Born in Kraków, Anna Sułkowska-Migoń won first prize at the La Maestra conducting competition in Paris in March 2022. Since then she has appeared regularly with all the major Polish orchestras, and will make further debuts in North America and Europe in the coming seasons. In 2023, she was awarded the Neeme Järvi Prize at the Gstaad Conducting Academy.
She will make her main series debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in January, in a programme that will include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 as well as Nowowiejski’s less well-known Overture to the “Legend of the Baltic”. Sułkowska-Migoń is a champion of Polish composers, and conducted the 25th anniversary Penderecki’s “Credo” at the Oregon Bach Festival in July 2023, as well as a special concert of Weinberg and Sikora to mark the 80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in April 2023.
Other highlights for the 23/24 season include debuts with the DSO Berlin, NOSPR Katowice, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, National Arts Centre Ottawa, Orchestre National de Lille and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, as well as returns to the Warsaw Philharmonic as a part of the Eufonie Festival, Dresden Philharmonic, and the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. She will conduct the National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland) as part of the Cellissimo Festival in Galway with soloists Alban Gerhardt and Finghin Collins, as well as the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. She also appears at the prestigious Palau de la Música Catalana twice next season, both with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Vallés and Pacho Flores, and as part of a tour with the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana and André Schuen that will also include performances in Valencia and Castellón.
Other recent highlights include engagements with the NFM Wrocław, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Kraków Philharmonic, Johannesburg Philharmonic, and the Sinfonia Iuventus. In 2023, Sułkowska-Migoń conducted the Paris Mozart Orchestra on a European tour with performances at the Philharmonie de Paris and the BOZAR in Brussels in collaboration with Claire Gibault and Midori, and stepped in for Marta Gardolińska to conduct the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and James Ehnes.
She is the recipient of the 2022-2024 Taki Alsop Conducting Award, and attended Ravinia Festival in August 2022 as part of the Taki Alsop masterclasses with the Chicago Symphony. She was also selected as one of four conductors to participate in the Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors Program in the 22/23 season. She has previously collaborated with conductors such as Marin Alsop, François Xavier-Roth, Klaus Mäkelä, Stéphane Denève, Kirill Karabits, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Piotr Sułkowski and Antoni Wit. As an instrumentalist, she completed her MA studies, specializing in viola, at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. She then completed her masters at The Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków specializing in symphonic and choral conducting. She attended the 2023 Gstaad Conducting Academy in August, and was awarded the Neeme Järvi Prize by a jury including Jaap van Zweden, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, and Johannes Schlaefli.
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