Agata Zając is a Polish symphonic and opera conductor. She started her musical path as a violinist, and then completed her conducting studies at the Poznań Academy of Music in Poland. In the last artistic season, Agata was the Mills Williams Junior Fellow in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Agata is a former Resident Conductor of the Toruń Symphony Orchestra (2020/21) and Sudeten Philharmonic Orchestra (2021/22) in Poland. She has already worked with many international orchestras, including BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Britten Sinfonia, Grazer Philharmoniker, Orchestre national de Metz, Malmö Opera, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Athens Philharmonia, NOSPR in Katowice, Poznań Philharmonic, Opole Philharmonic and Zielona Góra Philharmonic. From 2018 to 2019, she was an assistant conductor in Warsaw Chamber Opera and worked on the premieres of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serai, Idomeneo and Halka of Stanislaw Moniuszko.

Agata participated in many conducting masterclasses and was mentored by prominent teachers such as Paavo Järvi, Jorma Panula, Johannes Schlaefli, Mark Heron, Peter Eötvös, Antony Hermus, Marin Alsop, and Peter Eötvös. She spent the last summer at the Tanglewood Music Festival as a Conducting Fellow working under the guidance of Andris Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Agata was also a student of the Tonhalle Conductors’ Academy 2022/23, Gstaad Conducting Academy 2021 and NOSPR Conducting Academy 2021.

She was invited to many international competitions and auditions – at the beginning of 2023 she was awarded 2nd prize and audience vote at the Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition. Moreover, she received special distinctions at the Malta International Conducting Masterclass & Competition (2018) and International Conducting Competition Città di Brescia (2021). She also participated in the last Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, where she reached the semi-finals and had the opportunity to rehearse with London Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 Agata was awarded with a scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in Poland.

In the 2023/24 season Agata Zając is the Assistant Conductor of Ludovic Morlot in the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra.