Zbigniew Zając


From 1994 to date is the chief conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra of the “Universidad Nacional de Colombia” in the rank of Associate Professor, is part of the faculty of the Master in Management. In 1990 founded the Symphony Youth Orchestra “Collegium Musicum” being the actual director. In 2008 started the project, FOSBO (Fundación Orquesta Sinfonica de Bogotá). Has been the manager of establishing concert series for the two orchestras of the Universidad Nacional at the main venue Leon de Greiff Auditorium. Since 1984 has been Head Of Group of the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra and is a member of the Programming Committee of this Institution.


In his outstanding artistic productions has performed:


  • “The Marriage of Figaro” 2004 and “La Boheme” in 2005 both for the IDCT (Institute of Culture and Tourism) in the Teatro Colon, Bogotá and Leon de Greiff Auditorium;

  • “Songspiel Mahagonny” by Kurt Weill with acclaimed vocal sextet Singer Pur Germany for the Concert Hall of the Luis Angel Arango and The Goethe Institute;

  • “The Magic Flute” with production of the National University (2008), “Orpheus and Euridice” by Gluck in coproduction with Theatre and Auditorium León de Greiff (2009);

  • “Creation of the World” by J. Haydn (2009), “Nutcracker Ballet” (2008 and 2009) promoted by Fine Arts Theater and FOSBO;

  • “The Beautiful Musical Journey of Herbie” in Colsubsidio theater (2008);

  • “The Great Concert of New Year’s Eve” December 31, 2008 and 2009. Transmitted by City TV;

  • “Eugene Onegin Opera” P. I. Tchaikovsky and Mahlers “Fifth Symphony” performed by the Conservatory Symphony Orchestra at the Fine Arts Theater in the Zarzuela season 2010.


For several years has wrote series for the musical newspaper “Ruch Muzyczny” of Poland under the title “Origins of Colombian Music”. Recently, his paper was published in the book “Relations between Poland and Colombia, Past and Present” edited by CESLA.


For his work abroad was decorated by the Minister of Culture of Poland with the medal “For merits for the Polish Culture” in April 1996 and in 2007 receive the title “Professor Emeritus” of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. In March 2010, received the Order Of Merit of the Republic of Poland in Grade Officer. In February 2010, the Colombian government granted citizenship by adoption.