The 8th International Sfogato Music & Arts Festival will take place between September 28 and December 6, 2017. It is the only regular festival event in Krakow, for which the music and the creative personality of Frederic Chopin is the main inspiration.
This symbolized the name of the event – "Sfogato" – the Italian word used for the first time by Frederic Chopin as a musical term to describe one epizode of his Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60. Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz interpreted sfogato epizode, definited by Chopin with an adjective dolce, as a moment that brings catharsis, ecstasy and purification. By using this parallel he referred to the function, which art, and music, served in ancient times. The aim of the festival is to present the multifaceted role of music and art in human life.
This year's edition will be inaugurated by „Chopin Soirée” at 6 p.m. at Villa Decius (17a 28 Lipca 1943 Street). On October 22 at St. Adalbert's Church there will be a recital performed by violinist Marek Polanski and organist Michal Bialko. The programme also includes Piano Workshops organized with MARTATELIER.CO, International Sfogato Ringtone & Signal Composition Competition and Scientific Conference: Psychology. Music – Art – Media.
Media Patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
8th International Sfogato Music & Arts Festival
Krakow, September 28 – December 6, 2017
Organizer: Sfogato Music & Arts Society
Artistic Director: Marta Polanska
Marshal of the Malopolska Region Jacek Krupa
Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski
Metropolitan of Krakow Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski
28 September 2017, 18:00, Inaugural Gala Concert
Villa Decius - Ballroom, 17a 28 Lipca 1943 Street
Iga Yamaguchi Duo: Ayumi Iga, Masatoshi Yamaguchi – piano duo (Japan), Sergei Sultanov - piano (Russia), Polanski Duo: Marek Polanski – violin, Marta Polanska – piano, O. Tomasz Jarosz – baritone, Anna Buczkowska – speaker, Kazuko Narumi – painting
Program: Frederic Chopin & others
Piano Workshops organized with MARTATELIER.CO
Details will be provided at a later date.
22 October 2017, 18:45, St. Adalbert's Church, 4 St. Adalbert's Street
Marek Polanski – violin, Michal Bialko – organ, Marta Polanska - introductory word
International Sfogato Ringtone & Signal Composition Competition
Application deadline: 30 November 2017
Competition at: www.sfogatofestival.com
Announcement of results: 6 November 2017
Prizewinners Concert at the Conference: Music - Art - Media: 6 December 2017
6 December 2017, Scientific Conference: Psychology. Music – Art – Media
KEN Pedagogical Univesrity of Krakow, 4 Ingardena Street
Chairman of the Scientific Committee
Prof. Helena Wrona-Polanska