SW_okSzymon Wyrzykowski
Artistic Director, Conductor

Szymon Wyrzykowski learned conducting from the greatest masters of the art: he studied choral conducting under Prof. Jan Szyrocki at the Szczecin branch of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, and symphonic and operatic conducting under Prof. Antoni Wit at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he also completed his doctorate. He performs frequently with Polish choirs and orchestras.

He is one of the founding members of Mozart 2003 Association and its Artistic Director. With the Association, he has organised and performed over sixty oratorios in Poland and in Ukraine. Every year, he also conducts a series of first performances of oratorios by young Polish composers.

In 2006, he became the Artistic Director of the Prof. Jan Szyrocki University Choir of West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin (formerly University Choir of Szczecin University of Technology), with which he has performed all over Europe and in South America, and undertaken to record all works of Marek JasiƄski. Under his direction, the choir has won many awards at international competitions.

Since 2012, he has been one of the conductors in the international choral academy In terra pax, and its Artistic Director since 2014. He has been awarded the Silver Cross of Merit in the Service of Polish Culture by the President of Poland, and the Silver Honourable Medal of West-Pomeranian Griffin.

He has been the Artistic Director of the Polish Radio Choir since November 2015.

photo Tomasz Lazar