Recent finalist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra audition Paweł Kapuła opens the 2018/19 season with an opera premiere in the Musical Theatre in Gdynia directed by a prominent Polish director Michał Zadara - The supposed miracle, or Cracovians or Highlanders by Jan Stefani. He will conduct more than 20 performances of that work in the following artistic season.
He has also recorded his debut CD with Sinfonia Varsovia and returns to conducting concerts with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, together with the Polish Radio Orchestra he will make archival recordings for the Polish Radio. Moreover, he will also appear again with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Sinfonia Varsovia, will have his debut with the Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus and Kraków Philharmonic.
Beginning with the 2016/17 season, Pawel Kapuła works as Assistant Conductor at the Warsaw Philharmonic, where as assistant to the orchestra's Music and Artistic Director, Jacek Kaspszyk, he conducts concerts with the orchestra, assists in recordings, does preparatory work for concerts and recordings and participates in educational projects.
He made his conducting debut with the Warsaw Philharmonic in December 2016, when he stepped in for Maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. The concert received much critical and public acclaim. Since then he has conducted more than 17 concerts with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra. In March 2017 he debuted with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice.
In June of the same year he was actively involved in the Warsaw Philharmonic's recording project with Yundi Li, winner of the 14th International Chopin Piano Competition.
He has appeared in concert with such distinguished soloists as Sergey Khachatryan, Bomsori Kim, Joseph Moog, Urszula Kryger, Maciej Grzybowski, Bartosz Bryła, Ewa Wołek, Aleksandra Kuls and Mateusz Borowiak.
In 2016 he worked as assistant to Andrey Boreyko at the National Orchestra of Belgium (Orchestre Nationale de Belgique), where he had the opportunity of observing the conducting skills of eminent artists such as Lawrence Foster, Vladimir Jurowski, Christopher Warren-Green and Michael Schenwandt. Earlier in December 2014 he debuted at the Warsaw Chamber Opera where he conducted the premiere of Karol Kurpinski's Zamek na Czorsztynie in a production directed by Błażej Peszka.
He has appeared in concert, among others with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR), Sinfonia Varsovia, Wroclaw’s National Forum of Music Orchestra, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, the Zielona Gora Philharmonic, Kraków’s Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra and Krakow’s Chamber Orchestra. He has also conducted during music festivals such as La folle journée and Probaltica in Toruń, Poland.
Pawel Kapuła was born in 1992 in Rybnik, Poland, and received his first piano lessons at the age of seven. He studied conducting at Krakow's Academy of Music under Tadeusz Strugała and Stanislaw Krawczyński.
He also attended conducting master classes held by Prof. Collin Metters, Gabriel Chmura, Alexander Liebreich and Prof. Rafal Jacek Delekta.
He was a finalist and winner of the Distinction Award at the 1st Adam Kopyciński Student Conducting Competition in Wroclaw (2013). He is also a musicology graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.