Capella Bydgostiensis is one of the leading professional chamber orchestras in Poland. The group was formed in 1962 and is one of the ensembles of the State Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz. The orchestra’s current music director is Jose Maria Florencio. In the past, the ensemble has worked under the artistic leadership of Stanisław Gałoński, Włodzimierz Szymański, Karol Teutsch, Daniel Stabrawa, Mirosław J. Błaszczyk and Wiesław Kwaśny. Capella Bydgostiensis has enjoyed artistic collaborations with a number of distinguished conductors and guest soloists, including Paul Esswood, Roman Jabłoński, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Gary Karr, Wieland Kuijken, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, George Malcolm, Waldemar Malicki, Piotr Pławner, Ewa Podleś, Paweł Przytocki, Mariusz Smolij, Jan Stanienda, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Takao Ukigaya and Wanda Wiłkomirska. The ensemble distinguishes itself by performing a very wide gamut of repertoire from early Baroque to the most recent works of the 21st century. Its numerous recording projects include CDs for Polish, Dutch and Spanish labels, as well as recordings for radio and television.
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