Michał Klauza - NOSPR
Michał Klauza was born in Poland and studied at Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. On graduation he joined the renowned Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St Petersburg where he studied under the Professor Ilya Musin. In 1998 he joined Polish National Opera and continued there conducting both opera and ballet, including Aida, Tosca, Turandot, La traviata, Haunted Manor, King Roger, Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Salome, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and La fille mal gardée. In 1999 and 2000 he participated in Junger Künstler Festival at Bayreuth, on both occasions conducting the Festival's International String Orchestra.
Michal has conducted most of the major Polish orchestras including Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Sinfonia Varsovia and has worked in Russia, including appearances with the State Orchestra. He also regularly performs with Orchestre Nationale Capitole de Toulouse. He is a frequent performer on radio and television in Poland; he conducted the Polish première of Sera by Hellstenius and his performance of King Roger was broadcast on all the major EBU networks. From 2005 until 2008 he was Associate Conductor at Welsh National Opera in Cardiff where he conducted Carmen, Rigoletto, The Merry Widow, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, La bohème, Il trovatore, Falstaff, Otello. In 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008 he worked with WNO on the National Opera Studio Residency and conducted the closing concerts. From January 2009 he is Associate Conductor at Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice.