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Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej

Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej © Bartek Barczyk

Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej is a Polish sinfonietta whose principal goal is the promotion of contemporary music. A dynamic team of 16 players striving to reshape the way music is created and experienced. Founded in 1996 by Aleksander Lasoń and working since 2006 under Artistic Director Szymon Bywalec, the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej has gradually morphed from a group of enthusiastic students into a professional ensemble able to tackle the most complex scores. The fruits of this activity include almost 200 first performances.

Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej performs regularly at contemporary music festivals including Warsaw Autumn, Musica Polonica Nova, Premieres Festival in Katowice, Beijing Modern, Melos Ethos, Klang Festival, Velvet Curtain in Lviv, SPOR Festival, and at many other venues in Paris, Vienna, Oslo, Mons, Freiburg and Tallinn.

The ensemble has made several concert and studio recordings which gathered international accolades such as the P2 Prize (Denmark), Pizzicato Supersonic Award (Luxembourg), and nominations to Fryderyk Awards and International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej also organises interdisciplinary projects with dancers, multimedia and computer technologies, performed outside traditional concert venues. Since 2014, Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej has run its own concert cycle at the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra’s seat in Katowice.

  • Niels Rønsholdt