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Lusławice | "Emanacje" Festival 2021: Grand Finale

EmanacjeThe last weekend of August 2021 at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music includes three final concerts. On 27 August there will be a final concert of the participants of Adam Sztaba's workshops, on 28 August – the last Chopin recital performed by Marcin Wieczorek, and on 29 August – a concert of the Aukso Orchestra conducted by Marek Moś, which is the culmination of the Festival.

EmanacjeThe concert of the participants of Adam Sztaba's workshops will present the result of weekly intensive rehearsals of the workshop orchestra, composed of young musicians playing both acoustic, electric and electronic instruments. This evening we will hear works by composers and arrangers participating in the workshops as well as Adam Sztaba's own compositions. The concert will be realised in collaboration with the most recognized Polish sound company – GMB Pro Sound.

EmanacjeMarcin Wieczorek from Radom was among 87 pianists qualified for the 18th Chopin Competition. He studied with Ewa Pobłocka and Paweł Wakarecy at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, and currently he is studying piano with Stefan Wojtas. He is the winner of the "La Palma d'Oro" competition in Italy (2019), the winner of the 1st prize at the Teodor Leszetycki competition in Germany (2020) and 2nd prize at the "Nuova Coppa Pianisti" competition (2019). The young pianist received a number of prestigious scholarships, performed at concerts and festivals in Europe and North America, and made many recordings for Polish Television and Polish Radio.

Polish contemporary music will dominate the concert programme of the Aukso Orchestra. We will hear Aleksander Lasoń's Hymn and Aria for string orchestra, Andrzej Krzanowski's Symphony No. 2 for 13 string instruments, Eugeniusz Knapik's Islands for chamber string orchestra and Krzysztof Penderecki's Sinfonietta No. 3.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Information about tickets:: www.emanacje.pl 

Lusławice | „Emanacje" Festival 2021: Aleksandra Świgut and Motion Trio

EmanacjeAleksandra Świgut and Motion Trio will perform as part of the "Emanacje" Festival 2021 in Lusławice on 21 and 22 August at 7:00 p.m. The pianist's Chopin recital will take place in the concert hall of the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, while the trio will perform at the Arboretum.

EmanacjeAleksandra Świgut studied with Piotr Paleczny at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, with Wojciech Świtała at the Academy of Music in Katowice, and with David Dolan at the Guildhall School of Music. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. She is a multiple scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Franciszek Wybrańczyk Foundation, and the German Jütting Foundation. She is a laureate of piano competitions in Ettlingen, Enschede and New Orleans. In 2018, she received the 2nd prize at the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in Warsaw. This year, she will participate in the 18th Chopin Competition.

The accordion trio Motion Trio is the winner of the Grand Prix and First Prize at the 4th Krzysztof Penderecki  International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in Krakow in 2000. They won the recognition of critics and the public by performing in 44 countries around the world on six continents, including at such prestigious venues as the Carnegie Hall in New York. The ensemble's output includes 13 albums, i.a. Polonium devoted exclusively to Polish music. At the next concert, they will perform for the first time Krzysztof Penderecki's Three Pieces in Old Style in a version for accordion trio, as well as works by Fryderyk Chopin, Grażyna Bacewicz, Wojciech Kilar, Michael Nyman, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and compositions by members of the band – Janusz Wojtarowicz, Marcin Gałażyn and Paweł Lamb.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Information about tickets: www.emanacje.pl 

Music Summer in Subcarpathian Manors

SPMKThe Association of Polish Chamber Musicians returns with the project "Music Summer in Subcarpathian Manors" 2021. The festival will begin with events in Dwór Błotnicki in Dzikowiec (17 and 29 August at 5.00 p.m.), followed by two concerts at Dworek Hupki in Niwiska (17 and 22 September at 4.00 p.m.). Admission to all events is free. The project is carried out with the support of the Subcarpathian Voivodeship.

