Łukasz Borowicz studied at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw under Bogusław Madey. There he also earned his PhD in conducting under Antoni Wit’s supervision. From 2007 to 2015 he was the artistic director of the Polish Radio Orchestra. Since 2006 he has been the principal guest conductor of the Poznań Philharmonic.
Among the awards he received are Paszport Polityki (2008), Coryphée of Polish Music (2011), Cyprian Kamil Norwid Award (2013), and the Tasman Award for ‘extraordinary musical individuality’.
He made his debut as opera conductor in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, Warsaw, where he has conducted over a hundred and thirty opera and ballet performances ever since. These include the opening nights of Orfeo ed Eurydice (Gluck), The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn-Bartholdy/Ligeti), and Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev). He has also conducted the premieres of Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky), Halka (Moniuszko), and King Roger (Szymanowski) at the Kraków Opera; The Magic Flute (Mozart), Rusalka (Dvořák), The Bluebeard’s Castle (Bartók), Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) at the Łódź Grand Theatre, and King Roger at ABAO in Bilbao.
He conducted and recorded twelve forgotten operas at subsequent editions of the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival. He also conducted concerts as part of the festivals in Pesaro (a recital by Ewa Podleś) and Schleswig-Holstein (Halka with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra).
Mr Borowicz has conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London), Konzerthausorchester Berlin, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, SWR Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, and most Polish symphony orchestras.
In 2015–2017 he conducted: the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, RIAS Kammerchor and Akademie für Alte Musik, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, NWD Philharmonie Herford, Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Orchestre National des Pays de Loire, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, and more.
His discography encompasses nearly eighty albums. For Chandos, he recorded the complete violin concertos of Grażyna Bacewicz (violinist: Joanna Kurkowicz). His recording of the complete symphonic works of Andrzej Panufnik with the Polish Radio Orchestra and Konzerthausorchester Berlin (cpo) was awarded the Special Achievement Award ICMA in 2015. Piotr Beczała’s album Heart’s Delight featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Łukasz Borowicz (Deutsche Grammophone) went gold in Poland.
In the nearest future, the artist will conduct the London Philharmonic, Gürzenich Köln, Bamberger Symphoniker, Orchestra Classica Santa Cecilia Madrid, the premiere of Moniuszko’s Halka at Theater and der Wien, and continue his collaboration with Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, DSO Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.