The award-winning conductor Marzena Diakun came to international acclaim in Paris in the 2015/16 season after several concerts with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. She has been the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of ORCAM since 2021. Her recent engagements have included concerts with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Liverpool Philharmonic, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. She has worked with such soloists as Martin Grubinger, Peter Jablonski, Andreas Staier and Ewa Kupiec, with the cellists Truls Mørk and Daniel Müller-Schott, the singers Camilla Nylund, Klaus Florian Vogt, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Nathalie Stutzmann, Sabine Devieilhe and Jean-François Lapointe, and the violinists Linus Roth, Michael Guttman and Alena Baeva.
In 2010, Marzena Diakun completed her Doctor of Musical Arts at the Cracow Academy of Music. She is currently a conducting professor at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, where she has run her own conducting class since 2013. Her prizes and awards include second prize at the prestigious 59th Prague Spring Competition for Conductors in the Czech Republic and at the 9th Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors in Poland (2012) and the “Polityka Passport” for the best artist in classical music in 2016; in 2019, she was nominated for the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award.