The 14th Gdańsk Music Festival, which aims at popularizing the heritage of Polish and world music culture, will be held on 14-23 May 2021. The concerts will be available online at www.gdanskifestiwal.pl and on YouTube.
The Gdańsk Music Festival is a cyclical international project, the largest event of this type in Northern Poland. The programme of the 2021 edition is a result of the changes that took place in 2020 due to the pandemic. It includes, among others, concerts of the winners of the International Chopin Piano Competition from previous years, candidates for the 2021 edition, laureates of other competitions of global importance, such as the winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow 2019, French pianist Alexandre Kantorow, or the winner of the Viotti International Piano Competition, Ilya Maximov. The classical piano recitals will be counterbalanced by an extraordinary concert of Leszek Możdżer and the Polish Chamber Philharmonic conducted by Wojciech Rajski and an evening with the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by one of the most outstanding European conductors, Łukasz Borowicz, featuring Karol Kurpiński's Te Deum.
A monographic concert will be devoted to Krzysztof Olczak, who celebrates his 65th birthday on 26 May this year. His latest piece ACC – 2 for accordion and tape, dedicated to Elżbieta Rosińska, will be premiered on 15 May by the composer himself. The next evening, Łukasz Długosz and Janusz Olejniczak will present Fryderyk Chopin's works arranged for flute and piano as well as compositions by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Wojciech Kilar and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Full programme: https://www.gdanskifestiwal.pl/pl/