SPMKThe festival will feature 4 chamber concerts held in unique historic manor houses. The aim of the project is to popularize chamber music, broaden the knowledge of Polish music, promote young artists, as well as promote the gems of Subcarpathian cultural heritage. The proposed programme, performed by outstanding artists – members of the Association of Polish Chamber Musicians, is related to the tradition of manor houses of Polish nobility. Works by outstanding composers, created and performed in the privacy of landowners' residences, remind us of the beautiful tradition of salon concerts. Part of the programme will be devoted to the work of Władysław Żeleński, whose 100th death anniversary falls in 2021. There will also be premieres of new works by Marta Mołodyńska-Wheeler.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: https://spmk.com.pl/ 

Krakow | Pan Ton Quartet presents the works of Jerzy Fitelberg

Pan Ton QuartetPan Ton String Quartet in cooperation with the National Museum in Krakow and the Polish Viola Society invites to the 1st Monographic Concert devoted to the chamber music of Jerzy Fitelberg written for string quartet. The concert will take place on 29 August 2021 at 7 p.m. in the Main Building of the National Museum in Krakow. The event accompanies the exhibition "4 x Modernity. Polish National Styles".

During the first concert, the Pan Ton String Quartet will present three of the six pieces for string quartet by Jerzy Fitelberg: Quartet No. 1 (1926), Quartet No. 2 (1928) and Quartet No. 3 (1935-36). The event will also be accompanied by an original lecture by the quartet’s viola player concerning the life and work of this forgotten composer.

The work of Jerzy Fitelberg (1903-1951) is a rediscovered output, in which we can find a unique fusion of styles, trends and creative directions from various European and North American artistic circles seen in the first half of the 20th century. This composer, for reasons that are not fully explained, remains forgotten and underestimated today, despite the fact that his music was often performed at many important festivals and concerts before his death, and received several prestigious awards. One of the aims of this event is to revitalize and popularize this unjustly overlooked figure and creativity. The Pan Ton String Quartet are: Karolina Szymbara, Fabio Salmeri (violin), Paweł Riess (viola), Krzysztof Sadłowski (cello).

Admission to the concert is free. Due to pandemic restrictions, the number of seats remains limited, therefore prior booking is required, which can be made by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by phone (+48 12 433 57 44).

Both monographic concerts are carried out thanks to the Scholarship of the Polish Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: https://mnk.pl/ 

Lusławice | "Emanacje" Festival: Jakub Kuszlik and Penderecki Youth Orchestra

EmanacjeOn 15 August 2021 at 7.00 p.m. the Penderecki Youth Orchestra – an orchestra founded on the initiative of the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music – will perform works by Antonin Dvořák, Krzysztof Penderecki and Grażyna Bacewicz. The day before, Jakub Kuszlik will give a Chopin recital.

Jakub Kuszlik was a student of Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. He is a laureate of national and international piano competitions. In 2019 he won the 2nd prize in one of the most important piano competitions in the United States – the "Hilton Head Piano Competition". The pianist has performed not only in Europe, but also in the United States, Iceland and Japan.

Penderecki Youth Orchestra was established in 2018 by bringing together talented young people aged 16 to 19 associated with Lusławice. By participating in the projects of ​​the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, the orchestra supports the institution's mission of being a meeting place for students with masters, young talents with renowned artists. During the upcoming concert, PYO under the baton of Maciej Tworek will present Grażyna Bacewicz's Concerto for String Orchestra, Krzysztof Penderecki's Chaconne from Polish Requiem, and Antonín Dvořák's Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Information about tickets: www.emanacje.pl 

Katowice | Evening Music

FSA concert of the Silesian Philharmonic Choir and the Silesian Chamber Orchestra on 27 August 2021 at 7.00 p.m. will be filled with works depicting inspiring night landscapes. The Philharmonic ensembles, led by their artistic directors – Maciej Tomasiewicz and Jarosław Wolanin – will perform compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Josef Rheinberger, Romuald Twardowski, Mikołaj Piotr Górecki, Zoltán Kodalya and Luigi Boccherini.

