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Tarnowskie Góry | 1st Festiwal of Elżbieta Chojnacka

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

polmicBetween the 23rd and 25th of September, the 1st Festival of Elżbieta Chojnacka, dedicated to the outstanding Polish harpsichordist will take place in the Palace in Rybna. Admission to all events is free.

Participation in the festival is an invitation to enter the multi-colored and multi-stylistic sound world of the modern harpsichord accompanied by such instruments as soprano saxophone, accordion, cello and percussion. The festival events will include three concerts featuring works by Z. Krauze, T. Sikorski, A. Krzanowski, T. Kamieniak, T. Baird, M. Sawa, W. Glądys, S. Chojnowska, P. Grzelak, P. Stypułkowski, D. Strządała, Ł. Kurpas and I. Božičević.

There will be premieres of works by Leszek Kołodziejski and Roman Hyla.

All the concerts will be performed on a unique harpsichord built in 1982 for Elżbieta Chojnacka, an instrument inherited by A. Gajecka-Antosiewicz - the originator and artistic director of the Festival.

The performers will include recognized Polish artists such as Leszek Kołodziejski, Aleksandra Gajecka-Antosiewicz, Monika Woźniak, Magdalena Bąk and harpsichordists of the young generation - winners of domestic and foreign harpsichord competitions.

On the first day of the Festival, there will be a scientific conference entitled ‘Elżbieta Chojnacka in memoriam’ with lectures given by academic teachers: Ewa Mrowca, Urszula Jasiecka-Bury and Aleksandra Gajecka-Antosiewicz.

The organizers of the Festival are the Palace in Rybna and the Gorczycki.pl Association.

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