This year's 10th anniversary edition of the NDI Sopot Classic International Festival will be held on 26 July – 1 August 2020. Traditionally, the festival concert present the culture of different countries. In 2020, the organizers invite you to a musical meeting with the Czech Republic.
The festival was initiated by Wojciech Rajski – conductor and artistic director of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic in Sopot. The festival's titular sponsor is the NDI Group. The inaugural concert with the orchestra will be devoted to Czech music: classical and popular. The first part will feature works by Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana, interpreted by outstanding soloists: Izabela Matuła (soprano),Piotr Buszewski (tenor) and Maciej Kułakowski (cello). The star of the second part of the concert will be Helena Vondráčková, who will present her most famous songs to the Sopot audience.
As every year, one of the festival concerts will be devoted to the works of Polish composers. Piano Concerto in E minor, Op. 11 by Fryderyk Chopin will be performed by Ingolf Wunder, winner of the 2nd Prize at the 16th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. The Sopot Chamber Philharmonic will also present Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs", which brought Henryk Mikołaj Górecki popularity unprecedented in the world of contemporary music. The solo part in the Symphony will be performed by Katarzyna Trylnik, an artist permanently associated with the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.
The soloist of the final Opera Gala will be the world-famous tenor Rolando Villazón. During the concert in Sopot, the artist will be accompanied by soprano Pumeza Matshikiza, recognized by The Independent as "one of the most exciting voices in contemporary opera".
The Festival is co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the "Music" programme operated by the Institute of Music and Dance.
Full programme is available at: http://sopotclassic.pl/