The concert will be opened by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's cheerful Serenade "Eine kleine Nachtmusik", one of his most recognizable pieces. It will be a perfect introduction to the set of works inspired by the mysterious atmosphere of the night: An die Sterne by Robert Schumann, Waldesnacht by Johannes Brahms, Abendlied by Josef Rheinberger, Esti dal by Zoltán Kodaly and Musica notturna della strade di Madrid by Luigi Boccherini.

The Silesian Chamber Orchestra will also perform Romuald Twardowski's Serenade for string orchestra. It is a piece full of humor, pulsating with rhythm and energy, ending with an extremely lively obertas. The subsequent vocal pieces will bring a moment of respite. We will hear, among others, a song to the words of Jan Kochanowski The Guest, sit under my leaf by Mikołaj Piotr Górecki, based on the famous limerick On the Linden Tree.

The concert is held under the patronage of PWM Edition as part of the TUTTI.pl project promoting the performance of Polish music.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/ 

Wejherowo | ArteFonie Festival

Artefonie The ArteFonie festival, which will be held on 3-5 September 2021, is a new musical event on the map of northern Poland. The festival is organised by the renowned Art'nVoices vocal octet – winner of the Fryderyk 2021 Polish Phonographic Academy Award in the "Album of the Year – Contemporary Music" category.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Art'n'Voices, the ensemble invites you to the first ArteFonie Festival, combining various genres of high culture and presenting the achievements of artists of the young generation. The programme will feature chamber, choral, organ, improvised, as well as folk and jazz music. All events will take place in Wejherowo on the first weekend of September.

The festival opens with a jazz concert related to the project "Cassubia" by Jakub Klemensiewicz and Dominik Kisiel, which was inspired by the songs of the folk artist from Jastarnia – Marian Selin. Saturday evening in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland, will be filled with chamber and organ music performed by violinist Maria Perucka and organist Roman Perucki. The final anniversary concert "Art'n'Voices – 10 years on stage" will present compositions by Polish contemporary artists from the Midnight Stories album. Art'n'Voices will also premiere the winning piece of the composition competition organised as part of the ArteFonieFestival. The winner will be selected from among 37 submitted applications.

Admission to all concerts is free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme is available athttps://www.facebook.com/ArteFonie-103594345267981 

Katowice | Summer near NOSPR: Marcin Świątkiewicz & Pola Atmańska

NOSPROn 17-24 August 2021, all those who are impatiently waiting for the new concert season of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, are invited to the concert series "Summer near NOSPR". This year's programme will be dominated by improvised piano music in two completely different versions.

Marcin Świątkiewicz, an excellent harpsichordist and improviser, will perform in the NOSPR amphitheater on 17 August at 7.00 p.m. Although he specialises in baroque repertoire, the artist often participates in various experimental projects and performs contemporary music. During the upcoming concert, the audience will be offered an improvised journey through history: from the Renaissance ostinato and baroque suite, through fantasies, variations and romantic miniatures, to a contemporary improvised music. The second concert on 24 August will be performed by jazz pianist Pola Atmańska, who is involved in numerous artistic projects, creates music for theatre performances and fashion shows.

We will find out the exact programme of the concerts only when the artists sit down at the instrument. This is what the greatest magic of improvised music is all about – it is always new, always up-to-date, and always arises in dialogue with the environment, audience and the atmosphere of a given moment. Admission free!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: https://nospr.org.pl/ 

Tłokowo | CLANGOR – Jeziorany Chamber Music Concerts

Klangor The last weekend of August will provide us with the opportunity to experience the beauty of live chamber music, while being surrounded by picturesque local landscapes and historic architecture of the Polish region Warmia. Cellist and music arranger Michał Pepol (born in Olsztyn, Poland), artistic curator of the Clangor – Jeziorany Chamber Music Concerts festival invites prominent Polish musicians: pianist Bartek Wąsik, violinist Izabella Szałaj-Zimak and clarinetist Andrzej Ciepliński to once again collaborate with him on stage during this remarkable musical event.

