Jurek Dybał
Jurek Dybał


  • General and Artistic Director of the Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Cracow - SINFONIETTA CRACOVIA
  • Festival Director of the International Krzysztof Penderecki Festival - level 320 Zabrze / Poland
  • Conductor
  • A musician of Vienna Philharmonic


A dynamic presence on the podium, Jurek Dybał has been captivating audiences as conductor, soloist, recitalist and chamber musician as well as being assistant Principal double-bass in the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra.

Following in the footsteps of such prominent double bassists /conductors as Bottesini, Koussevitzky and Zubin Mehta, Dybał is founder and chief conductor of the “Paderewski Chamber Orchestra”. He performed with his orchestra on many important European festivals (among others under prestigious patronage of presidents of Germany and Poland), and did World Premiere Recording of newly discovered Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s “Suite for Strings”.
He attended many conducting classes ,among others of famous Professor Jorma Panula. He took part in the events celebrating 70th and 75th and 80s birthday of Dybals’ great compatriot composer Krzysztof Penderecki conducting among others his “Agnus Dei”. Jurek Dybal conducts orchestras in Germany, Finland,Italy, Poland, Ukraine, Czech
Republic and France such as the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, Concerto Köln , Polish Radio Orchestra, Prague Radio Chamber Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Kuopio (Finland)City orchestra, Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra, Gdańsk Philharmonic Orchestra and Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra as well as some other festival ensembles.
He’s been performing around Europe on prestigious festivals and Concert Halls like Gasteig in Munich or Konzerthaus in Vienna with “Wiener Kammerorchester” (Vienna Chamber Orchestra”).
Together with Concerto Köln recorded on DVD the works of polish baroque composer Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki.The artist was asked ,among such personalities as Vaclav Havel and Michel Tilson Thomas to plant the “Mahler rose” at newly renovated Gustav Mahler’s birth house in Kalište/ Czech Republic among such personalities as Vaclav Havel and Michel Tilson Thomas. He conducted there as part of Mahler’s year celebration a concert with music of Mahler, Tschaikovsky and Pavel Haas.
Jurek Dybal did some opera productions such as ” Pimpinone ” by Telemann at the fesival in Stade /Germany or Offenbach Gala at the International Kongress in Vienna.
He is also known for big open air – cross over productions in collaboration with symphony orchestras and for example Roby Lakatos and his band, No Limit Group or chinese “er-hu” player Zen Hu.
Graduating with distinction from the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Dybał has been a member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, and Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Winner of numerous competitions and the holder of the prestigious grant from “Yamaha Foundation of Europe”, has collaborated with such eminent musicians as: Yuri Bashmet, Julian Rachlin, Ernst Kovacic, Angela Hewitt, Itamar Golan, Michaela Ursuleasa, Ralf Gothoni, Gabor Baldoczki, Andras Adorjan, Patrick Galois, Arto Noras, Xavier de Maistre and ensembles like „Fine Arts Quartet” „Shanghai Quartet”, “Silesian Quartet”, ”Klavierquintett Wien”, “Wiener Virtuosen”, doublebass-quartet “Circuss Bassisimus” and “Münchner Septet”.
2010-2012 Professor at the Academy of Music in Dresden.
Currently guest Professor at the Academy of Music in Cracow.
Founder and director of International Krzysztof Penderecki Festival “level 320″.

Since 2014 Jurek Dybał is the General and Artistic Director of the Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Cracow - Sinfonietta Cracovia.