Jurek Dybał is the director of Sinfonietta Cracovia – the Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Cracow. He is a valued conductor, promoter of culture and a musician in the famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. He draws audiences to concert venues in Europe with his dynamic stage presence, conducting such orchestras as Wiener KammerOrchester, Wiener Concert-Verein, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, the National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Leopoldinum and the NFM Symphony Orchestra, as well as philharmonic orchestras in Poznań, Cracow, Łódź and Gdańsk. Dybał collaborates with the famous Concerto Köln to play early music. He is the author of multi-media performances to promote music of the 20th and 21st centuries in an unconventional manner. He conducted the first performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Adagio for Strings and was involved in the first performance of that composer’s quintet Sheets from an Unwritten Diary and of the Duo concertante. He also organized the Vienna première of Franciszek Lessel’s Overture with the Wiener KammerOrchester and convinced Concerto Köln to include the music of G. G. Gorczycki in thei repertoire. He worked together with such famous musicians as Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Julian Rachlin, Gábor Boldoczki, Angela Hewitt, Mihaela Ursuleasa, Michel Lethiec, Georgijs Osokins, Martin Grubinger, Paul Meyer, Arto Noras, Erwin Schrott, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka and Xavier de Maistre. He is a two-time winner of the Fryderyk Music Award.
Jurek Dybał is the founder and director of the International Krzysztof Penderecki Festival – Level 320, which takes place under ground in the historic Guido mine in the city of Zabrze. During the third edition of the Festival Dybał conducted the Polish first performance (in a series of world first performances) of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Concertino per tromba e orchestra, commissioned by Sinfonietta Cracovia. The orchestra’s director was also the musical director of the stage adaptation of Penderecki’s opera Ubu Rex in the Silesian Opera. Directed by Waldemar Zawodziński, the production was enthusiastically received by the public and garnered a number of enthusiastic reviews.
Jurek Dybał is the laureate of the “Golden Mask” culture prize awarded by the President of the city of Bytom (2017) and the Jan Kiepura Theatre Award (2017) in the “Best Conductor” category.