The concerts will be held on 27-29 August 2021, each day at 7.30 p.m., in the St. Roch Church between Tłokowo and Kramarzewo. There is an intentional association between the festival’s date and its title – Clangor is a word which refers to the cranes’ calls, and the end of August is the usual time in Poland for these birds to gather before they leave for winter. The bird calls’ motif will also appear in the musical works presented at the festival.

Clangor, a three-day event, will celebrate its opening with Michał Pepol’s concert Vox Cellestis. This intriguing title actually refers to a one-hour concert of cello solo music, mixed with electronic sounds, which includes pieces by such composers as Olivier Messiaen, Steve Reich, Paweł Mykietyn and Arvo Pärt. On the second day of the event the guests will have the chance to listen to Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the end of time, performed by Michał Pepol (cello), Bartek Wąsik (piano), Izabella Szałaj-Zimak (violin) and Andrzej Ciepliński (clarinet). The eight-movement quartet was written in the concentration camp in Görlitz (presently Zgorzelec), where the composer was imprisoned since 1940. The last festival evening will belong to pianist Bartek Wąsik, who will be performing his own piece Pianokrąg (Pianocircle) – an hour-long composition inspired by the sounds of Polish nature. Pianokrąg is a sort of musical tribute to nature, and – undoubtedly – a perfect culmination for the first edition of the festival, as its very last sounds are accompanied by the crane clangor recorded by the pianist himself while wandering through the meadows of Warmia.

The festival is organised by the Municipal Cultural Center in Jeziorany, Poland. The event is co-financed by the Polish Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport as part of the National Center for Culture’s program "Culture – Interventions 2021".

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://mokjeziorany.pl/ 

Rzeszów, Katowice, Opole | On the trail of Polish composers: Markowicz / Karłowicz

PAF"On the trail of Polish composers: Markowicz / Karłowicz" is a project of the Polish Art Philharmonic orchestra and the Myślenice Cultural Centre. The works of two outstanding composers will be presented on 25-27 August 2021 at 7.00 p.m. at the philharmonic stages in Rzeszów, Katowice and Opole.

The idea behind ​​this concert series is to promote the work of Polish composers and performers, as well as the artistic output of the Polish Art Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been contributing to the development of musical culture in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship and the popularization of Polish music internationally for over 10 years.

The Polish Art Philharmonic Orchestra together with the famous violinist and composer Marcin Markowicz will perform three concerts under the baton of maestro Michał Maciaszczyk. The programme will include Serenade for strings, Op. 2 by Mieczysław Karłowicz – one of the most important figures in the history of Polish music at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, a master of orchestration and the genre of symphonic poem – and Concerto for violin and string orchestra by Marcin Markowicz. The concerts will be held on 25 August at the Artur Malawski Subcarpathian Philharmonic in Rzeszów, on 26 August at the Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice, and on 27 August at the Józef Elsner Opole Philharmonic.

Co-financed by the "Music" programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://concertino.myslenice.pl/ 

Zielona Góra | 5th Corno – Brass Music Festival

Corno BrassThe 5th Corno – Brass Music Festival will take place on 16–21 August 2021 in Zielona Góra. Six different concerts will feature French horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba in the lead role. The world-famous Czech horn player Radek Baborak will lead the Zielona Góra Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Chilean-Columbian band Los Pitutos will invite us to a Latin music concert.

Corno – Brass Music Festival is a unique event featuring chamber and symphonic concerts, international instrumental workshops, individual and group lessons, classes on healthy body posture, lectures, an exhibition of instruments – all in several locations in Zielona Góra. It is the only festival of this type in Poland, currently the largest both in the country and in this part of Europe. The creators of the festival are Łukasz Łacny and Maciej Baranowski, graduates of the Music School in Zielona Góra. Their contacts with outstanding musicians around the world allow them to invite stars to their hometown.

