Lilianna Krych

Born in 1986 in Warsaw, she is a conductor mainly active in opera, modern and ancient music. She graduated from the symphony and opera conducting class of Marek Pijarowski at the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw (2011). In 2009, she also graduated from the same academy in music theory. She participated in conducting masterclasses notably with Collin Metters, Jonathan Brett, and Jerzy Salwarowski. 

She is currently assistant conductor at Warsaw’s Grand Theatre – National Opera, cooperating notably with Gabriel Chmura, Stefan Soltesz, Judith Yan, and Carlo Montanaro in operas such as Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Knapik’s Moby Dick, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor, and ballets such as Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Mendelssohn and Ligeti’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream, and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. She designed and directed an independent staging of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at the Polish Press Agency old printing house in Warsaw in 2013, which was then presented at the SZEM Miskolc Festival in 2014. She was the musical director of Haydn’s Orlando paladino (directed by Waldemar Raźniak) in 2014, and conducted Mozart’s Don Giovanni on the Youth Stage of the Warsaw Chamber Opera. 

She also prepares music for stage plays, including Runners with music by Nikolet Burzyńska (Stage Songs Review, Wrocław 2014) and Euripides’s The Trojan Women directed by Kamila Michalak with music by Marta Śniady (Polski Theatre in Poznań, 2016). 

She is the conductor and artistic director of the Warsaw Stage Society Choir. 

In 2010–14, she run Clil, the only amateur Jewish choir in Poland, performing music in Yiddish, Ladino, Hebrew, and Polish. In 2011, she recorded a CD of Sabbath Songs with that ensemble. She has also cooperated with the Wrocław and Kielce philharmonics, and is active as a music educator.