Jan Wierzba


Born in Poland and raised in Portugal, Jan is known as a pianist, programmer, performer and versatile conductor with a repertoire ranging from early music to the music of our days. He is the Principal Conductor of the Orquestra Clássica do Centro and Artistic Director of Ensemble MPMP. He served as Assistant Conductor to the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Marc Albrecht, from 2017 to 2019. As Assistant Conductor, Jan served Juanjo Mena, Marc Albrecht, Sir Andrew Davis, Jac van Steen, Krystjan Jarvi, Vassily Petrenko, Marc Tardue, Pedro Carneiro, Christian Lindberg and Joana Carneiro. He studied on the Konzertexamen program with Prof. Nicolas Pasquet and Ekhart Wycik, at the Franz Liszt Hochschule fur Musik, in Weimar. He completed his Masters in Conducting with Distinction at the Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester, tutored by Clark Rundell and Mark Heron. Jan holds a Bachelor in conducting from the National Superior Orchestra Academy in Lisbon, where he was tutored by Jean-Marc Burfin.