Marek Janowski

Marek Janowski

Artistic Director, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Musical Director, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
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...the San Francisco Symphony plays awfully well under just about any circumstances. But something special seems to happen when Marek Janowski comes to town. It happened again on Thursday afternoon, when the Polish German conductor led the orchestra in a phenomenally exciting program of music by Beethoven and Schumann..... I can't remember when I've heard this symphony [Schumann 2nd] played so beautifully. —Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, October 18, 2008

With guest conductor Marek Janowski on the podium for last week's San Francisco Symphony program.....The exaltation was present but was never allowed to gallop out of control. Janowski had the orchestra in perfect balance, clean in texture while bursting at the seams with sonic power. Never did it slip into a mere din, but instead maintained its dignity in full splendor. ...the cream of Janowski's musicianship showed itself via the virtuoso demands of Schumann's 40-minute [2nd] Symphony. Every little detail of melody shone through the sometimes thick writing with lightness and glamour. Yet I heard not one harsh scrap of sound through these demanding passages. —Heuwell Tircuit, San Francisco Classical Voice, October 18, 2008

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“Janowski achieves incandescence with his Berlin Radio orchestra”
The Sunday Times, November 2012

About CD new release “Wagner – Tristan und Isolde” (Pentatone)
Marek Janowski has been Artistic Director of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2002 and, during his tenure, has built the orchestra into a world class ensemble. His Wagner opera cycle with the RSB in Berlin’s Philharmonie has captivated Berlin audiences, setting a new standard of performance in concertante opera. The cycle continues during the 12/13 season, with performances of the complete Ring Cycle in November 2012 and March 2013 . . .

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