Marzena Diakun is Artistic Director and Principal Chief Conductor of the Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid (ORCAM). She combines her regular work in the Spanish capital with guest conducting and returns regularly to orchestras with whom she enjoys a special relationship, including Orchestre Radio Philharmonique de Radio France, OSPA in Oviedo, Spain, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Switzerland and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Germany.
Sought after for her interpretations of the French and Bohemian masters, as well as orchestral and choral works of Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Shostakovich, she is also committed to conducting the music by the great Polish composers—Penderecki, Karłowicz and Szymanowski—in her own programming.
Diakun is a dedicated supporter of contemporary music and has premiered numerous works with different ensembles. In 2016, she gave the Polish premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s opera Lost Highway, as a part of the New Horizons Festival in Wrocław.
In 2015, she was a recipient of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Conducting Fellowship at Tanglewood Music Festival, and won the Marin Alsop’s Taki Concordia Fellowship.
November 2023. Not to be altered without permission.