V1765. PIOTR BECZALA, w.Lukasz Borowicz Cond. Polish Radio S.O.: Slavic Opera Arias from Sadko, Halka, May Night, Rusalka, Pique Dame, Rafael, Prodaná Nevesta, Straszny Dwor, Aleko, Iolanta, Flis, Janek, Prince Igor, Legenda Baltyku & Eugen Onégin. (Germany) Orfeo C 814 101, recorded 2009. - 4011790814124
“[Beczala's] bright lyric tenor has an inherent Slavonic plangency and he really sings off the words. He is also a thrilling technician (ringing high notes) and a musician to his core: the floated head-voiced climax to Levko’s aria from Rimsky-Korsakov’s MAY NIGHT is golden-age singing.”
- Sunday Times (London), 22 August, 2010
“Lukasz Borowicz is the Artistic Director of the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Born in Warsaw in 1977, he studied with Bogusław Madey at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw where he received a doctorate in conducting under Antoni Wit. He was an assistant conductor to Kazimierz Kord at the Warsaw National Opera, to Antoni Wit at the Warsaw Philharmonic and to Iván Fischer at the Budapest Festival Orchestra. In 2006 he was appointed Chief Guest Conductor of the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lukasz Borowicz has appeared as a guest conductor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish SO, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Wiener Volksoper, Orchestra of the Opera in Marseilles, I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, Prague Symphony Orchestra and most of Polish symphony orchestras. Lukasz Borowicz has conducted at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro (the Haydn Orchestra with Ewa Podleś) and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Moniuszko’s HALKA with the NDR Radiophilharmonie).
He made his operatic début with DON GIOVANNI at the Warsaw National Opera in Warsaw followed by ORFEO ED EURIDICE, MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM and THE RITE OF SPRING.
His recordings have been awarded two Diapason d’Or Prizes, two Fryderyk Prizes and were nominated for the Midem Classical Awards (2008) and the Preis der Deutschen Schalplattenkritik (2009). They also featured as the BBC Orchestral and Opera Choice on several occasions.”
- Culture Orchestra