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New Music Director for Indianapolis Symphony

Krzysztof Urbański is to be the new music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He's 28.

New Music Director for Indianapolis Symphony

Krzysztof Urbański is to be the new music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He's 28.

Urbański - did we mention that he's 28? - starts a four-year contract Sept. 1, 2011.

Not familiar with the details of his career up to this point? From the maestro's bio:

Undoubtedly one of the most interesting conducting talents to emerge from Poland in recent years, Krzysztof Urbański has been attracting a considerable amount of attention throughout Europe where he is appreciated by orchestras, critics and audiences alike. Future highlights include return visits to NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Radio Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Residentie Orkest, Dresdner Philharmonie, Göteborgs Symfoniker, the Gulbenkian Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Urbański, also chief conductor of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, follows Mario Venzago as leader in Indianapolis.

As they say in Polski: Moje gratulacje! 

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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