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conductor, b. 1986 in Poznań. He graduated in orchestral and stage conducting from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań (diploma with distinction, 2010) after studies with Prof. Jerzy Salwarowski. As an LLP/Erasmus scholarship holder he studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt-am-Main. Recipient of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage scholarships (three times), as well as the scholarship of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, where he took part in Gianluigi Gelmetti’s master class.
Winner of distinctions and awards in international conducting competitions and courses, including: the award for the best participant of the National Conducting Course, taught by Jerzy Salwarowski and accompanied by Częstochowa Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (2007), as well as the award for the best participant of the of the International Course for Conductors in Ciudad de Torrevieja (Spain) in the same year. He reached the semi-finals of the M. Malko International Conducting Competition in Copenhagen (2009).
Jakub Chrenowicz began his professional career as assistant to Antoni Wit at Warsaw Philharmonic (2010-12). He has conducted such Polish orchestras as e.g. Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Poznań Philharmonic, the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra in Poznań, Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra, Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra, Częstochowa Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Lower Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has led concerts featuring such outstanding soloists as Jadwiga Rappé, Izabella Kłosińska, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Piotr Paleczny, Romuald Tesarowicz, and Alexander Gavrylyuk.
The artist made his conducting debut with Warsaw Philharmonic in the 2010-11 season at the Father Jerzy Popiełuszko Beatification concert in St Stanislaus Kostka Church in Warsaw, and the Independence Day concert. 2011-12 saw his debut at the Grand Theatre – National Opera, where he musically directed the premiere of Biblical Stories staged by the Polish National Ballet. Since the 2012-13 season Jakub Chrenowicz has been the principal conductor of Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok.
updated: October 2015 (wa)