From June 30 – July 4, the 3rd edition of Sinfonietta Festival took place in Kraków. This year’s theme was “Sinfonietta is a woman.” This five day long musical marathon hosted by the Sinfonietta Cracovia was dedicated to female instrumentalists, composers and muses—not only the ones who are widely known and valued, but also the ones who are still waiting to establish their position in the pantheon of musical stars.
Performers included the world star of violin, Soyoung Yoon (winner of XIV Henryk Wieniawski Competition); young Polish violinist Amelia Maszońska (the winner of 4 special prizes at XV H. Wieniawski Competition, and winner of Sinfonietta Cracovia and TVP Kultura competitions); Orion Trio from Switzerland; Lethiec Trio from France; and opera stars Ewa Majcherczyk, as the lead in Rebeka Rota’s The Diary of Anne Frank, and Ulrike Helzel from Vienna.
Works performed included: Modlitwa dziewicy by Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska, String Quartet No 4 by Grażyna Bacewicz, Modlitwa Andrzeja by Roxanna Panufnik, Canzona di barocco by Henryk Czyż, and the premiere of the winner composition of the Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta International Composers Competition (see the Awards section for details).
June 30 – July 4, 2017
Various venues throughout Kraków
Tickets & Info: sinfonietta.pl