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Katowice | Concert Announcing the 11th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors

FSThe Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic under the baton of Michał Nesterowicz will perform with the outstanding violinist Jakub Jakowicz on 22 October 2021 at 7.00 p.m. The concert will be a part of the cycle announcing the 11th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors. The programme will include compositions by Grzegorz Fitelberg and Mieczysław Karłowicz.

The Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors is one of Poland's premier conducting competitions. Since 1982, it belongs to the World Federation of International Music Competitions based in Geneva. Each edition brings new discoveries, present numerous conducting talents and creates an opportunity for young adepts of this art to show their skills to the whole world. The eleventh edition of the Competition will be held in 2023, traditionally – at the Silesian Philharmonic. A concert announcing this music celebration, initiated by Karol Stryja, the last student of the Competition Patron, will be held in 2021.

The evening will begin with Grzegorz Fitelberg's Polish Rhapsody, Op. 25 for orchestra – one of the composer's last works which shows modernist features and inspirations from Fryderyk Chopin's Fantasy on Polish Airs. Mieczysław Karłowicz's Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 8 will delight the audience with beautiful cantilena and excellent use of the solo instrument. The violin part will be performed by an outstanding artist, Jakub Jakowicz.The concert will end with Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 7, considered one of the greatest and purest examples of the symphony form since Beethoven's time.

The concert is held under the patronage of PWM Edition as part of the TUTTI.pl project promoting the performance of Polish music. Co-financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the "Music" programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Ticket Information: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/