The Warsaw National Philharmonic, in Warsaw, Poland, has this week announced the appointment of Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko as its new Music Director - effective from 2019.
"This appointment is indeed an honor for me ... I have Polish ancestry and the Polish part of my musical soul always feels so at home in Poland ..." the 61-year-old has said.
"To have the opportunity to work closely with such a wonderful orchestra as Warsaw Philharmonic is exciting," he has said.
Maestro Boreyko has been a frequent guest conductor with the ensemble since 2007 - and will replace veteran conductor Jacek Kaspszyk in the role.
He currently leads the Artis-Naples Orchestra, in Florida - and has previously served as Music Director of the Polish Poznań Symphony.