The inaugural concert on 18 August at the Lubuskie Region Museum will include the world premiere of Paweł Pudło's Hornet attack performed by the Hornet Quartet. The work was created as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

The program of this year's Festival will also include performances by Adam Rapa, Radek Baborak, Andre Schoch, Corno Brass Ensemble, participants of the International Instrumental Workshops conducted by James Thatcher, Andrew Stone-Fewings and Roland Szentpali, concerts at the Venus Planetarium, a promenade concert and a film music concert.

Co-financed in the "Music" programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme is available at: http://www.corno.pl/ 

15th "August of Talents" National Promotion Festival

Miasto ogrodówOn 22-31 August 2021, Katowice will host the 15th "August of Talents" National Promotion Festival. The Katowice City of Gardens – Krystyna Bochenek Institution of Culture invites you to festival concerts in the spacious Concert Hall at 2 Silesian Parliament Square.

This year, the inauguration of the Festival will be associated with a series of open-air events in the Kościuszko Park entitled „Music Promenade”. On 22 August, four young singers – Sylwia Ziółkowska, Natalia Płonka, Stanisław Napierała and Wiktor Jankowski, accompanied by Mirella Malorny-Konopka on the piano, will present well-known fragments of operas and operettas.

On 24 August, a piano trio composed of Bartłomiej Fraś (violin), Julianna Vinci (cello) and Jim-Isaac Chua (piano) will perform masterpieces of romantic chamber music by Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert. A Chopin piano recital by Jakub Kuszlik – young pianist qualified to the 18th International Chopin Competition held in October this year – will be held on 26 August.

Three pianists – winners of the Piano Competition Online organised by the Elena Aleksiejuk Foundation – will perform on 28 August at the concert co-organised with the Foundation. The youngest laureates from Poland – Bartosz Frydel and Lena Juszkiewicz – will present works by Bach, Bacewicz and Rachmaninow, while a Chinese pianist living in the USA, Xu Guo, will give a Chopin recital.

The final concert of this year’s edition of "August of Talents" will belong to duets. On 31 August, violinist Karolina Górny and pianist Michał Dziewior will present works by Schubert and Wieniawski, and Trefon Gmyrek DUO, composed of Maria Gmyrek (saxophone) and Wojciech Trefon (harp), will perform a varied programme including works by Debussy, Ravel and Piazzolla.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: http://www.miasto-ogrodow.eu/ 

Żarnowiec and Jastarnia | "Missa pro pace" – Concert in Memory of Fr. Krzysztof Stachowski

SedlakaThe Father Professor Włodzimierz Sedlak Foundation invites you to "Missa Pro Pace" – a concert for soprano, baritone, mixed choir, saxophone, accordion, organ and brass band which will be held on 15 August 2021 at 8.30 p.m. in the Church of Annunciation of the Lord in Żarnowiec and on 18 August 2021 at 7.00 p.m. in the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Jastarnia. The event is dedicated to the memory of Fr. Krzysztof Stachowski – the parish priest in Żarnowiec, who died on 5 February 2021.

The title "Missa pro pace" (Mass for peace) refers to the first sentence of the book of Cistercian manuscripts from the 15th century, owned by the treasury of the Benedictine Abbey in Żarnowiec. This source material inspired the composer Adam Diesner to arrange sacred melodies for modern instruments. An attempt was made to establish a dialogue between the past and the future, but also between the artists and the audience. The concert consists of elements of the ordinary of the mass: Introit, Kyrie, Gloria, Graduale, Alleluia, Credo, Offertorium, Sanctus, Agnus Dei and Communio. The experiment adds musical improvisation, interaction with the audience and juxtaposes Latin with the Kashubian language.

During the transcription and studies on the "Żarnowiecki Gradual", a gap in the text was discovered in the Gloria part, which was the reason to incorporate into the arrangement contemporary tropes in Kashubian – a prayer for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the period of the pandemic by Tomasz Fopke. The idea of ​​the authors was also to symbolically show the dialogue of the Creator and creation at the heart of the composition, in the Credo part.

