The second edition of the Polish Radio Chopin Festival will take place on 15-20 October 2019 at the Hunting Palace of the Radziwiłł Princes in Antonin. The motto of this year's edition is: "Romantic fantasy and improvisation."
During the six evenings in the Radziwiłł Palace, visited by Fryderyk Chopin, well-known musicians will perform fantasies and improvisations not only by the artists of the Romantic era, but also by contemporary composers. Two concerts, with the participation of Kuba Stankiewicz and his ensemble and the Aleksander Dębicz – Marcin Zdunik duo, will be devoted to improvisation. Piotr Sałajczyk, Maciej Grzybowski, Julia Kociuban and Evgenij Bozhanov will present their virtuoso skills during piano recitals. Before the concerts, there will be 25-minute lectures by professors Irena Poniatowska, Iwona Puchalska, Ryszard Daniel Golianek, Jakub Stankiewicz and Wiesław Ratajczak, devoted to the idea of fantasy and improvisation in music and literature.
The highlight of the inaugural concert will be the premiere of the piano composition commissioned by the Polish Radio Chopin – Sturm und Frieden by Aleksander Nowak, this year's winner of Polityka's Passport. It will be performed by Piotr Sałajczyk, who restores forgotten piano music of Polish composers to the stages, but is also a valued performer of modern music. The pianist will also present the Great Fantasy by Juliusz Zarębski as well as Mazurkas from Op. 50 and Masks op. 34 by Karol Szymanowski.
Admission to all concerts is free!
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