Grzegorz Nowak

The Cultural Center of the Philippines has named Polish conductor Grzegorz Nowak (72) as the new music director and principal conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO).

The Polish conductor takes over from Yoshikazu Fukumura, who ended his tenure in 2021.

Nowak is expected to conduct at least 10 to 12 performances per year, including the regular PPO season, outreach tours, the Young People’s Concert Series, and other special events of CCP.  He will also be in charge of a development program for the PPO members.

Nowak is Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. He was the music director of the Polish National Opera in Warsaw, Poland from 2017 to 2020, and led other orchestras in Poland, Germany, Switzerland, and the US.

He had gained international recognition when he won the prestigious Ernest Ansermet Conducting Competition in Geneva, bringing home all the special awards, including the Grand Prix Patek Philippe, the Rolex Prize, the Swiss Prize, and the American Patronage Prize.

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