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Jerzy Maksymiuk

Jerzy Maksymiuk was born in 1936 in Hrodna. In 1970 – 72 he was a conductor of an orchestra at the Great Theatre in Warsaw. In 1972 became a leader of a musical group consisting of members of the Warsaw Chamber Opera which since 1973 became famous as the Polish Chamber Orchestra. In 1984 they changed their name to “Sinfonia Varsovia – Polish Chamber Orchestra”. The group closely co-operates with the Foundation Sinfonia Varsovia and is supported financially by the city of Warsaw.


In 1973 Maksymiuk started collaborating with the Polish Radio National symphony Orchestra. In 1977 he signed a contract with EMI. In 1979 he performed with the Polish Chamber Orchestra in Carnegie Hall in New York. In 1981 they were touring and performing in many countries including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A and Germany.


He was awarded a doctorate honoris causa from Strathclyde University in Glasgow. He was twice awarded the Gramophone Award. In W 1993 he was appointed a honorary Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

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