Vincent Kozlovsky – conductor

General information

Internationally recognised conductor from Poland. His fierce passion for personal music-making, brilliance talent, vast repertoire and deeply moving interpretations put him at the forefront of the world’s leading conductors his generation.

In september 2021 he conducted the inauguration concert of 64. International Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn” and subsequent month the final concert of International Festival of Concemporary Music “Contrasts” in Lviv.

During the 2020/2021 pandemic season he managed to conduct concerts including 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven, with the last one mentioned recorded live for Golka records. On October 4, 2020, despite the pandemic, he conducted the final concert of the “Contrasts” festival at the National Philharmonic in Lviv, consisting of Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen and Arnold Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht.

That evening, the conductor achieved something extraordinary: the audience said that a performance of such a high level can be heard extremely rarely. […] His gestures created a special vividness of phrasing. The performance was characterized by bringing out subtle nuances, meticulous sensitivity to the color of the sound, which resulted in the imagery of the music. Kozlovsky’s involvement during his work with the orchestra was noticed by everyone – musicians and listeners. […] [In Verklärte Nacht] Kozlovsky proposed an interpretation for which a verbal text was unnecessary – the listener, without knowing the plot, could be captivated by the freedom and poetry of images. Music clearly developed according to its own hidden logic. Through the harmonized sound of dynamic nuances, rounded cadence turns, lightness and flexibility of the orchestra on the way to the climaxes, the piece achieved its charming, insightful and bright ending.

– Dzvenyslava Safian, The Claquers

In march 2017 he stepped in a very short notice to conduct a brisk performance of „Transitions” spectacle in Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin – Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring with Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra and The Wedding with Kwadrofonik&Guests, Chamber Choir Gloria, Joanna Freszel, Agnieszka Jadwiga Grochala, Dionizy Wincenty Płaczkowski and Robert Gierlach, choreography by Jacek Luminsky. Spectacle was warmly welcomed by public and appreciated by whole artistic community.

Conducting The Rite of Spring by heart Kozlovsky managed to recreate intricately designet structure and at the same time project subconsious, internal primal energy. (

In december 2017 he recorded highly acclaimed CD for RecArt label with Roman Palester’s vocal – instrumental music all of wich are world premiere recordings with leading Polish singers Szymon Komasa, Iwona Hossa, Cracow Philharmonic Choir and Beethoven Academy Orchestra:

Vincent is a Lucerne Festival Academy 2017 Alumni. Chosen from over 400 applications from all over the world appointed Fellow Conductor to work with such artist as Wolfgang Rihm, Matthias Pintscher, Heinz Holliger, Michel van der Aa. Patricia Kopatchinskaja praised him highly after having a rehearsal of Ligeti’s violin concerto: „Vincent is extremely precise, clear, intelligent, full of own ideas and initiatives. He conducted so that I would not hesitate to play with him on biggest stages.” He conducted Lucerne Festival Alumni Ensemble and Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra in Lucerne Culture and Congress Center.

In 2018/19 season he started his collaboration with the Lviv National Opera conducting five times new spectacle The Truth Under the Mask composed of The Rite of Spring and Pulcinella with new choreography by Marcello Algieri. In 2019 he is maintaining close relationship with Lviv National Opera as a guest conductor, Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra (International Festival of Contemporary Music CONTRASTS 2019- inaugurational concert, two concerts at Night of Contrasts with Ensemble Nostri Temporis, final concert at CONTRASTS 2020, last Beethovenian concert in 2020 Emperor&Eroica), debuts with INSO – Lviv (Bach – BirthdayNight Marathon) and Ensemble Pro et Contra (Scene for New Music).

He conducted Lviv National Opera, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Łódź, Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Toscana Classica, Cracow Opera, Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, Lucerne Alumni Ensemble, MAV Budapest Orchestra, Trondheim Symfoniorkestre, Lutosławski Orchestra Moderna, INSO – Lviv, Ensemble Nostri Temporis, Ensemble Pro et Contra, Thessaloniki Philharmonic Orchestra, Breslau Academy of Music Orchestra, Cracow Academy of Music Orchestra, Dedalo Ensemble, various chamber projects and more.

Kozlovsky possess vast repertoire, symphonic, operatic and oratoric wich ranges from baroque up to newest music. He’s actively participating in educational programmes for children and teenagers and in charity. Founder and leader of Lutosławski Orchestra Moderna – an ensemble specialised in contemporary music with wich he debuted with tremendous success at International Festival Of Contemporary Music „Warsaw Autumn” in 2014.

His aproach to score as a player and composer, unique musical memory, natural, precise and expressive conducting technique, sensitivity for colours and form combined with vigorous temperament and potent personality make Kozlovsky’s interpretations fully satisfying both for composers, listeners and musicians working with him. – Tadeusz Wielecki

He composes chamber, orchestral, electronic, theater and performace music. He is active as a teacher, project manager and promotes Pro-health foundations such as Fundacja DKMS. His dream is to one day produce and conduct his own opera stagings.

Born in Lublin, Poland, he is a PhD candidate at the Doctoral School of the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków, where he graduatd symphonic and operatic conducting summa cum laude in the class of maestro Paweł Przytocki. He is an Alumnus of Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi Milano in the class of maestro Vittorio Parisi, Lucerne Festival Academy and Academia Chigiana.