Antoni Wit

Antoni Wit (born 1944, Kraków) is a Polish conductor. He is the present musical director of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Wit graduated from Kraków's State Higher School of Music, studying conducting under Henryk Czyz and composition under Krzysztof Penderecki, going on to study under Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Wit has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and in London the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra. ...show more

Antoni Wit (born 1944, Kraków) is a Polish conductor. He is the present musical director of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Wit graduated from Kraków's State Higher School of Music, studying conducting under Henryk Czyz and composition under Krzysztof Penderecki, going on to study under Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Wit has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and in London the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra.

He has recorded over 90 albums, most of them for the Naxos label, and specializes in the works of Polish composers such as Henryk Gorecki, Wojciech Kilar, Krzysztof Meyer, Witold Lutosławski and Krzysztof Penderecki. Wit received a Cannes Classical Award for his album of Olivier Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony, and high acclaim has also been granted to his recording of Bedřich Smetana's Má vlast cycle. Wit currently teaches at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw.. ...show less