With 2018 marking one hundred years of Polish independence, Poland will be the main focus of the upcoming jazzahead! festival in Bremen, Germany. The festival, which will run from 6th to 22nd April 2018, will partner with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s own Don’t Panic! We’re from Poland project to showcase Polish jazz and culture. Read more »about: Poland the Partner Country at jazzahead! 2018
At the turn of November and December 2017, Grzegorz Karnas Formula gave a series of concerts in China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Polish vocalist also conducted workshops for Asian students in all three countries. The tour was a part of the Jazz Po Polsku project promoting independent Polish music worldwide. Read more »about: Grzegorz Karnas Formula on Tour in Asia
Krzysztof Książek, a winner of highest prizes at national and international piano competitions, played a series of concerts in China. The programme of his recitals included works by Polish composers: Fryderyk Chopin, Karol Szymanowski and Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Read more »about: Pianist Krzysztof Książek Tours China
2017’s second Jazz Po Polsku China tour kicked off at the turn of September and October. The lineup included bands such as Rafał Sarnecki Sextet, Marek Napiórkowski Sextet, Paweł Kaczmarczyk Audiofeeling Trio, Michał Milczarek Trio and Kuba Cichocki Quartet who gave concerts in 14 Chinese cities. Read more »about: Jazz Po Polsku Live in China 2017
The 7th edition of I, CULTURE Orchestra begins this year’s True Emotions Inspire concert tour. The repertoire will include such ambitious works as Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra, Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Cello Concerto. Read more »about: I, CULTURE Orchestra 2017 Tour
The Guri Youth Choir conducted by Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny will perform in São Paulo on 22nd and 23rd July 2017. Their repertoire will include pieces by renowned Polish composers Stanisław Moniuszko and Romuald Twardowski. Read more »about: Polish Sacral Music in São Paulo
Andrzej Czajkowski's opera will be staged in six British opera theatres, with the tour ending at the Royal Opera House in London. The Merchant of Venice is a co-production of the Bregenz Festival, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Polska Music Programme as well as the Grand Theatre National Opera in Warsaw.
Read more »about: Czajkowski Opera Tours UK with Finale at Royal Opera House
The Polish singer and composer Agata Zubel will perform at the New Music Festival on 13th July and 15th July 2017, alongside the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra will also perform an orchestral interpretation of Zubel's song In the Shade of an Unshed Tear and the Polish singer will give a solo performance.
Read more »about: Agata Zubel Performs in Baltimore
July 2017 saw the Stanisław Słowiński Quintet back on tour in China. The Kraków-based band gave seven concerts in Lanzhou, Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an. The shows were a part of the Jazz Po Polsku project and the Season of Culture – a programme of the Chinese Ministry of Culture.
Read more »about: Stanisław Słowiński’s Second China Tour
Adam Kośmieja, a well-known Polish pianist acclaimed at home and abroad, performed twice at the Beijing Modern Music Festival. In his solo recital, he played works from the repertoire of outstanding contemporary Polish composers. He also made an appearance at the final concert of the festival. Read more »about: Adam Kośmieja at Beijing Modern Music Festival
On 7th May 2017, contemporary Polish classical music will fill the Sala São Paulo – one of the most prestigious concert halls in South America. A day earlier, 6th May, the same repertoire will be performed at the Sala Acrísio de Camargo in Indaiatuba. Read more »about: Polish Contemporary Music in São Paulo
Marzena Diakun will conduct four concerts between 27th and 29th April 2017 in Sala São Paulo, one of the most prestigious concert halls in Brazil, often compared to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Musikverein in Vienna. Read more »about: Diakun Plays Szymanowski in São Paulo
After the success of Polish musicians at the 2016 Early Music Season, in 2017 the event also hosted Polish artists specialising in early music. This prestigious festival is organised by Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute under its brand Culture.pl. Read more »about: Polish Musicians at Early Music Season in China
Master classes, lectures, concerts and the world premiere of a new piece of music. The 2nd Polish Music Festival in Campinas will be full of exciting events. During their South American tour, the Cracow Duo will take part in the festival and play at universities across South America. Read more »about: Cracow Duo in South America
Tallin Music Week is one of the most important music festivals in the Baltic region. Since its foundation in 2009, the festival has grown to include conferences such as Creativity For Change and even a Songwriters Camp. This year, six bands from Poland will perform at TMW: Coals, Janusz Prusinowski Kompania, Moo Latte, Rhythm Baboon, RAT and Sutari. Read more »about: Polish Bands at Tallinn Music Week
The Baltic Neopolis Quartet played a total of nine concerts in China and Japan. In Japan the quartet was accompanied by Vasko Vassilev, concertmaster of the Covent Garden Opera House in London, and the world-famous pianist Ingrid Fujiko Hemming. Read more »about: Baltic Neopolis Quartet Tours Asia
Clarinetist Wacław Zimpel and Hindu musicians' joint project Saagara gave another European concert tour. The ensemble performed in several Polish cities, as well as in Germany and Ukraine. Read more »about: Saagara's European Tour
This February, Mieczysław Weinberg’s music will ring out in Moscow. During a music forum at the Bolshoi Theatre, audiences will have the opportunity to learn about the life and work of The Passenger composer. Read more »about: Moscow Rediscovers Weinberg
MENT Ljubljana (1-3 February 2017) is hosting three Polish acts this year: Coals, Sotei and Teielte. Don’t Panic! We’re from Poland will host a reception at Kino Šiška and a large number of Polish delegates will take part in the conference panels. Read more »about: Poland at MENT Ljubljana!
