Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC
On May 19-26, the 4th International Festival of Organ and Chamber Music took place in Sanok and the surrounding towns. The festival was accompanied by the 3rd National Competition for Young Organists, which gathered 14 participants - students of secondary music schools from all over Poland, including from Cracow, Tarnów, Rzeszów, Koszalin, Wrocław, Rybnik, Gliwice, Poznań, Konin, Bielsko-Biała.
The festival began with a concert for organ and chamber orchestra in the parish church the Transfiguration in Sanok. Piotr Rojek played the organ, the orchestra was conducted by Adam Banaszak. Two compositions by Katarzyna Dziewiątkowska were premiered: Shiva and Extravaganza.
Among artist from abroad were: Beata Halska Le Monnier - violinist with Polish roots, living and giving concerts in Paris, France, Kamil Kulawiak - organist associated with the Cathedral of St. Peter in Bautzen, Germany, as well as Hei Ching Lam - an organist from Hong Kong - and Gael Arbona Illada, trombonist from Spain.
Among the invited Polish artists were: Bogdan Makal, Joanna Woszczyk-Garbacz, Jakub Garbacz, Radosław Pujanek with a chamber orchestra and a unique vocal ensemble Art`N`Voices.