Marek Janowski is one of the great masters of the music of the German tradition. He is recognized throughout the world for his interpretation of Wagner, Strauss, Bruckner and Brahms, Hindemith and the Second Viennese School, and has an extensive and distinguished discography in the repertoire. He takes up post as Chief Conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic beginning in the 2019-20 season. From 2002-2016 he was Artistic Director of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSB), and his Wagner opera cycle with the orchestra in Berlin's Philharmonie in 2012 and 2013 was held to have set a new standard of performance in concertante opera. The complete cycle was recorded live on Pentatone and released in 2016.

In the 2018/19 season he conducts the Dresden Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Oslo Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony. In both 2016 and 2017 he conducted Wagner's Ring Cycle at Bayreuth ... read full bio