Moś, Marek International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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Eminent Polish conductor, violinist, and chamber musician; founder and artistic director of the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy; artistic director of the AUKSO Summer Philharmonic as well as AUKSODRONE festival. He studied with Kazimierz Dębicki and Andrzej Grabiec in Bytom and Katowice. Moś was the founder and long-time first violinist of the Silesian Quartet, with which he performed at prestigious festivals and on the world’s major stages, such as Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and IJsbreker, Utrecht’s Vredenburg, Berlin’s Schauspielhaus, Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens, Düsseldorf ’s Tonhalle, Antwerp’s deSingel, New York’s Merkin Hall, and Boston’s Jordan Hall. With the Silesian Quartet, Marek Moś premiered several dozen new Polish and foreign compositions, the vast majority of which were specially dedicated to that ensemble. 

For more than 20 years, Moś has directed the AUKSO – Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy, with which he presents contemporary, film, jazz, and popular music, as well as the classics (among others, Beethoven’s complete symphonies and all of Haydn’s London symphonies). Moś has guest directed such Polish and foreign orchestras as Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, and others. He is also the artistic curator of Elbląg Chamber Orchestra. He has conducted in Europe, Asia, South America, and recently also in North America (New York’s Carnegie Hall), as well as appearing at the main Polish contemporary music festivals, including Cracow’s Sacrum Profanum, the Warsaw Autumn, Katowice’s Festival of Premieres, and (with AUKSO) – regularly at the Cracow Film Music Festival. 

With the AUKSO Orchestra, Moś recorded works by Polish composers for PWM Edition’s large-scale project 100 for 100. Musical Decades of Freedom. He also regularly records film soundtracks for West One Music Group. He has recorded film music by such artists as Wojciech Kilar, Elliot Goldenthal, Jonny Greenwood, David Buckley, David Kitay, Paweł Mykietyn, and Maciej Zieliński. The conductor’s interpretations have been released under such record labels as Nonesuch, EMI Classics, Anaklasis, DUX, BeArTon, and CD Accord. 

The artist’s accolades include prizes in the International Contemporary Music Competition in Cracow, International Rostrum of Composers in Paris, Award of the Polish Composers’ Union, Coryphaeus of Polish Music, Silver Medal for Merit of Polish Culture Gloria Artis, Marshal of the Silesian Province Award, as well as several Fryderyk Awards. In 2009 Moś received an honorary citizenship of the City of Tychy. 

Apart from his intense concert and recording activity, Marek Moś is a lecturer on the faculty of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.