Aurel Dawidiuk
(c) Irene Zandel

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has announced the creation of a new Associate Conductorship, to be filled for the first time by Aurel Dawidiuk, starting the 2024–25 season for a period of two seasons. The position was made possible by a donation from the Haitink family. 

Dawidiuk will be collaborating on approximately half the concert programmes performed during the 2024–25 and the 2025–26 seasons. His duties as associate conductor will be varied, thus enabling him to forge artistic ties with the orchestra. Besides assisting leading conductors both in Amsterdam and on tour, he will work with orchestra musicians in ensemble formation and fulfil a role in the orchestra’s talent development programme. In the latter half of the 2025–26 season, Dawidiuk will work with the orchestra for a week and conduct several subscription concerts.

Born in Hanover, Aurel Dawidiuk is making a career as a conductor, pianist and organist. He began his conducting studies in 2020 with Johannes Schlaefli at the Zurich University of the Arts, where he is currently studying with Christoph-Mathias Mueller. Dawidiuk was admitted to the German Music Council’s Conductors’ Forum for talented, young conductors in 2021. In 2023, he won the Neeme Järvi Prize at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival as well as a total of four prizes at the International Hans von Bülow Competition in Meiningen, including the first prize in the ‘conducting from the piano’ category and the audience prize.

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