A chamber musician with a baton, Marta Gardolińska feels equally at home conducting orchestras or choirs. Her interest in collaborating with other musicians makes her a naturally gifted accompanist to instrumentalists and singers in solo or opera repertoire, while also being able to shift to symphonic repertoire with ease.

The award-winning polish conductor, Marta Gardolińska has been establishing her name in the classical music scene in her country and abroad as an inspiring and versatile conductor.

She has led ensembles such as the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, the Polish Baltic Frédéric Chopin Philharmonic in Gdansk, Poland, the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, Greece, the Symphony Orchestra of Filharmonia Podkarpacka im. A. Malawskiego in Rzeszów, Poland and the Spirit of Europe Orchestra, Baden, Austria.

Along with her work as a symphonic conductor, she also has built a solid knowledge of the Viennese tradition thanks to her cooperation with the Johann-Strauss-Operette-Wien company, touring in Germany with the operettas “The Bat” and “The Bird Seller”. With the beginning of 2017 she is taking the position of chief conductor and artistic director of the TU-Orchester Wien.

Marta Gardolińska has been chosen the Associate Fellow of the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship 2017-2019.


“Marta Gardolińska gelang es, durch ihr sensibles Dirigat Brahms verhaltene Leidenschaft perfekt zu uns ins Publikum herüberzubringen.”

Ingrid Adamiker, Alles Klassik

Driven by high respect for the instrumentalists, Ms. Gardolińska puts an emphasis on the chamber aspect of music making and is striving to inspire rather than dictate in her work with orchestras. This inclusive approach results in honest and truly engaging performances under her baton.

Ms. Gardolińska received her education in some of the most prestigious institutions of Europe and the United States, including the Frédéric Chopin Music University in Warsaw, the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, the Cabrillo Music Festival and the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians, in Maine, USA. Some of her mentors include Simone Young, Nicolas Pasquet, Mark Stringer, Yuji Yuhasa, Konrad Leitner, Peter Eötvös and Erwin Ortner.

Ms. Gardolińska’s conducting activities have taken her to stages as diverse as the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Golden Hall of Wiener Musikverein, the Baltic Philharmonic Hall in Gdansk, Poland, the Festspielhaus Füssen and the Teatro Peón Contreras in Mérida, Mexico. She has also gained recognition in conducting competitions – in November 2015 she was one of the 10 semi-finalists out of more than 130 participants of the first Antal Doráti International Conducting Competition in Budapest, Hungary. September 2016 brought her an Honourable Mention and the Special Orchestra Prize in the Witold Lutosławski Conducting Competition in Białystok in Poland and in November 2016 she won the 3rd Prize and the Special Orchestra Prize at the Felix Mendelssohn International Conducting Competition in Thessaloniki, Greece.

In 2016, Ms. Gardolińska was awarded the title “Outstanding Pole in Austria” in the category “Culture” for her efforts in popularising Polish culture and music outside of the country.


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24th-28th May 2017

Berlin, Germany

Werkstatt für interaktives Dirigieren

Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms

Kritisches Orchester

8th June 2017

MuTh, Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Austria

George Gershwin, “Rhapsody in Blue”

George Gershwin, “I got rhythm” Variations

Antonin Dvorak, Symphony no. 9 “From the new world”

Alfredo Ovalles – Piano

Akademischer Orchesterverein Wien

17th June 2017

Teatr Zdrojowy, Szczawno Zdrój, Poland

Henryk Wieniawski – Violin Concerto no. 1

Karol Szymanowski – Violin Concerto no. 2

Stefan Plewniak – Violin

20 June 2017

Kuppelsaal, TU Wien, Austria

Stanisław Moniuszko, Concert overture “Bajka”

Max Bruch, Violin Concert no. 1

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 “Pathetique”

Luka Ljubas – Violin

TU-Orchester Wien

21 June 2017

Kuppelsaal, TU Wien, Austria

Stanisław Moniuszko, Concert overture “Bajka”

Max Bruch, Violin Concert no. 1

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 “Pathetique”

Kristina Suklar – Violin

TU-Orchester Wien


20th – 25th March 2017

Szczecin, Poland

Opera na zamku

Masterclass with Vladimir Kiradjiev: Giuseppe Verdi – Un ballo in maschera

Soliści, chór i orkiestra Opery na Zamku w Szczecinie

7th March 2017

Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Megaron Mousikis)

Samuel Barber – Adagio for strings
Dinos Constantinides – Music for Bill
Thanos Mikroutsikos – For sax and strings and love and dreams

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony no. 7 A-dur

The Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Thessaloniki

27th – 28th January 2017

London, England

Concert and Masterclass with Marin Alsop

BBC Concert Orchestra

13 December 2016

Vienna, Austria


Ms. Gardolińska named chief conductor of the TU Orchestra Wien

11 December 2016

Vienna, Austria


Ms. Gardolińska receives the “Outstanding Pole in Austia” Prize.

5th – 11th November 2016

Thessaloniki, Greece

3rd Prize and the Special Orchestra Prize winner at the Felix Mendelssohn International Conducting Competition

Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra

9th October 2016

Wiener Konzerthaus – Vienna, Austria

Karol Kurpiński, “Jadwiga, Queen of Poland” Overture
Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 83 in g minor, “La Poule”
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major

Sinfonia Academica
Alfredo Ovalles, Piano

4th – 8th September 2016

Symphony Orchestra of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic – Białystok, Poland

The Witold Lutosławski National Competition for Young Conductors.
Result: 3rd Honourable Mention and the special Orchestra Price.



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