MAJA METELSKA
Conductor

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Maja Metelska mastered the symphony both structurally and musically. She has self-confidence and authority, and rightfully so. Her Dvorak interpretation conveyed inner strength and vision.
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Finland

Biography

Multi-award winning Conductor Maja Metelska has been sought after throughout Europe since her debut with the Warsaw Philharmonic in 2006. As a winner at the Tokyo International Music Competition she has conducted the major Japanese orchestras, including the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. Maja Metelska has also been awarded The Orchestra prize at the Solon Michaelides International Competition for Young Conductors in Nicosia, Cyprus and received the Award for the Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors in Poland and was a Finalist at the Competition for Orchestra Conductors of the European Union.

At her young age, Maja Metelska's has acquired a vast symphonic repertoire ranging from the Baroque to Contemporary, which she conducts all by memory. She has received numerous re-invitations from orchestras throughout Europe, including the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Pori Sinfonietta.

As an opera conductor, Maja Metelska gave her debut in 2007 conducting W.A. Mozart's Magic Flute in the Grand Theatre of the National Polish Opera. She has gone on to conduct the world premiere of Rosary by W. Ratusinska and as assistant conductor in Puccini's Tosca in Koszalin. Since  2011, she has been the Conductor of the Warsaw Chamber Opera, where she has conducted works such as Z. Krauze's Polyeuctus and as Music Director the world premiere of D. Przybylski's Orphee.

The first professional CD Recording of Witold Lutoslawski's works for voice and chamber orchestra, "Bird Gossip and Other Poems -Witold Lutoslawski for Children" was recorded and released by the Polish Radio Katowice.

Maja Metelska holds Polish-Finnish Citizenship.  She studied conducting under the tutelage of Antoni Wit, Leif Segerstam and Jorma Panula and as a fellow at the American Academy of Conducting in Aspen with David Zinman.

Press Quotes

"Metelska conducted the orchestra with incredible energy and charisma."
Koszalin Philharmonic, Poland Orchestra

"Maja Metelska, a true professional who was superb"
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Japan Le Qobuz
Represented by Marianne Schmocker Artists International | @2016/17
 
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