About Sinfonia Varsovia & Ian Hobson
Based in Warsaw, the Sinfonia Varsovia was formed in 1984 to succeed the Polish Chamber Orchestra. Its founders included Yehudi Menuhin, Waldemar Dabrowski, and Franciszek Wybranczyk. Krzysztof Penderecki became its musical director in 1997, and was appointed artistic director in 2003. The orchestra has performed with several prominent conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Claudio Abbado, Valery Gergiev, Marc Minkowski, Gerd Albrecht, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Paul McCreesh, and Charles Dutoit, among many others. It has recorded for Toccata Classics, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, Mirare, Arte Nova, and Apex.
- Warsaw, Poland