Director of the Warsaw Philharmonic Choir, founder and director of the Poznan Chamber Choir.


Bartosz Michałowski graduated with distinction in choral conducting from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. In the years 1998-2005, he was assistant to Professor Stefan Stuligrosz and conductor of the Poznań Philharmonic Choir. Together with this Choir, otherwise known as the Poznań Nightingales, he has performed extensively in Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Russia, and Japan.

Bartosz Michałowski won the L’Orphée d‘Or 2015 of the Académie du Disque Lyrique in Paris, was nominated for a Fryderyk 2015 award for his 2CD album featuring works by Pasquale Anfossi, is the recipient of one Gold Disc, and also won the 9th Polish National Choral Conductors Competition, where additionally he received a special prize for his diligent work on voice production with choirs.

As a conductor, Michałowski has garnered major prizes in reputable choral competitions as well as numerous special awards for, inter alia, best vocal technique of an ensemble, best performance of contemporary music, and best conductor.

To date, Michałowski has rehearsed and staged several hundred a capella pieces from all musical periods, and he has also collaborated regularly with renowned institutions and orchestras on performances of vocal-instrumental works. His output includes numerous first performances and recordings. He is a lecturer at Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

Bartosz Michałowski, Photo: DG Art
Concert hall of the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Photo: Grzegorz Mart