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 composers and students) in the context of music from other cultural and geographical areas.
During the festival, the audience has an opportunity to get acquainted with the newest works, often performed as world premieres. The program of the festival includes various types of concerts, including monographic concerts, composers’ concerts (Romano Berger, Krzysztof Meyer, Marek Stachowski and Henryk Mikołaj Gorecki), concerts of electro-acoustic music. The programme also features meetings with composers, lectures (conducted by professors of the Academy of Music in Krakow and Jagiellonian University), film screenings and exhibitions. The key to each year’s programme is to present the diversity of contemporary music – its many streams and paths which every composer passes in search of an individual creative language.
International Festival of Krakow Composers 2017
International Festival of Krakow Composers 2017 takes place from 23 to 30 April.
This year’s 29th International Festival of Krakow Composers continues the idea of presenting works of local composers in the context of world art. This year it will be music from the Nordic countries. In addition to Polish artists will also perform guests from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Denmark as well as from the Netherlands and Estonia.