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Kąśna Dolna | 30th anniversary of the Paderewski Centre in Kąśna Dolna

Centrum Paderewskiego

The celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Paderewski Centre in Kąśna Dolna on 24-26 July 2020 will feature special events to sum up the achievements of the institution.

On 28 February 1990 the Provincial National Council in Tarnów passed a resolution on the creation of an institution for the promotion of musical culture under the name of the Paderewski Centre Tarnów – Kąśna Dolna. The institution was entrusted with an estate in the form of a manor house and the surrounding park. The Paderewski Centre in Kąśna Dolna – today an institution jointly run by the Tarnów District and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage – is one of the most interesting cultural centres in the country, enjoying the afection of music lovers and the sentiment of artists.

The inauguration of the celebrations, and at the same time their key moment, will be the Gala of Three Decades, scheduled for 24 July, with the participation of Polish chamber musicians associated with Kąśna from the very beginning. Krzysztof Jakowicz, Vadim Brodski, Jakub Jakowicz and Robert Morawski will perform works by Henryk Wieniawski and Ignacy Jan Paderewski on the stage of the barn in Kąśna. On 25 July, music lovers will meet Waldemar Malicki, who will perform a programme entitled "History of Music according to Waldemar Malicki"; the pianist will be accompanied by a string quintet. The final concert will be performed by the Austrian pianist Ingolf Wunder, winner of the 2nd prize at the 16th International Chopin Piano Competition.The concerts will start at 6.00 p.m.

This year's anniversary has also become a graceful pretext for the release of the album Reminiscencja, recorded by the musicians performing regularly in Kąśna. The album includes works by Paderewski, Chopin, Paganini and Monti in the interpretation of Piotr Pławner, Mariusz Patyra, Tomasz Strahl, Robert Morawski and Klaudiusz Baran.

More information at: https://www.centrumpaderewskiego.pl/