Maja Metelska-Räsänen, orchestra conductor, D.Mus.A. in conducting and M.Mus in cello, graduate of the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Since her debut concert with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006, she has been conducting concerts with major orchestras in Poland, Finland, Japan and other countries. Active also in the field of opera, she has been a conductor of the Warsaw Chamber Opera in 2011 – 2018. Assistant professor and lecturer at the Chopin University of Music from 2007. Award winner of conducting competitions – 9th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors, 16th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting, 1st Solon Michaelides International Competition for Young Conductors, among others.

Recent Highlights

19th Festival of Polish Music in Cracow

Final Concert – Opera Gala

Izabela Matuła – soprano
Stanislaw Napierała – tenor
Sinfonietta Cracovia
Maja Metelska-Räsänen – conductor

Score Reading of Orchestral Music

Author: Maja Metelska-Räsänen

A comprehensive guide to score reading of orchestral music for conductors and music readers.

Available to order from Lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or directly from the publisher
Met-Music Publishing.

Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra Pablo Sarasate

Yorrick Troman – violin
Maja Metelska – conductor

Guridi – Mozart –  Dvorak

Opera “Orphee” by Dariusz Przybylski

Warsaw Chamber Opera
world premiere

Dariusz Przybylski – Composer & Libretto
Margo Zalite – Stage Director, Scenography & Libretto
Maja Metelska – Music Director & Conductor


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“Maja Metelska mastered the Symphony both structurally and musically. She has self-confidence and authority, and rightfully so. Her Dvořák interpretation conveyed inner strength and vision.”

Johanna Tiensuu

“It was a triumph of the conductor, who directed the work to victory excellently, bringing out from our orchestra qualities seeming unattainable.”

Kazimierz Rozbicki

“Metelska conducted the orchestra with incredible energy and charisma. The music poem, inspired by Shakespeare’s work, sounded extremely dramatical and powerful. […] Changes of mood and dynamics, and interweaving rhythms, all those elements sounded perfect to the last note.”

Robert Kuliński