National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Names Resident Conductor

By Francisco Salazar

Nestor Bayona has been named Resident Conductor of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The news comes after the Spanish conductor assisted the orchestra and Marin Alsop on a successful tour to Japan.  As the new Resident Conductor, Bayona will join NOSPR and its Music Director Lawrence Foster during the 2022-23 season after a two-year tenure as its Assistant Conductor.

Starting in January 2023, Bayona will assist Foster as well as conduct a number of symphonic concerts, leading NOSPR in a variety of different concert programs, and significant projects such as recordings, family, and educational concerts.

In a statement, Bayona said, “I am thrilled to be taking on the new role as Resident Conductor of the Polish National Symphony Orchestra NOSPR. It is one of the finest-sounding orchestras in Europe. I have built up a very warm relationship with the orchestra over the past two years and look forward to working more closely with Lawrence Forster and the orchestra in the 2022/23 season.”

During the 2022-23 season Bayona will also assist the Liverpool Philharmonic on Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” and make his debut with the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès at the finals of the Ricard Viñes Piano Competition. He will also conduct concerts with NOSPR and the Filarmonica Transilvania.