Marzena Diakun

Marzena Diakun

photo Tomasz Griessgraber

Marzena Diakun finished with distinction conducting class under Mieczysław Gawronski at the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw. She completed post graduate studies at the Uniwersitat fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna in Uros Lajovic’s class. She received the highest distinction award from the Polish Minister of Art in 2005. 

In 2007, Diakun received second prize at the prestigious 59th Prague Spring Competition for Conductors in Czech Republic and second prize at the 9th Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors in Poland (2012). She was a finalist for the IV International Lutoslawski Conducting Competition (2006). In 2008 she was a semifinalist in both Quadaques Conductors Competition in Barcelona and Donatella Flick Competition in London.

Diakun made her professional debut leading the 17th International Percussion Music Days Symphony Gala in Koszalin. She has participate in Polish masterclasses led by Jerzy Salwarowski (1999), Marek Tracz in Bystrzyca Klodzka (2001), Gabriel Chmura (2003). Internationally, she has studied under Howard Griffiths and Colin Metters in Zurich (2003), Maestro Kurt Masur in Wroclaw (2004) and Pierre Boulez at the Luzern Festival (2011). 

Recent engagements include Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestra, Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, Katowice Philharmonic Orchestra, Zlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Connecticut Chamber Virtuosi (USA), and Berg Orchestra (Prague).

In 2010 Diakun completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Krakow Academy of Music. She currently is a tenured lecturer at the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw. Her previous appointments include, Jerzy Maksymiuk’s assistant in  Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrey Boreyko’s assistant in Berner Symphony Orchestra and Richard Rosenberg’s assistant during National Music Festival (USA), conducting several concerts with the Festival Symphony Orchestra. Since 2009, her collaboration with Spanish contemporary orchestra, “Smash Ensemble” has brought several premieres of Spanish composers in Portugal, Spain, Germany and Lithuania. 

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