Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Names Marin Alsop New Artistic & Chief Conductor

By David Salazar

The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) has named Marin Alsop as its new Artistic Director and Chief Conductor.

She will  will assume the directorship during the 2023-24 season and will work closely with NOSPR’s General and Programme Director, Ewa Bogusz-Moore, to shape the Orchestra’s program and enhance its national and international reputation.

During the first season of her tenure, Alsop will conduct seven symphonic concerts, including the 2nd edition of the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition and the recording of Krzysztof Penderecki’s opera, “The Black Mask.” Her directorship aims to further strengthen the existing relationship with NOSPR and expand its musical endeavors.

“I’m thrilled to accept this appointment and excited to continue our already thriving relationship,” Alsop said in an official press statement. “Our Japan tour last September and our ongoing recording and concert projects are part of a new vision for the 21st century orchestra. Together with Director, Ewa Bogusz-Moore, I look forward to innovative projects such as Penderecki’s rarely performed Black Mask and recording the music of wonderful composers like Grazyna Bacewicz and Agata Zubel. NOSPR’s existing commitment to mentoring the next generations of musicians and conductors also aligns with my personal commitment to the future of classical music.”

Alsop made her debut with the Orchestra back in February 2021 and has since conducted 15 concerts, led it on a tour to Japan, and conducted three masterclasses with NOSPR.