Dawid Runtz

Dawid Runtz (1992) studied symphonic and opera conducting with Antoni Wit at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. In 2014 he won 2nd prize in the international Wiltold Lutoslawski Conducting Competition was invited to represent Poland at the International Forum of Young Conductors in Zielona Góra.

Since the 2014/2015 season he has been assistant conductor at the Grand Theatre-National Opera in Warsaw. In 2016 he made his debut with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, and was among the four conductors selected to participate in the Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy. He also participated in masterclasses with with Jorma Panula and Jacek Kaspszyk.

In January 2017 he became assistant conductor to Jacek Kaspszyk, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra’s music and artistic director. Dawid Runtz has also conducted the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Orchestra Cherubini in Ravenna and Sinfonietta Cracovia amongst others.

As a composer he won first prize at the national Competition for Young Composers Uczniowskie Forum Muzyki in Warsaw, for his chamber orchestra work Evolution.