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Bio Marzena Diakun



Marzena Diakun

Praised as a conductor of immense temperament, convincing with sureness, energy and the detailed power ofher baton, Polish conductor Marzena Diakun has reached veteran status at a young age. 2nd Prize winner of two major international conducting competitions (Prague Spring Competition 2007 and Fitelberg ConductingCompetition 2012), she focuses on orchestral and choral works by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler,Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Shostakovich, as well as her country ́s greatest composers-Penderecki,Lutoslawski, Karlowicz and Szymanowski.

Soughtafter for her interpretations of the French and Bohemian masters, her performances are described as remarkably balanced, finely nuanced, and deeply felt, knowing how to dazzle with her mastery and the height of the gesture, and how to obtain from an orchestra density, expressiveness, and details.

The season 2024/25 will see her return to orchestras such as the Komische Oper Berlin, the WarsawPhilharmonic and the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and initiate new relationships with others like NDR-Sinfonieorchester Hannover, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Her newest recording of Brahms’ works for choir and orchestra (Label IBS) with Orquesta y Coro Comunidad de Madrid, of which she was Artistic Director and Principal Chief Conductor until the summer of 2024, has been greatly hailed by the press. The new relationship with Ensemble Intercontemporain is the culmination of two decades of premiering and performing new works by numerous Spanish, Dutch, Austrian and Polish composers.

Her recording, Polish Heroines of Music(Label PWM) is an exemplary model of her savoir-faire and commitment. Herself a teacher and a mentorat the Music Academy inWroclaw, she looks back on inspiration and support from great conductors such as Kurt Masur, Pierre Boulez and Marin Alsop.