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Robert Satanowski


Robert Satanowski, Polish conductor. Decorated Labour Banner First Class (Poland), Commander Cross with Star (Poland), Das Grosse Verdienstkrwuz award Der Bundespresident (Germany) and various other military awards.


Satanowski, Robert was born on June 20, 1918 in Lódz, Poland. Son of Jakub and Maria Ida (Kolska) Satanowski.


Faculty of Conducting, Theory and Composition, Higher State School of Music, tddz 1951. With W. Felsenstein, Herbert von Karajan 1958-1960.


Director State Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz 1954-1958. Generalmusikdirektor, Stadtische Buhner, Karl-Marx-Stadt, G.D.R. 1960-1962. Director, Artistic Director State Philharmonic 1961-1963 and State Opera, Poznan 1963-1969.

Artistic Director Poznan Chamber Orchestra 1962-1969. Perm, visiting conductor Zurich Opera 70. Generalmusikdirektor Rhine Symphony Players, Krefeld Opera (Federation Republic of Germany) 1969-1976.

Director, Artistic Director, Cracow Music Theatre 1975-1977, State Opera in Wroclaw 1976-1981. Director, Artistic Director Great Theatre in Warsaw since 1981. Deputy to Sejm 1985-1989.

President 1965-1970, 1981-1988. Maj.-General 1988; numerous Polish and foreign.


  • Other Work

    • Author of music critiques. Composer of various works for chamber and symphony orchestra.


Member Parlament, Warsaw, Poland, 1985-1989. General Polish Army, 1941-1949. Member Association Polish Musicians (honorary, president 1965-1970, 81-88), International Association Opera Houses (board directors since 1991), Le Circle Lyrique International (vice president since 1987), Association Military Veterans.


Married Dunuta Balicka, 1960 (divorced 1987). Children: Jeny, Grzegorz. Married Grazyna Mieszkowicz-Adamowier, March 12, 1988.

Jakub Satanowski

Maria Ida (Kolska) Satanowski

Dunuta Balicka

Grazyna Mieszkowicz-Adamowier

Jeny Satanowski

Grzegorz Satanowski