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Extraordinary edition of the Week of Talents 2020!

Centrum Paderewskiego

This year's Talent Week Festival, organized by the Paderewski Centre in Kąśna Dolna, and master classes will be broadcast online straight from the Paderewski Manor House on 17-23 May 2020.

The Week of Talents is an event initiated in 1982 by the Tarnów Music Society, which legacy was taken over by the Paderewski Centre in 1990. In the face of the ongoing pandemic, the Paderewski Centre decided not to cancel this year's edition of the popular festival. Thanks to modern technologies, music lovers will be able to listen to excellent artists without leaving home.

The festival will be inaugurated on 17 May at 6.00 by a master recital of Janusz Olejniczak and Tomasz Strahl. The artists who perform on the most prestigious stages in the world will present works by Fryderyk Chopin in transcription for cello and piano (by Tomasz Strahl, Janusz Olejniczak, Kazimierz Michalik, and Maciej Paderewski), pieces by Georg Friedrich Handel, Franz Schubert, and Melody, Op. 8 No. 3 by Ignacy Jan Paderewski in Tomasz Strahl's transcription.

In the finale, on 23 May at 6 p.m., we will listen to a master recital of flautist Łukasz Długosz and pianist Andrzej Jungiewicz. Długosz is an active promoter of modern music, engaged in expanding and enriching Polish flute literature. The musicians will perform mainly compositions of Polish artists: Karol Szymanowski, Zygmunt Noskowski, Tadeusz Szeligowski, and Wojciech Kilar. The programme will also include works for flute and piano by Felix Mendelssohn, Sergei Rachmaninov and Theobald Böhm.

World-renowned artist-pedagogues will also record a series of piano, cello and flute workshops addressed to students of first and second degree music schools, which will be published online on 18-22 May.

Events will be broadcast on the institution's website and on its social media profiles (Facebook, YouTube).