Award-winning conductor Marzena Diakun came to international attention in Paris in the 2015/16 season after several concerts with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. In 2015, she was a recipient of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Conducting Fellowship at Tanglewood and was also awarded the Marin Alsop Taki Concordia Fellowship.
She has collaborated with soloists like Martin Grubinger, Peter Jablonski, Andreas Staier, Ewa Kupiec, cellists Truls Mørk and Daniel Müller-Schott, singers Camilla Nylund, Klaus Florian Vogt, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Nathalie Stutzmann, Sabine Devieilhe, Jean-François Lapointe, violinists Linus Roth, Michael Guttman, and Alena Baeva.
Diakun is a dedicated supporter of contemporary music and has premiered numerous works with the Smash Ensemble (Spain) and the Berg Orchestra (Czech Republic). In 2016, she gave the Polish premiere of Olga Neuwirth's opera Lost Highway, as part of the New Horizons Festival in Wrocław. She works with ensembles like the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Amsterdam-based ensemble, Asko-Schönberg.
She has been mentored by several international conductors including Howard Griffiths and Colin Metters in Zurich (2003), Kurt Masur in Wroclaw (2004), Andrey Boreyko in Bern, and Pierre Boulez at the Luzern Festival (2011).
Recent engagements include Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, National Warsaw Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquestra Sinfónica do Estado de São Paulo, Deutsche-Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Göteborg Opera, National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana, Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, Istanbul Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.
Future engagements include performances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Starting from the 2020/21 season she has been appointed principal guest conductor with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris.
September 2020. Not to be altered without permission
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