The 13th ‘Chopin and His Europe’ Festival will take place between August 12-30, 2017 at several of Warsaw’s premiere venues for classical music. This year’s edition, subtitled ‘Before the Great Jubilee – From Bach to Chopin’, is a peculiar prologue to the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s regaining of independence, which will fall in 2018.
Amongst the many incredible performers featured at this Festival, a pride of place is given to laureates of the prestigious International Chopin Competition, which is run by the same organization as the Festival—the National Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw (NIFC). Laureates on the program this year include: Garrick Ohlsson, Yulianna Avdeeva, Seong-Jin Cho, Yundi, Eric Lu, Gabriela Montero, Paweł Wakarecy, Krzysztof Jabłoński, and Szymon Nehring. Polish composers whose works will be performed include: Karol Szymanowski, Mieczysław Wajnberg, Karol Kurpiński, Stanisław Szczepanowski, Witold Lutosławski, Władysław Żeleński, Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński, Franciszek Mirecki, Paweł Szymański, Juliusz Zarębski, Zygmunt Stojowski, and, of course, Fryderyk Chopin.
August 12-30, 2017
‘Chopin and His Europe’ Festival
Various venues around Warsaw
Info & Tickets: chopin.nifc.pl