Musical Autumn in Krakow


Musical Autumn in Krakow has been founded by Jan Kalinowski and Marek Szlezer to fill and balance the panorama of classical music festivals in Poland and in the city of Krakow as there was no short, condensed musical event in its’ cultural offer which would combine popular, classical repertoire with promotion of modern music. The program idea of ​​the festival, which has been taking place since 2014, is combining contemporary works and works by Polish composers with the most popular repertoire for presented instruments or ensembles.


Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Audience,

we are pleased that for the sixth time we can together with the Karol Szymanowski Krakow Philharmonic, invite you to participate in the Krakow Musical Autumn. This year we offer you a series of five concerts and an accompanying concert. This is due to the interest of listeners and the support of our idea by the City of Krakow, which we would like to thank for seeing the festival in the panorama of Krakow's cultural life.

The program of each festival edition assumed the presentation of works by Polish and foreign composers, contemporary works and those belonging to the classics of the repertoire intended for chamber instrumental compositions - so it will be this time too. This year, our invitation to perform the inaugural concert was accepted by the well-known and liked by the audience and appreciated by critics - Lutosławski Quartet, which will present works by Stanisław Moniuszko, Witold Lutosławski and Dmitrij Szostakowicz. On the second day, a duet like we have never had befor at our festival: flutist Ania Karpowicz and pianist Marek Bracha. They will present a program consisting of the works of Mieczysław Weinberg, Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern and Aaron Copland. On the third day, the concert for four hands: Piotr Różański and Grzegorz Mania will sit at one piano and present works of Antonin Dvořák, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Emil Wojtacki, Władysław Żeleński and Johannes Brahms. Day four is also the first premiere - Polish - violinist Volodja Balzarolsky and pianist Peter Caelen will perform piece written by the American composer Aaron Alter. The program will also include works by Leoš Janáček, Antonin Dvořák, Ludomir Różycki and Johannes Brahms. At the end of this year's edition of the Krakow Musical Autumn, soprano Joanna Freszel and pianist Bartłomiej Kominek will present a selection of Songs by Fryderyk Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko, Sergei Rachmaninov, Karol Szymanowski, Grażyna Bacewicz, Alberto Ginaster and Sławomir Zamuszko. During this concert, the artists will also premiere the work of Marta Ptaszyńska, commissioned and written specially for the sixth edition of the Krakow Musical Autumn as part of the "Composing Commissions" program of the Institute of Music and Dance. This year, we do not want to part with you right after the end of the Krakow Musical Autumn, so a few days after the closing concert, we also offer a unique accompanying concert: flutist Tito Cicaresse and accordion player Gianni Fassetta will perform the most beautiful pieces of film, opera and more.

We are happy that you have been with us for six years now!

Jan Kalinowski and Marek Szlezer

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Elena Lola Loli

Graduated with honours from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Her diploma work film “And I Am the World” took place in “Coming Out 2014” exhibition of best diploma works. Author of graphic and musical performances based on contemporary music and surreal literature. Film and stage actress. Polish Film Academy Award winner – in 2009 she received “Eagle” for role in the movie “Little Moscow”.
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