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Piotr Gajewski is Music Director and Conductor of the National Philharmonic, in residence at the Music Center at Strathmore outside Washington, D.C., and is widely credited with building the Philharmonic into one of the Washington metropolitan area's most respected ensembles. He is also much in demand as a guest conductor, having conducted orchestras that include the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic, and most of the other major orchestras in his native Poland.

Posted: Dec-9-2019
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As the pandemic has brought a temporary halt to live performances everywhere, one orchestra near the nation’s capital is continuing to bring its sound to the community while also honoring the heroic healthcare workers on the front lines of COVID-19 . . .


Posted: May-13-2020
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Melissa White and National Philharmonic Music Director Piotr Gajewski at Strathmore

On Saturday at Strathmore, the National Philharmonic and conductor Piotr Gajewski marked Black History Month with a concert of “Black Classical Music Pioneers,” featuring African American composers past and present. The program offered intriguing stylistic variety. Sometimes, it challenged the orchestra. In the end, it occasioned a wish for freer movement across classical music’s historical and institutional borders.

— The Washington Post
Posted: Feb-23-2020
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Posted: May-12-2020