The wonder of performances awarded by public ovation.
Marzena Diakun pays it justice, we hold our breath, and we test the acoustics of the newly renovated auditorium… A long applause from the audience, and from the orchestra for the young assistant director. Marzena Diakun: remember the name!
Her sophistication, intelligence and musicality present in all her performances, made her a winner.
A beautiful Polish woman, the hope of the world’s orchestral conducting.
One of the world’s best conductors of the young generation: Marzena Diakun.
Her musicality is exceptional and based upon solid scholarship paired with fine instinct. I would rate her at the very top five percentile of her profession.
A superb interpretation, not attributed to the musical director ‘Mikko Franck’, not present for personal reasons, but due to his assistant director, the Polish conductor Marzena Diakun.
Marzena Diakun rapidly gained international acclaim after substituting Mikko Franck for several concerts with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France during her assistantship in Paris in the 2015/16 season. Some of these concerts were broadcasted by France Musique and Medici.tv.
She approved her international level receiving 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 also a finalist for the 4th International Lutoslawski Conducting Competition (2006).
Festival la Chaise-Dieu
C. Debussy L'après-midi d'un Faune
E. Chausson Poème de l'amour et de la mer op. 19
E. Chausson Poème op. 25
C. Debussy La mer
Jennifer Gilbert - violin
Marie - Laure Garnier - mezzosoprano
Orchestre National de Lyon
Festival Wratislavia Cantans
O. Messiaen Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
G. Pstrokońska-Nawratil Uru Ana
Nicholas Sharratt - tenore
T. Majka - Pacanek - choir director
Cracow Philharmonic Choir
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
G. Bacewicz Overture for Orchestra
E. Grieg Piano Concerto a minor
N. Rimsky-Korsakov Szeherazade op. 35
Marcin Koziak - piano
Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra
During the award ceremony in Warsaw broadcasted by TVN television, Marzena Diakun got the prize "Paszport Polityki" in the category classical music.
Marzena Diakun has been recently decorated with the medal of the Order of Cultural Merit by the President and the Minister of Culture of Poland.