Marta Gardolińska was born in 1988 in Warsaw, Poland. Inspired by her background in choral singing, she studied conducting at the Frederic Chopin University in Warsaw, at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and in numerous masterclasses and workshops with artists such as Bernard Haitink, Peter Eötvös, Bertrand de Billy, György Kurtág and Marin Alsop.
In 2015 she was appointed Principal Conductor of the Akademischer Orchesterverein Wien and during the 2017-18 season held the position of Conductor and Artistic Director of TU-Orchester Wien.
In October 2018 she took up the post of Young Associate Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, which allowed her to be noticed internationally.
During the 19-20 season, she joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a member of the Dudamel Fellowship Program. There, she conducted high-profile performances at Disney Hall, included Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and was second conductor to Gustavo Dudamel in performances of Ives’Symphony n°4 which was recorded and released by Deutsch Grammophon. In August 2019, she made her debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival, with the Paris Chamber Orchestra in November 2020 and in her hometown with the Warsaw Philharmonic in December 2020. In January 2021, she was appointed musical director of the Opéra national de Lorraine, for a period of three years.
Among his future engagements are Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Royal National Orchestra of Scotland, BBC national Orchestra of Wales, Opéra national du Rhin, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and Tonkunstler Orchestra at the Musikverein in Vienna.