Maciej Sztor

Maciej Sztor is one of the few conductors of the young generation, who specialise in film orchestras intended for a big number of performers.


He is a graduate of Professor Jerzy Salwarowski’s symphony orchestra conducting class at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan and a participant of Master Courses in Conducting run by Paul Elliott Cobbs, Ph.D. (Washington University) and Professor Jose Miguel Rodilla Tortajada (Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Murcia).

He is an artistic director and a conductor of the Young Talents Orchestra (the Chamber Orchestra of the Music School of Poznan). He is a conductor cooperating with the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra - between 2008-2009 – as an assistant conductor.

During 2007 – 2013, he was a conductor cooperating with the Music Theatre in Poznan, conducting the opening nights of: The Merry Wives of Windsor by Otto Nicolai and Fairy Tales and Films – an original musical show for children, based on film and program music.

He was working with, among others, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Radio in Katowice, the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Philharmonic of Czestochowa, Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Poznan, Szczecin, Silesia and Zabrze; the Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of Gdynia, Inowroclaw, Plock and Torun; the Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra of the Pomeranian Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of the Opera and Philharmonic of Podlasie, the Karol Namyslowski Symphony Orchestra in Zamosc, the “Transatlantic” Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Colours from Athens (Greece); the Symphony Orchestra of the Music Academy in Poznan and the Symphony Orchestra of the Music University in Bialystok.

Since 2013, he has been a regular conductor of the Warsaw Symphonic Orchestra, representing it at the Klassik – Sommerfestival Festival in Norderney, Germany. During the festival, he conducted, among others, Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies No. 2 and 4, Violin Concerto; Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 1; Franz Liszt: Les Preludes, Piano Concerto No. 1; Bedrich Smetana - Cycle of Symphonic Poems My Fatherland; Georges Bizet – Symphony No. 1; Johann Nepomuk Hummel – Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E flat Major.

He conducted the Polish Radio Orchestra during a concert with music by Jana A.P. Kaczmarek, which was registered and broadcasted on TVP1 on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising (CD/DVD - A Look of Freedom, Sony Music 2011).

As an assistant of Lukasz Borowicz, he took part in recording and performing of the concert version of “Giovanna d'Arco” by Giuseppe Verdi, together with the Symphony Orchestra of the Philharmonic of Poznan (the MUZA Polskie Nagrania record label, 2010).

He conducted the Symphony Orchestra and the Festival Choir specially created for the occasion of the opening ceremony of the 1st International Film and Music Festival, “Transatlantic”.

He cooperated with soloists, such as Agata Szymczewska, Aleksey Semenenko, Aurelia Shimkus, Johannes Bartmann, Anna Lasota and Leszek Mozdzer.

Maciej Sztor specialises in film music performances. He collects orchestral scores, creates and implements his own projects, for example in cooperation with filmkonzert.de. He has received a special letter congratulating and thanking him for promoting film music from John Williams, James Horner and Hans Zimmer.

Maciej Sztor also writes film music himself. He has written music for “The Shadow Forest”, a film directed by Andrzej Cichocki.