Krzysztof Urbański is in the seventh season of his tenure as Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In September 2015, Mr. Urbański became Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra with whom he toured Japan and Europe, and released recordings of works by Lutosławski and Dvořák on Alpha Classics. Among his other recordings are Chopin works for piano and orchestra with Jan Lisiecki and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra (Deutsche Grammophon), and Martinů’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with Sol Gabetta and the Berlin Philharmonic (Sony). With Sinfonia Varsovia he recorded Penderecki's Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima on the Accentus label.
Mr. Urbański served as chief conductor and artistic leader of the Trondheim Symphony from 2010 to 2017 and embarked on a concurrent four-season tenure as principal guest conductor of Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in 2012. He returns to both orchestras regularly.
This season marks Mr. Urbański’s debut with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra, and Orchestre de Paris. Mr. Urbański has appeared with the Munich Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Vienna Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony, and Toronto Symphony, among others. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in January 2016.
In June 2015 Mr. Urbański received the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, becoming the first conductor to have ever received this award.