Polish conductor and composer Jan Krenz died on 15 September, aged 94. Born in 1926, Krenz first studied piano in Warsaw. He studied in Warsaw as well as at the State Higher School of Music in Lodz.

Krenz joined the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1949, serving as deputy conductor under Grzegorz Fitelberg, whom he succeeded in 1953. He went on to serve as artistic director of the Grand Theatre in Warsaw, as well as the General Director of Music in Bonn. He also conducted the Danmarks Radio Orchestra in Copenhagen from 1979-1982. From 2005 to 2008 he was chief conductor of the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra.

As permanent guest conductor he conducted the Hilversum Radio Orchestra from 1983-1985. He often performed with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. He has conducted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leningrad Philharmonic and the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.

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