The tenth edition of the ‘Chopin and His Europe’ Festival will be held in Warsaw from August 15-31, 2014, under the motto “From Chopin to Grieg and Panufnik.” Over the course of the 17 days of the Festival, masterpieces of nineteenth-century repertoire will resonate with those of twentieth-century composers. A highlight of this year’s Festival will be the performance of 16 compositions by Sir Andrzej Panufnik, whose 100th birth anniversary is celebrated throughout 2014, including at all-Panufnik program on August 27.
Polish composers and Polish musicians are featured on nearly every program of this rich Festival. To see a full listing of concerts and performers, visit: chopin.nifc.pl.
The International Music Festival “Chopin and his Europe” was established in 2005 and immediately recognized as a major artistic event. During the first 3 years of its existence the Festival managed to find its place and play a leading role among the most important events promoting Polish culture abroad. The main purpose of the Festival is to present the music of Fryderyk Chopin in a broad cultural context and is organized by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute.