Pawel Przytocki was born on the 13th
of September 1958 in Krosno and is a Polish conductor of classical music.
Przytocki studied at the Academy of Music in Krakow, graduating with distinction from the Faculty of Conducting under Professor Jerzy Katlewicz in 1985. He perfected his skills at the Bartok International Seminar with Peter Eotvos and at the Master Conducting Course at the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene, Oregon, USA with Helmuth Rilling.
From 1983 to 1987, Przytocki conducted at the Krakow Philharmonic and, since 1987, at the Grand Theatre in Lodz. From 1988 to 1991, he was the conductor and music director of the Baltic Philharmonic in Gdansk. He worked with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw in 1990, the Great Theatre and Polish National Opera in Warsaw in 1992, and since 1995, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra. From 1995 to 1997, he was Artistic Director of the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Lodz. From 2005 to 2007, Przytocki was the conductor at the Great Theatre and Polish National Opera in Warsaw.
Since March 2009, Przytocki has been Managing Director and Artistic Director of the Krakow Philharmonic and Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland.
Przytocki is a regular guest conductor with Polish and European symphonic orchestras. He conducted Budapest Concert Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica de Xalapa in Mexico, Real Filharmonia de Galicia in Spain, Capella Istropolitana in Bratislava, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Ankara, Everett Symphony Orchestra in the United States and Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra in Ostrava.
Przytocki has participated with Polish orchestras in numerous international music festivals, including the Athens Festival 1987, the Musikfest Stuttgart 1988, the Flanders Festival 1989, La Chaise-Dieu Festival 1996, Kissinger Sommer 1998, Bratislava Music Festival 1999, Prague Spring 2001 and Wratislavia Cantans 2005.
He has recorded for the Polish Radio as well as for labels including Aurophon Classics, Point Classics and DUX Records.