This year's edition of the Fryderyk Festival will be inaugurated on 8 March 2020 at 7:40 p.m. by the Classical Music Gala at the NOSPR Concert Hall in Katowice. The awarding ceremony will feature performances by eminent artists.
The soloists will be Bartłomiej Nizioł (violin), Marek Bracha (piano), Ewa Tracz (soprano), Szymon Komasa (baritone) and Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor), the winner of the Gramophone Music Award (Young Artist of the Year), the Opus Klassik, the Coryphaeus of Polish Music and the 'Polityka's' Passport 2019 in the classical music category. ProMODERN vocal sextet, Berlin Piano Trio and Altberg Ensemble have also been invited to participate in the concert. The classical music gala in Katowice could not take place without the host of the concert – the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. The musicians will play under the baton of Lawrence Foster, who is the first conductor and artistic director of NOSPR from September 2019.
The artists will present, among others Roxana's Song from the opera King Roger by Karol Szymanowski, Ecloga VIII by Krzysztof Penderecki, 6th Violin Concerto (part III) by Grażyna Bacewicz and Polonaise in A major, Op. 40 No. 1 by Frederic Chopin. The Golden Fyderyk in the "Classical Music" category will go to the great violinist Krzysztof Jakowicz. Polish Radio Programme 2 and TVP Kultura will broadcast the event as its patrons.
The Fryderyk Festival is a three-day festival of Polish music, celebrating various genres, conventions and styles. On 14 March, there will be an award ceremony in the categories of popular music and jazz and a day later, there will be a festival featuring Polish artists.
More information at: http://fryderyki.pl/