Biography

Undoubtedly Mateusz Molęda is one of the most interesting and remarkable personalities among today’s young developing orchestra leaders. Ever since his first appearance as a conductor aged just 19, he has surprised his audiences and critics alike with very mature interpretations of discerning concert programs.

Analysing seriously both the music and the composer, it enables him to provide fascinating musical perspectives and express deep thoughts on music of various styles, to then display an exciting presence and energetic conviction on the podium. The Bavarian broadcasting station BR-Klassik reported in this connection: "... When working he is focused and determined, he perfects the accentuation, tightens the pace, emphasizes orchestral differentiation and sophistication. ..." while accompanying Mateusz's rehearsals with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra.

During season 2020 / 2021, Mateusz made his debut in the United Kingdom conducting the London Mozart Players. Furthermore, he intensified his collaboration with the Odense Symphony Orchestra conducting concerts in Denmark. Season 2018 / 2019 marked among others Mateusz’s debut in Denmark conducting the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in programs of works by Schumann, Rachmaninov, Debussy and Hindemith and also the world premiere of the Concerto for Hammond Organ by Anders Koppel.

Over the past years, Mateusz has received important musical impulses from his mentor Marek Janowski, for whom he worked by personal request also as assistant with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. By sharing his varied experiences, Maestro Janowski has profoundly influenced the artistic development of the aspiring young conductor in the spirit of the traditional German conducting school.

Born in Germany, Mateusz grew up in Dresden. During his early training, he studied the piano at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover with Professor Arie Vardi, one of the most distinguished musical pedagogues of the world and permanent conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. As an accomplished concert pianist Mateusz performed in more than 25 countries around the world. He released several CD recordings and collaborated with some of the finest European orchestras in major music venues like the Berlin Philharmonic.

Engagements as guest conductor have taken Mateusz to numerous countries around the world over the past years, including Germany, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Albania, South Korea and South Africa. He has worked among others with the London Mozart Players, the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, the Nuremberg Symphony, the Jena Philharmonic, the Carl Nielsen Academy Orchestra, the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the Odense Symphony Orchestra and the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic.

As an enthusiastic European, Mateusz gives in addition to his work as a conductor lectures throughout Germany on the topic of "United in diversity – How music strengthens the bonds between the Europeans". He is fluent in German, Polish, English, French and Russian and received in 2021 his PhD from the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Cracow with a thesis on polyphonic compositional techniques in Sergei Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 2.

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