Antoni Wit, the General and Artistic Director of the Warsaw Philharmonic, is one of the most highly regarded Polish conductors. A 1971 prize-winner of Berlin’s Herbert von Karajan International Conducting Competition, Maestro Wit studied conducting with Henryk Czy? and composition with Krzysztof Penderecki at the Academy of Music in Cracow; he subsequently continued his studies in Paris with Nadia Boulanger.
Maestro Wit has led many first performances of new works by his compatriots Penderecki, Lutos?awski and Wojciech Kilar, to name a few, and has appeared in the major capitals of Europe, the Americas, and in the Near and Far East. His discography exceeds 100 recordings, many of which have garnered prestigious international awards. Maestro Wit is a professor at the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw.