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Anna Maria Jopek and Kroke, photo: Dominik Musiałek

The events held in March as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Hong Kong International Film Festival will provide Hong Kong residents with a unique opportunity to encounter with Polish literature, jazz and classical music as well as animation. The artists to perform in Hong Kong include: Maciej Fortuna, Kroke, Anna Maria Jopek and Mariusz Wilczyński.

Tropical Craze directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, TR Warszawa, photo: Stefan Okołowicz

From 10th to 18th February 2018, Yokohama will host TPAM2018 – Performing Arts Meeting. The event will feature three productions of TR Warszawa, one of the most important theatres in Poland, directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna.

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The Symphony Orchestra of Artur Malawski Philharmonic in Rzeszów, photo courtesy of the Orchestra

The Symphony Orchestra of Artur Malawski Philharmonic in Rzeszów performed in China for the first time. The tour covered six cities in which the ensemble gave a total of nine concerts.

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Exhibition Prince Polonia, fragment of the exposition, photo courtesy of Clark House Initiative

Exhibition Prince Polonia curated by Janek Simon and Max Cegielski was presented at the Clark House Initiative in Mumbai. The project was based on the analysis of archive materials concerning relations between Poland and India before 1989.

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Scene from the film The Last Family, dir. Jan P. Matuszyński, 2016, photo by Hubert Komerski/Aurum Film

Between 25th November and 15th December 2017, Japanese film audiences had another opportunity to enjoy the greatest works of Polish cinema. The Polish Film Festival featured screenings of thirty Polish films, ranging from classic masterpieces to the latest works of young directors.

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Grzegorz Karnas, photo: Maciej Głowiński

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.

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​ Atsuko Seta, photo courtesy of the artist Atsuko Seta, photo courtesy of the artist Kliknij i przeciągnij, by przenieść. ​

Maestro Wojciech Czepiel conducted symphonic concerts of Polish classical music in Hanoi and Rangoon. During the concert in Vietnam, solo piano parts were performed by the Japanese pianist Atsuko Seta.

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Krzysztof Książek, photo: Piotr Markowski

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.

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Marek Napiórkowski, photo: Rafał Masłow

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.

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Yundi, photo: press materials / Yundi's official website

At the turn of August and September 2017, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, led by the world-famous Chinese pianist Yundi, toured China performing in the country’s most prestigious concert halls. The programme of the concerts featured both of Chopin’s piano concertos: in E Minor and F Minor.

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Awards Ceremony  of the1st Beijing International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists, photo courtesy of Beijing 21st Century

In August 2017, winners of the 1st Beijing International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists toured Poland at the invitation of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. The young Chinese pianists visited places related to Fryderyk Chopin, including Warsaw and the composer’s birthplace in Żelazowa Wola.

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Stanisław Słowiński, photo: Michał Łepecki

We talk with Stanisław Słowiński, jazz violinist and frontman of the Stanisław Słowiński Quintet few days before the band's departure for their second tour of China.

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Stanisław Słowiński, photo: Maciej Stachowicz

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.

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