Conductor – Biography

     Born in Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland, Marek Kudlicki began his musical education at the age of five. He then went on to study organ and conducting at the Music Lyceum in Lublin. Continuing his development at the Music Academy in Cracow, he completed his master’s degree with honours after which he went to Austria for post-graduate studies at the Academy of Music in Vienna.

     Mr. Kudlicki has travelled the world as a concert organist with performances in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, the Far East and Europe (56 concert tours to the U.S. alone). Parallel to his organ concerts he has kept up a steady schedule of conducting engagements with symphony and chamber orchestras and has conducted performances for international radio, television and recording companies.

     Resident in Vienna for the past 30 years, Mr. Kudlicki has established himself as a truly international and versatile artist. His repertoire ranges from standard orchestral works to lighter programs of Strauss, Lehar, Stolz, etc. as well as promoting music from his native country, such as Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s Third Symphony.

     For three seasons he toured Germany as conductor for well-known operettas – “Im weissen Roessel” (The White Horse Inn) by Ralph Benatzky and Robert Stolz, “Csardas-Fürstin” (The Csardas Princess) by Emerich Kalman and the comic opera “Zigeunerbaron” (The Gipsy Baron) by Johann Strauss. No stranger to opera, our artist has collaborated with renowned singers for more than two decades. His CD is a compilation of 17 tenor arias from celebrated operas.

     Marek Kudlicki established the chamber orchestra “Camerata Polonia” consisting exclusively of Polish musicians living in Austria. This is the only Polish orchestra abroad. Its members are, for the most part, young musicians who have not only proven themselves on their own account as soloists with successes in international competitions, but also as members of other chamber ensembles and orchestras, and as support musicians for well-known orchestras, such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Radio Symphony Orchestra. “Camerata Polonia” made its first appearance under Marek Kudlicki’s direction in a gala concert on October 2, 2010 for the opening of the “Polish Days in Austria.” This performance was followed by further concerts