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Szymon Bywalec

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Szymon Bywalec studied conducting with Jan Wincenty Hawel at the Katowice Academy of Music, from where he graduated with honours. He has worked with leading conductors such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Paul McCreesh and François-Xavier Roth, participating in masterclasses with Kurt Masur and Pierre Boulez.

Szymon Bywalec was the winner of the first prize at the Second Lutosławski Competition for Young Conductors in Białystok, as well as of two special awards at the Sixth Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors. Since 2006 he has been the artistic director of the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej and has more than 120 world and Polish premières to his credit. He has conducted orchestras across Europe and in Asia and recorded for several international labels.

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