Adam Diesner's arrangements will be performed by the Lutnia Choir from Luzin, the Fisherman's Brass Band from Jastarnia and soloists – including Tomasz Fopke himself – conducted by Zofia Guz.

The project was co-financed under the "Music" programme, carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance, and from the resources of the Krokowa Commune.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: www.fundacjasedlaka.pl 

Bydgoszcz | 4th "Music at the Blumwe Villa" Festival

BlumweThe 4th "Music at the Blumwe Villa" Festival consists of five extraordinary concerts between 19 August and 9 December 2021. Among the invited artists are Krzysztof Meisinger, Paweł Zalejski, Zarębski Piano Duo, Zbigniew Zamachowski and the Herbert Piano Trio.

The festival organised by the Piotr Orawski Foundation offers chamber meetings with music and musicians. The concerts will be held every month, always on Thursdays, this time at Pomorzanin Cinema. Traditionally, they will be accompanied by interviews with artists led by Magdalena Jasińska – editor of Polish Radio PiK, and dr. hab. Bartłomiej Wezner – director of the Festival, at the Jeremi Przybora Concert Studio of Polish Radio PiK. The concerts will be recorded and broadcast on the Piotr Orawski Foundation YouTube channel, as well as retransmitted on Polish Radio PiK on Fridays at 9.06 p.m. in the "Classic Salon" programme.

A concert of competition winners will feature works by Mieczysław Karłowicz. Zarębski Piano Duo will present pieces by Władysław Żeleński and Ignacy Friedman. Bartłomiej Wezner and Paweł Zalejski will perform, among others, works by Zalejski himself. The final concert entitled "Emotions: word and sound" will feature Zbigniew Zamachowski, Herbert Piano Trio (Bartłomiej Wezner, Joanna Kreft, Dominik Płociński) and percussionist Jan Wezner. We will hear, among others, Michał Dobrzyński's 2xH for actor, piano trio, percussion and electronics (2020) to poems by Zbigniew Herbert and fragments of The Book of Job, as well as Rafał Janiak's Sounds of robots for actor, piano trio and percussion (2021) to excerpts from Stanisław Lem's Fables for Robots. The work in tribute to Stanisław Lem on his 100th birth anniversary was created as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance. And this is only the Polish part of the rich programme of the Festival.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/muzykawwilliblumwego 

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Lusławice | "Emanacje": Andrzej Wierciński's Chopin recital and Beethoven Academy Orchestra's symphonic concert

EmanacjeThe renowned pianist Andrzej Wierciński and the famous Beethoven Academy Orchestra will perform on 7 and 8 August 2021 at 7.00 p.m. at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music Center in Lusławice as part of the "Emanacje" Festival.

EmanacjeChopin recitals, which are an integral part of this year's festival, are a foretaste of the great emotions that await music lovers during the 18th Chopin Competition. On 7 August we will hear Andrzej Wierciński – winner of the 1st prize at the Saint-Priest International Piano Competition (2019) and the Polish Chopin Competition in Warsaw (2015) as well as the 3rd prize at the Hong Kong International Piano Competition (2019). The artist is a laureate of the Franciszek Wybrańczyk Artistic Scholarship, the Sinfonia Varsovia Foundation, the Krystian Zimerman Artistic Scholarship and the Yamaha Artistic Scholarship.

On 8 August the Beethoven Academy Orchestra conducted by violinist Joanna Konarzewska will present works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Benjamin Britten and Krzysztof Penderecki, with whom the orchestra was particularly associated. We will hear Penderecki's Serenade for string orchestra. The composer repeatedly praised the high artistic level of the orchestra, saying: “I am touched by the commitment of the ensemble. It is not just a performance (...) there is something more to it ... ”.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information and tickets are available at: www.emanacje.pl