The award-winning polish conductor Marta Gardolińska has been establishing her name in the classical music scene as an inspiring, energetic and versatile conductor, showing great ease at leading instrumental and vocal ensembles in different styles.
Already at the beginning of her career, Ms. Gardolińska garnered a significant amount of professional experience, leading ensembles such as the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, the Polish Baltic Frédéric Chopin Philharmonic in Gdansk, Poland, the Spirit of Europe Orchestra in Baden, Austria, the Symphony Orchestra of Filharmonia Podkarpacka im. A. Malawskiego in Rzeszów, Poland and the Radom Chamber Orchestra in Radom, Poland among others. Along with her work as a symphonic conductor, she also has built a solid knowledge of the Viennese tradition thanks to her cooperation with the Johann Strauss Operette Wien company, touring in Germany with the operettas “The Bat” and “The Bird Seller”. With the beginning of 2017 she is taking the position of chief conductor and artistic director of the TU-Orchester Wien.
Ms. Gardolińska received her education in some of the most prestigious institutions of Europe and the United States, including the Frédéric Chopin Music University in Warsaw, the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna¸ the Cabrillo Music Festival and the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians, in Maine, USA. Some of her mentors include Simone Young, Nicolas Pasquet, Bertrand de Billy, Mark Stringer, Gustav Meier, Yuji Yuhasa, Konrad Leitner, Peter Eötvös and Erwin Ortner.
Ms. Gardolińska's conducting activities have taken her to stages as diverse as the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Golden Hall of Wiener Musikverein, the Baltic Philharmonic Hall in Gdansk, Poland, the Festspielhaus Füssen and the Teatro Peón Contreras in Mérida, Mexico. She has also gained recognition in conducting competitions - in November 2015 she was one of the 10 semi-finalists out of more than 120 participants of the first Antal Doráti International Conducting Competition in Budapest, Hungary. September 2016 brought her an honourable mention and the Special Orchestra Prize in the Witold Lutosławski Conducting Competition in Białystok in Poland and in November this same year she won the 3rd Prize and the Special Orchestra Prize at the Felix Mendelssohn International Conducting Competition in Thessaloniki, Greece.
In 2016, Ms. Gardolińska was awarded the title "Outstanding Pole in Austria" for her efforts in popularising Polish culture and music outside of the country.