In September 2020, Krzysztof Urbański entered the tenth season of his tenure as Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in 2015, and he has led the orchestra in Hamburg and on tour in Japan and Europe. With the orchestra he recorded albums of Lutosławski’s works, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, all on Alpha Classics. His discography also includes Chopin’s small pieces for piano and orchestra with Jan Lisiecki and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon which received an ECHO Klassik Award and Martinů’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with Sol Gabetta and the Berlin Philharmonic recorded for Sony. With Sinfonia Varsovia he recorded Penderecki’s Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima on the Accentus label.

Mr. Urbański maintains an international presence by appearing as guest conductor for numerous orchestras around the world, including the Munich Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Dresden Philharmonic, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Vienna Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Mr. Urbański served as chief conductor and artistic leader of the Trondheim Symphony from 2010 to 2017; in 2017 he was appointed Honorary Guest Conductor of the Trondheim Symphony and Opera. He also served as principal guest conductor of Tokyo Symphony for four seasons beginning in 2012.

In June 2015 Krzysztof Urbański received the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, becoming the first conductor to have ever received this award.

Krzysztof Urbański is represented worldwide by Tanja Dorn at Dorn Music. 

This approved biography is not to be altered or shortened without the management’s permission. Please replace older versions.

September 2020


Title: Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Composer: R. Strauss
Other Artists: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Released: 2020
Label: Alpha Classics

Title: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Composer: D. Shostakovich
Other Artists: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Released: 2018
Label: Alpha Classics

Title: Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps
Composer: I. Stravinsky
Other Artists: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Released: 2018
Label: Alpha Classics

Title: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
Composer: S. Rachmaninoff
Other Artists: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Anna Vinnitskaya — piano
Released: 2017
Label: Alpha Classics

Title: Dvořák: Symphony No. 9
Composer: A. Dvořák
Other Artists: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Released: 2017
Label: Alpha Classics

Title: Chopin: Works for Piano and Orchestra
Composer: F. Chopin
Other Artists: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Jan Lisiecki — piano
Released: 2017
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Title: Sol Gabetta Live
Composer: B. Martinů
Other Artists: Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle, Sol Gabetta — cello
Released: 2016
Label: Sony Classics

Title: Lutosławski
Composer: W. Lutosławski
Other Artists: NDR Symphony Orchestra
Released: 2016
Label: Alpha Classics

Title: A Tribute to Krzysztof Penderecki
Composer: K. Penderecki
Other Artists: Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniel Müller-Schott, Sinfonia Varsovia
Released: 2014
Label: Accentus

Title: Elgar Cello Concerto
Composer: E. Elgar, B. Smetana
Other Artists: Zuill Bailey, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Released: 2012

Krzysztof Urbański: Beethoven, Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’ – Trondheim Symphony Orchestra

Krzysztof Urbański: Dvořák Symphony No. 7  –  Berlin Philharmonic

Tanja Dorn

Owner & President
Phone:+49 (0) 511 13 222 475

Fiona Csauth

Associate Director
Senior Manager, Artist Management & Touring
Phone: +49 (0) 511 13 222 472
Mobile: +49 (0) 176 24 619 663