The International Summer Organ Concerts Festival has been organised since 1991 in cooperation with Krakow Academy of Music. Initially, the festival brought together organists from Poland, but over the years it gained a wide international acclaim. The festival’s guests included musicians from Poland, Europe, Japan, Canada, USA and South Africa.
International Festival of Krakow Composers was first organised as a local initiative in 1989. Since 1994, the festival has enjoyed international recognition. Its main aim is to promote and present works of contemporary Krakow composers (from the upper crust of artists and professors, through the most distinctive teachers and performers to the youngest
Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival has its heart in Warsaw but spreads through many Polish cities. It originated in 1997 in Krakow as part of Krakow 2000 – European City of Culture programme and although it was since moved to Warsaw, the music of Ludwig van Beethoven makes a regular comeback
Every year around Easter, Krakow hosts the festival of Renaissance and Baroque music. Misteria Paschalia is a showcase of Krakow’s calendar of cultural events. The festival’s coherent idea and sublime programme have been consequently developed since its first edition in 2004. The festival’s formula is based on the presentation of carefully selected music
Since 1995, every March the Academy of Music in Krakow hosts Bach Days. For a few days, everyone is welcome to come and listen to acclaimed artists’ performances of music of one of the greatest composers of all time – Johann Sebastian Bach. Each year, there is a different leitmotif of the festival.
The integration of visual arts with sound – audio art, is an experimental, postmodern take on music. Through performance and installations, audio art creates a new concept of the source of sound and its performer. Audio art performers use both, very simple and advanced technology in the process of creating and performing.
The largest book fair in Poland takes place every year in Krakow. Each edition brings together publishers, authors, booksellers, translators, librarians and literary enthusiasts. It is an opportunity to meet with favourite writers, make business contacts and encounter the latest literary trends. Since its first edition in 1997, International Book Fair in
Each year, young and talented artists have an opportunity to present themselves during the Young Artists in Krakow International Festival. The programme includes chamber music concerts performed by promising raising stars from Poland and Europe. Performances of masterpieces of Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert and other classics take place in Krzysztofory Palace. Young
Summer Jazz Festival in Krakow is organised every year by Piwnica pod Baranami (English the Cellar under the Rams), the most renowned cabaret and jazz club in Poland. After over 60 years of activity, Piwnica pod Baranami became a legend of local eccentricity. In the times of communist rule in Poland, many politically involved
Each May, students in every Polish academic city celebrate their favourite holiday – Juwenalia. There is no match for this event when it comes to partying, concerts, discos, etc. For a few days, the city centre is transformed into one big party, when universities and students come together to celebrate. Juwenalia in