition with Krzysztof Penderecki and later Nadia Boulanger in Paris. In 1971 he was a top prize winner at the Herbert von Karajan International Conducting Competition; this proved a pivotal moment in his career. The following year he assisted Herbert von Karajan at the Easter Festival in Salzburg and during this time conducted regularly at the Poznan Philharmonic. Antoni Wit was awarded the post of Artistic Director in 1974 with the Pomeranian Philharmonic. From 1977-1983, he assumed the position of Artistic Director and First Conductor of the Radio Orchester in Krakow. Antoni Wit later worked with Orquestra Filarmonica de Gran Canaria in Las Palmas, first as Music Director and then as Visiting Conductor from 1987 – 1990. Between the years of 1983-2000 he held the post of Director of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice before taking up his current position at the Warsaw Philharmonic.

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