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Boguslaw Dawidow

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Principal Guest Conductor, Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel
Principal Guest Conductor, Bogota Symphony Orchestra
General Music Director, Chopin Chamber Orchestra

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Internationally renowned for his musical knowledge, immense
enthusiasm, and extraordinarily charismatic stage presence, Maestro
Boguslaw Dawidow is a “... conductor of a great stature, musically
speaking, with a clear beat and marvelous rapport with the
Orchestra... produced a truly magnificent Viennese sound... with
romance and humor in hand ... ” ( Gazzette – USA) ; with “...[as]
precise and clear baton technique as we’ve ever seen...”(The
Washington Times) and “...a great Slavic soul...”(Wiener Zeitung).
Maestro Boguslaw Dawidow served as the General and Music
Director of the Opole Philharmonic of Poland from his appointment in
September 1999 until 2012. Maestro Dawidow was highly involved in
forming the artistic shape and raising the international stature of the
Opole Philharmonic in his capacities as both Music Director and
General Director of the Philharmonic.
In 2010 Maestro Dawidow received the title of Professor honoris
causa. Since 2008 till 2018 he has been represented by Columbia
Artists Management Inc.
Born in Sopot, Poland, Maestro Dawidow studied conducting under
Bohdan Wodiczko in Warsaw and Krakow, later continuing his
conducting studies in Vienna and Italy. The most significant influence
on his musical personality came from the legendary composer and
conductor Leonard Bernstein.

In the 1980s Maestro Dawidow founded the Chopin Chamber Orchestra in Krakow, Poland, with which he toured
throughout Europe and South America in 2009 and 2011.
From 1991 to 1995 Maestro Dawidow was a resident conductor of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra,
touring with them around Europe in 1993, 1994, and 1995 as well as recording almost 20 CDs.
From 1994 to 2002 he served as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Russian National Academic
Symphony Orchestra in Tomsk – one of Russia’s oldest orchestras, having been established in 1879. They have
toured extensively around Europe in 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1999 as well as in China in 1997, 1998, and 1999.
Maestro Boguslaw Dawidow has cooperated on a regular basis with other orchestras and opera institutions around
the world in such places as Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Rome, Zürich, Moscow, London, Haifa, Leningrad, Buenos Aires,
São Paulo, Mexico, USA and in the Far East – in Seoul, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Maestro Dawidow, with his Opole Philharmonic, has conducted a number of very successful concerts in Vienna, at
the Musikverein’s Golden Hall in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He also took the Opole Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
on numerous tours through Europe, with stops in Austria, France, Luxembourg, Holland, Belgium, Italy, and Germany, as well as on two far- reaching tours through China in 2004, 2005, and 2006. There were also two tours
through South America in 2009 and 2011.
In 2011 Maestro Dawidow and the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra performed an outstandingly successful USA
Concert Tour organized by Columbia Artists Management Inc., embracing 46 concerts in 19 states – one of the
longest tours by any European orchestra. The concert tour received critical acclaim and a great public reception.
Apart from numerous archive audio and TV recordings, Bogusław Dawidow has also made many CD recordings,
including recordings of the Brahms Symphonic Cycle and works by Tchaikovsky, Szymanowski and Elsner, recorded in
recent years with the Opole Philharmonic.
Maestro Dawidow has conducted the USA concert tour with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel in 2014, and
back on USA tour with the Polish Baltic Philharmonic of Gdansk Poland in winter 2016.
Apart to his very active concert life, he also serves as Juri for Musical Competitions, a/a : Sophia Gubaidulina
International Piano Competition in Russia and many Piano and Vocal competitions around the world.
In 2024 he will lead Israel Symphony Orchestra on his next USA Concert Tour. Because of his exceptional musical talents, wide range of musical experience and management skills, in 2002 the
American Biographical Institute in New York bestowed Maestro Dawidow with the title “Man of the Year”

Reviews

"A conductor of great stature, musically speaking, with a clear beat and marvelous rapport with his orchestra that produced a truly magnificent Viennese sound."
—— Gazette-Journal, Tom Steel

"Maestro Dawidow’s baton technique was precise and clear as we’ve ever seen..."
—— The Washington Times, Terry Ponick

"Maestro Dawidow and the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra offered great melodious lines, pathos and intense playing with great Slavic spirit."
—— Wiener Zeitung, Marion Eigl

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Principal Guest Conductor, Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel
Principal Guest Conductor, Bogota Symphony Orchestra
General Music Director, Chopin Chamber Orchestra

Sep 1999 - 2012 General & Music Director of the Opole Philharmonic of Poland
Received the title of “Professor Honoris Causa”
2002 Received the title “Man of the Year” from the American Biographical
Institute in New York
1994 - 2002 Artistic Director and Principal Concipal of the Russian National
Academic Symphony Orchestra
1980s Founded the Chopin Chamber Orchestra in Krakow, Poland
1991 - 1995 Resident Conductor of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra

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