An evening for soprano and piano at the 3rd Eufonie Festival is still ahead of us – Olga and Natalia Pasiecznik will perform a special vocal recital in the Ballroom of the Royal Castle in Warsaw on 5 December 2021 at 7.30 p.m. (postponed from 21 November).
The idea of the festival is to popularize the cultural heritage of most countries known today as Central and Eastern Europe: from the Balkans, through Romania and Austria, the Visegrad Group countries, Ukraine and Belarus, to the Baltic States. This area is an extremely interesting melting pot whose complexity can be discovered through the variety of the presented compositions and artists. The honorary patrons of this year's festival are ambassadors of thirteen countries of the region: Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary. The director of the festival is Prof. Rafał Wiśniewski, and the chairman of the Programme Council – Dr Mieczysław Kominek, president of the Polish Composers' Union.
The Pasiecznik sisters do not need to be introduced to the admirers of contemporary music. It was with Olga in mind that Paweł Szymański composed his two-act opera Qudsja Zaher; Krzysztof Knittel writes especially for her. She has sung on the stages of the most prestigious opera houses in the world and has recorded over 50 albums. She performs in a repertoire comprising pieces from various eras, from the Renaissance to the present day, as well as in recitals with Russian and Ukrainian songs, accompanied by her sister Natalia on the piano. At the Eufonie Festival, the Pasiecznik sisters will perform songs by Jean Sibelius and Ukrainian composers, Viktor Kosenko and Mykola Lysenko.
The Eufonie International Music Festival of Central-Eastern Europe is organized by the National Centre for Culture with funds of the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.