Grammy winner to conduct Sofia Philharmonic

Antoni Wit

World-renowned conductor Antoni Wit will lead the Sofia Philharmonic on stage during a concert on 11 November dedicated to the national holiday of Poland. The programme includes signature works by Polish composers.

A seven-time Grammy Award nominee and one of the few conductors to have ever won a Grammy, a Fryderyk Award and a Cannes Classical Award, Antoni Wit started his career as a student of the great Krzysztof Penderecki and an assistant to Herbert von Karajan. He is the long-tenured director and chief conductor of the Polish Radio and Television Orchestra and the artistic director of the Warsaw Philharmonic. He has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. A graduate of law school, Wit dared to turn his back on the legal profession in order to follow his great passion - classical music. Time has shown this was the right choice of career path.

The concert's soloist will be Agata Szymczewska, one of the most talented violinists of her generation. She is coming to Sofia with her 1755 Nicolo Gagliano violin, previously used by German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.

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