Michał Nesterowicz – the Artistic Director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Chile. In 2004, at the age of nearly thirty, he was appointed to the post of the Artistic Director of Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra in Gdańsk, becoming the youngest director of Philharmony in Poland.
In June 2008 he won the 9th International Conducting Competition of Cadaques Concurso Internacional de Direccion de la Orquesta de Cadaques in Spain. In 1999 he was a laureate of the 6th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Conducting Competition in Katowice and simultaneously won the award of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra for the best Polish conductor. Two years earlier, he was placed second in Polish Young Conductor’s Competition in Białystok.
He studied at the Academy of Music in Wrocław and graduated with honours in a conducting class of Marek Pijarowski in 1997. During his studies Michał Nesterowicz began performing concerts with his own chamber orchestra “Giovanni Virtuosi”.
Since his graduation he has been conducting concerts in Europe, South America and the USA. In Poland he has been cooperating with the best orchestras such as Sinfonia Varsovia, the Symphony Orchestra of National Philharmony, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia and the Polish Chamber Philharmony. His great talent and mastery of conducting have been appreciated by musicians, composers and producers of musical spectacles. He has been working with such eminent artists as Ewa Podleś, Shlomo Mintz, Ivan Monighetti. Moreover, he has cooperated with Oscar winner – Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. He has also participated in recordings with Zbigniew Preisner – the laureate of The Los Angeles Critics Association Award for the year’s most outstanding composer. Michał Nesterowicz prepared the European premiere of American composer Jeffrey Stock’s symphonic poem “Lulie the Iceberg”. He performed at the concert with Jean Michel Jarre at the Shipyard of Gdańsk.
In recognition of his talent and work he received several awards and honours such as “Conductor of the year 2006” in Santiago de Chile or “Storm of the year – the Artist of the year” – the award given by Gazeta Wyborcza. In 2001 in the plebiscite of the newspaper he was selected for “Classical Five of XXI century”. In 2000 he was nominated for the Award “Paszport polityki”. Michał Nesterowicz is also the scholarship-holder of the culture foundation “Crescendum est Polonia”.
His nearest future plans include performances with BBC Philharmonic Manchester, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Wiener Kammerorchester, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Milan Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra, Nacional Spain Orche-stra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. In 2009 Michał Nesterowicz will be a guest conductor in one of the most famous theatres in the world, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and he will also make his debut with Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Sao Paulo. His invitations in years 2009/10 include concerts in Israel with Jerusalem Camerata Orchestra. He will also perform with Meridian Symphony and New Mexico Symphony Orchestra in the USA.