Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra

Polska Orkiestra Sinfonia Iuventus

photo. Maciej Grabski

Was established at the initiative of Maestro Jerzy Semkow by the Regulation of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of October 1, 2007. The orchestra brings together the most talented students and graduates of musical academies, who are under thirty years of age.

Sinfonia Iuventus was established in June 2008. The orchestra has performed with many distinguished conductors, including: John Axelrod, Kai Bumann, Charles Dutoit, José Maria Florêncio, Gabriel Chmura, Kazimierz Kord, Jan Krenz, Grzegorz Nowak, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Krzysztof Penderecki, Rafael Payare, Jerzy Salwarowski, Tadeusz Strugała, George Tchitchinadze, Antoni Wit, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Maxim Vengerov and soloists, including Yulianna Avdeeva, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Alena Baeva, François-René Duchâble, Lukas Geniušas, Krzysztof Jabłoński, Jakub Jakowicz, Alexander Kniazev, Andrei Korobeinikov, Bartosz Koziak, Ivan Monighetti, Janusz Olejniczak, Piotr Paleczny, Jadwiga Rappé, Jan Stanienda, Agata Szymczewska and Tatiana Shebanova.

Since its inception, the orchestra has made a number of radio, television and film recordings for Universal Music, CD Accord, DUX, Polskiego Radia S. A., Albany Records and TVP Kultura. A special place in the discography of the Orchestra is occupied by two albums with symphonic repertoire (Schubert, Tchaikovsky) conducted by Maestro Jerzy Semkow. The collaboration with Krzysztof Penderecki in 2012 led to the recording of the entire set of his Symphonies in the author’s interpretation. The set won the International Classical Music Award in 2014.

The Orchestra has also recorded music with conductors and soloists such as Gabriel Chmura (R. Strauss, Françaix, Debussy), Tadeusz Wojciechowski (Chopin), Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski (Chopin), Mariusz Patyra (Wieniawski), Ivan Monighetti (Haydn), Agata Szymczewska (Bruch, Wieniawski and Mendelssohn) and George Tchitchinadze and Monika Wolińska (Bacewicz).

The Orchestra performed in many venues at numerous festivals in Poland and abroad, in Austria, China, France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Lithuania, the Ukraine and in Italy.

Since April 2009, the Orchestra has been a member of the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras (EFNYO).

In November 2013 Krzysztof Penderecki has extended his Honorary Artistic Patronage over the Orchestra.

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