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International Józef Madeja Festival


The first edition of the International Józef Madeja Festival will be held on 6-9 October 2019 in Greater Poland, featuring concerts, lectures, master classes and meetings with exceptional artists from Poland and abroad.

The festival’s patron is Józef Madeja – clarinettist, outstanding professor of the Music Academy in Poznań, distinguished organizer of the musical life of Greater Poland. As part of honoring Madeja’s activities, the Józef Madeja Association has created a festival that will not only maintain the memory of this musician and composer, but also influence the development of culture in Greater Poland. The most important goal of the Festival is to present the most outstanding achievements of Polish music literature and commemorate the important anniversaries of the music world.

The guest of the first edition of the event will be the world-famous Ukrainian clarinettist Volodymyr Dobrynchuk, who will inaugurate the festival with a recital at the Jankowice Palace on 6 October at 3 p.m. The concert will also feature Paweł Kroczek (clarinet), Hanna Lizinkiewicz (piano) and the Festival Clarinet Orchestra, composed of students of the Local Government Music School in Tarnowo Podgórne and students of the I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań conducted by prof. Zdzisław Nowak.

The other two concerts of the Festival – on 7 October at 5 p.m. at the Wacław of Szamotuły State Primary Music School in Szamotuły and on 9 October at 6 p.m. at the Stanisław Moniuszko State Primary Music School in Zbąszyń – will feature outstanding artists associated with Greater Poland, active in the country and abroad: Piotr Kosarga (violin), Jan Czaja (cello), Paweł Kroczek (clarinet), Julian Paprocki (clarinet), Maria Bielewicz (cello), Kamil Grandmother (viola), Barbara Tritt (soprano), Marcin Sikorski (piano), Hanna Lizinkiewicz (piano), Piotr Pawlik (electronics). Besides the compositions of the festival's patron, we will listen to woks by such composers as Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Fryderyk Chopin, Witold Lutosławski, Jan Adam Maklakiewicz and Andrzej Panufnik. The final concert will also feature the premiere of Piotr Pawlik's work.

Admission to all concerts is free!

Media patronage: Polish Msuci Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://festiwalmadei.pl/en/