Stefan Plewniak & The Company of Friends
A life-story that changed my world.
IT START WITH -
An endless passion for music, for voices,
for discovery, for people, for life.
Stefan Plewniak is a Polish conductor and violinist. He is a first conductor of the Orchestre de l’Opera Royale Versailles and former music director of the Warsaw Chamber Opera. The founder and musical director of the Il Giardino d’Amore orchestra and Cappella dell’Ospedale della Pietà Venezia. In 2016, he founded The FeelHarmony Symphony Orchestra.
Stefan Plewniak is also the founder of the exclusive record label Ëvoe Records which has received the attention and recognition of prestigious international magazines and radio stations.
As a conductor and violinist, he acquired the reputation of “master of emotional chemistry”, “hurricane on stage”.
In 2022 Plewniak inaugurated the Gstaad New Year Festival in Switzerland with Adele Charvet, Natalia Kawalek and Il Giardino d’Amore.
He has also appeared as guest conductor with the Cracow Philharmonic and the Lodz Philharmonic.
In April 2022, he will conduct the Versailles Opera Orchestra at the ICMA Awards Ceremony at the Luxembourg Philharmonic.
In 2021 Plewniak toured in Spain with the soloist Jakub Józef Orliński and the Il Giardino d’Amore ensemble. This year he made several fascinating recording projects with L’Orchestre de l’Opera Royale Versailles for the publi- shing house of Versailles, among others : Zingarelli – „Giulietta ed Romeo” opera for the 250 years Anniversary of Napoleon, with participation of Franco Fagoli, the „3 Countertenors” CD with Valer Sabadus, Filippo Mineccia and Samuel Marino, as well as Vivaldi „Concert di Parigi”. This year he has also recorded J-M. Leclair – „Scylla ed Glaucus” with Mathias Vidal, Chiara Skerath, Florie Valiquette and Il Giardino d’Amore orchestra and choir.
In 2020, Plewniak conducted the Versailles Opera Orchestra in a concert for the TV “France 5” with the participation of the pop singer “MIKA”, and invited soloists such as Gautier Capuçon or J.J.Orliński.
In 2020 conducted Rameau „Castor ed Pollux” in Warsaw Chamber Opera. 2019 Stefan Plewniak conducted in Warsaw Chamber Opera production of Gluck – Orfeo ed Euridice, Mozart – Magic Flute for the Opera Studio in Oslo.
In June 2019, he conducted the opening gala at the XXIX Warsaw International Mozart Festival. Also in June, he was invited by the Versailles Royal Opera Orchestra during the Mayshad Festival in Marrakech. In the fall of 2019, he conducted the opera Carmen on tour in Norway. He was invited to conduct the ballet “Marie Antoinette” at the Opera Royale Versailles.
In 2018, he released a new Handel CD – Enemies in Love, which was in the TOP 8 of the best-selling classic albums in the World. Another recording awaiting release in the winter of 2021 is Mendelssohn’s Album with Violin Concerto op 64 and Symphony No. 4 “Italian”.
In 2017-2018, Mr. Plewniak directed the “rarity” Rameau – production of opera ballet – Naïs, including two semi-staged performances for the 25th Opera Nova Festival and the Warsaw National Philharmonic. Mr. Plewniak was also invited to Oslo to conduct three symphonic and oratorio pro- grams including Mozart Requiem with Sølvguttene, Dvorak / Tchaikovsky with Eldbjørg Hemsing as a soloist, making his debut at the Oslo Philharmonic. He also gave a solo recital during the Actus Humanus Festival in Gdansk where he is coming back with the recital in December 2020.
During the 2016-2017 season, Mr. Plewniak was on tour with Il Giardino d’Amore in China, performing in Beijing and Wuhan. He also released two CDs – The Heart of Europe with Polish music, and went on a promotional tour to the United States giving concerts and masterclasses in Chicago, NYC, San Diego CA. Another album, Carnevale de Venezia, featured great artists like countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński, Miriam Albano and Natalia Kawalek.
In 2015-2016, Mr. Plewniak made his debut as a conductor and soloist at the Carnegie Hall and the Mozarteum.
Plewniak fulfils his passion for teaching at a Private String Institute NOR59 in Oslo founded by Thorn Magnus Reymert.