Gdańsk Music Festival

The 9th Gdańsk Music Festival will be held between April 8 and 15, 2016. The theme of the 2016 edition is “Polish Concert,” reflecting the focus not only on Polish composers of all eras, but also Polish performers, both established and up-and-coming, and ensembles.

This year, the festival’s artist-in-residence will be legendary Maxim Vengerov, who will give violin masterclass and present concerts by Henryk Wieniawski and Karol Szymanowski at the final gala. The program also includes performances by Nelson Goerner with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra with Wojciech Rajski, pianist Georgijs Osokins (finalist of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition), cellist Maciej Kułakowski (winner of the 10th Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition) with AMADEUS Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra under Agnieszka Duczmal, Sinfonietta Pomerania under Tadeusz Dixa, Polish Chamber Choir under Jan Łukaszewski, Cappella Gedanensis (which celebrates its 35th anniversary) led by English conductor, and countertenor Paul Esswood, as well as several other chamber concerts and workshops.

[Sources: polmic.plgdanskifestiwal.pl]