Professor Jan Miłosz Zarzycki, DMus Hab.


In 1994 he obtained a diplo­ma with hon­ours, class of con­duct­ing of Pro­fes­sor Marek Pijarows­ki in Wrocław. He con­tin­ued his con­duct­ing stud­ies in Vien­na and Berlin where he had a chance to famil­iar­ize him­self with the art of con­duct­ing of such mas­ters of the baton as: Sei­ji Oza­wa, Kurt Masur, Clau­dio Abba­do. He also a grad­u­at­ed from the Depart­ment of Instru­men­tal Stud­ies, K. Szy­manows­ki Acad­e­my of Music in Katow­ice (1990); as a vio­lin­ist he was a lau­re­ate of numer­ous music com­pe­ti­tions. He also com­plet­ed Post­grad­u­ate Man­age­ment Stud­ies for Cre­ators, Artists and Pro­mot­ers of Cul­ture at the Man­age­ment Depart­ment, Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw.

In 1988 he became man­ag­er of the Stu­dent Cham­ber Orches­tra Jeuness­es Musi­cales attached to the Acad­e­my of Music in Katow­ice; in the peri­od of 1992–1993 he coop­er­at­ed with the State Opera in Wrocław. In April 1994 he par­tic­i­pat­ed in the 1st W. Lutosławs­ki All-Poland Review of Young Con­duc­tors in Białys­tok, where he won the 1st Award ex aequo, and also three addi­tion­al awards, e.g. the orches­tra award. In 1997 he received the 3rd Award at the 7th A. Toscani­ni Inter­na­tion­al Con­duct­ing Com­pe­ti­tion in Par­ma, the result of which was his con­cert tour around Italy with the Emil­ia Romagna Arturo Toscani­ni Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra.

Jan Miłosz Zarzy­c­ki is also a final­ist and lau­re­ate of inter­na­tion­al music com­pe­ti­tions in Italy, Spain and Hun­gary.

He has coop­er­at­ed with the Nation­al Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra of the Pol­ish Radio in Katow­ice, Sin­fo­nia Varso­via and the War­saw Cham­ber Opera. He is Gen­er­al and Artis­tic Direc­tor of the W. Lutosławs­ki Cham­ber Phil­har­mon­ic in Łomża.

Since 1999 he has run the Inter­na­tion­al Youth Music Work­shop in Szczecin. In 2004 he won the com­pe­ti­tion for the post of Gen­er­al and Artis­tic Direc­tor of the Łomża Cham­ber Orches­tra. He has con­duct­ed the major­i­ty of Pol­ish phil­har­mon­ic orches­tras. He has per­formed in Ger­many, France, Aus­tria, Hol­land, Czech Repub­lic, Rus­sia, Mace­do­nia, USA, Por­tu­gal, Mex­i­co, Nor­way, Bel­gium, Italy, Lithua­nia, Ukraine and Belarus.

On his score card he has thir­teen record­ings, includ­ing three which was nom­i­nat­ed for the “Fry­deryk” Award. In 2008 the Min­is­ter of Cul­ture and Nation­al Her­itage hon­oured him with the Spe­cial Award in recog­ni­tion of his invalu­able ser­vices to the Pol­ish music cul­ture, and in 2011 – with a diplo­ma for out­stand­ing achieve­ments for the ben­e­fit of the Fry­deryk Chopin’s her­itage.

In 2013 he was award­ed with the medal ‘For Mer­its to Cul­ture’ Glo­ria Artis. He was also giv­en the award of the Pod­lasie Voivod­ship Mar­shal for his achieve­ments in the fields of artis­tic work, pro­mo­tion and pro­tec­tion of cul­ture. In 2004 he obtained the title of pro­fes­sor of musi­cal arts from Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Poland.

Jan Miłosz Zarzy­c­ki is a mem­ber of the Chair of Con­duct­ing, Depart­ment of Com­po­si­tion, Con­duct­ing and The­o­ry of Music at the FCUM.

last modified: 05/09/2016