NewsHigh Definition Quartet nominated for Fryderyk award!
Add date: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
The High Definition Quartet composed of: Mateusz Śliwa (tenor saxophone), Piotr Orzechowski (Pianohooligan) ( piano), Alan Wykpisz (bass) and Patryk Dobosz (drums) was nominated for the Fryderyk 2014 award on the 20th jubilee edition – in the Jazz Newcomer category. The winners of Fryderyks will be announced on 24 April at the Jubilee Gala. We are keeping our fingers crossed!Steve Reich wins a 2013 BBVA Foundation Award
Add date: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Steve Reich, one of the most outstanding American composers of the 20th century, has won the prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Contemporary Music category. The jury emphasised that Steve Reich has developed “a new concept of music, based on the use of realist elements from the realm of daily life and others drawn from the traditional music of Africa and Asia”. The jury has also noted that in his work the composer fosters a dialogue between popular and high culture. We congratulate Steve Reich on his success!Vote for the Most Influential Woman of Malopolska
Add date: Monday, 10 February 2014
Magdalena Sroka – until 31st December 2010 Director of the Krakow Festival Office and now Deputy Mayor of Krakow for Culture and City Promotion – was once again nominated for Gazeta Krakowska’s Most Influential Woman of Malopolska award.Ministry of Culture and National Heritage will co-finance the Krakow Festival Office’s festivals
Add date: Monday, 3 February 2014
The sum of PLN 4,192,300 will be allocated to the Krakow Festival Office to support festivals organised by the Office. In 2014 the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage will allocate PLN 3,790,000, whilst the EOG Financial Mechanism will offer support totaling PLN 402,300. The co-funding from the Ministry is the highest in the last three years. This year’s subsidy is PLN 1,360,000 higher than last year!Brian Eno collaborates with Damon Albarn
Add date: Friday, 31 January 2014
Brian Eno will make a guest appearance on a new album by Damon Albarn – an artist, who has collaborated with such groups as Blur, Gorillaz, and The Good, The Bad, and The Queen. The 10-song CD Everyday Robots will be released on the 28th of April, and will be the British artist’s solo debut.Inspiration at the beach
Add date: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
"It really was an inspiration. I was sitting on the coast of the Polish Baltic Sea, the weather was beautiful. I usually spend my time in the water or take a walk somewhere in conditions like these, but it turns out inspiration may strike you everywhere, even at the beach, amongst beach shelters and people in swimming suits. I thought: what would happen if I based an entire composition on a single, huge ritenuto? I stood up and left the beach," says Paweł Mykietyn to Agata Kwiecińska in the latest edition of the Ruch Muzyczny magazine. And he goes on to add: "I respect the audience. Reaching someone's sense of aesthetics with the use of sounds lies at the core of music. But I don't think about it when I work, I don't take the audience into account."25th anniversary events in Krakow!
Add date: Friday, 17 January 2014
Two festivals organized by the Krakow Festival Office have been nominated for the title of Wydarzenia 25-lecia w Krakowie (25th Anniversary Events in Krakow).Great events with early music. It was a good year!
Add date: Wednesday, 8 January 2014
"As always, we experienced great events featuring early music: Misteria Paschalia, Actus Humanus, Opera Rara. (...) Sacrum Profanum worked out great in the alternative format from the borderline between the world of pop and contemporary music, Unsound strengthened its position of the only festival in Poland to which well over half of the audience comes from abroad" – this is how Jacek Hawryluk (the Polish Radio) sums up the year 2013 in today’s issue of Gazeta Wyborcza. "Great festivals and albums, excellent performances directed by Warlikowski and Treliński, successful anniversaries. It was a good year!"