On 20th January 2017, the Australian premiere of King Roger, directed by Kaspar Holten, will take place. The performance will be presented in Sydney and Melbourne, and is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and its Polska Music programme. Read more »about: King Roger Debuts in Australia
Two Polish bands are playing this year at Eurosonic Noorderslag – Buslav and Trupa Trupa! The event, which takes place in Groningen, Netherlands is highly opinion-forming and the biggest European music showcase festival. The 31st edition will happen between January 11th – 14th. Read more »about: Buslav and Trupa Trupa at Eurosonic 2017!
In early December 2016 jazz guitarist Rafał Sarnecki gave a concert tour in Malaysia. His Polish/Malaysian quintet performed at Penang Island Jazz Festival and in Kuala Lumpur. Performances were held as part of the Jazz Po Polsku project promoting Polish jazz in the international area. Read more »about: Rafał Sarnecki Quintet Performs in Malaysia
In December 2016 Saagara – an ensemble made up of Wacław Zimpel, Girdhar Udupa, Bharghava Halambi and K Raja recorded a new album in Bangalore and played a series of concerts across India. According to critics, this extraordinary Indo-Polish music project has a chance for an international success. Read more »about: Saagara Ensemble Gave Concerts in India
Polish bands will be one of the main attractions at two upcoming music festivals in Brazil: Antimatéria Festival in Rio de Janeiro and Música Estranha Festival in São Paulo. Culture.pl is a partner of both events as part of its programme to present Polish culture in Brazil in 2016. Read more »about: LXMP and Mitch & Mitch in Brazil
Between 16-18 November comes the Budapest Showcase Festival. It will feature upcoming musicians from all over Eastern-Europe and showcase their music for the international and regional professional public and music fans. Polish artists Brodka, Buslav, Coals will perform and Don’t Panic! We’re from Poland is a partner of the event. Read more »about: Polish Artists at the BUSH Festival
On 25th October, Stanisław Soyka and the Cracow Singers vocal ensemble will sing Shakespeare’s sonnets at the 12th International Shakespeare Festival in Yerevan. The Polish partner of the event, which will take place at the State Chamber Musical Theatre, is the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and its flagship brand Culture.pl. Read more »about: Soyka Sings Shakespeare's Sonnets in Armenia
This year, the event will take place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain between October 19 - 23. Polish representatives decided to team up with contemporary music bands and designers. As a result, Poland will have its exhibition stand designed by the "Gdyby" group from Gdańsk. Read more »about: Poland at Womex 2016
Eight Polish artists performed at 2016 Zandari Festa in South Korea. The festival, taking place from 30th September to 3rd October, saw more than 160 acts performing at a dozen venues to crowds of music fans, journalists and global industry professionals. Read more »about: Polish Artists at Zandari Festa 2016
Four Polish bands will perform during Reeperbahn Festival 2016. The Don`t Panic! We`re from Poland showcase will take place at Häkken on September 22nd. The Don`t Panic! We`re from Poland showcase will take place at Häkken on September 22nd. Read more »about: Polish Bands at the Reeperbahn Festival