Founded by a group of graduates from the Academy of Music in Katowice and by Marek Moś, the Orchestra plays music from the classics to contemporary, with particular emphasis on Polish music. They have recorded numerous albums of music by Grażyna Bacewicz, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Witold Lutosławski, and others.

The Orchestra derives special inspiration from crossover projects, combining classical music with jazz, alternative music, and rock. AUKSO has performed, among others, with Leszek Możdżer, Tomasz Stańko, Urszula Dudziak, and Michał Urbaniak. Their joint projects with Aphex Twin and Jonny Greenwood earned them the Coryphaeus of Polish Music Award for Event of the Year 2011.

AUKSO has also won the Award of the Polish Phonographic Society for the Best Polish Music Album – for their Chopin CD recorded with Janusz Olejniczak (2011) and for ahat-ilī – Sister of Gods and Siren. Melodrama aeterna by Aleksander Nowak.

Since 2000, the Orchestra has hosted the AUKSO Summer Philharmonic, which comprises master classes, open rehearsals and concerts attracting young musicians and music lovers from all over the world.

Since 2018 AUKSO has operated under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as its co-organiser, which has resulted, among others, in the launch of a new festival – Auksodrone (from 2018).

Phot. Dorota Koperska
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