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6th International Sfogato Music & Arts Festival
Publication date: 2015-09-04
International Sfogato Music & Arts Festival is the only regular festival event in Kraków inspired purely by the music and creative personality of Fryderyk Chopin. It is symbolized by the name of the event – “Sfogato”, the Italian word used for the first time by Fryderyk Chopin as a musical term to describe one of the episodes of his Barcarolle in F sharp major Op. 60.
This year's festival will be inaugurated by a concert Chopin Soirée: Hommage à Chopin (24 September, 6pm, Pod Gruszką Journalist Club), a tribute to Fryderyk Chopin on the occasion of his 205th birth anniversary and on the eve of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. The program of the evening will include the works of Chopin himself and pieces inspired by his music. The performers will be artists from Poland, Russia and Japan: Tomasz Jarosz – baritone, Marek Polanski – violin, Marta Polanska – piano, Izabela Seweryn – piano, Sergei Sultanov – piano, Jaga Wronska – singing & recitation, Marek Jaworski – piano, Anna Buczkowska – speaker, Kazuko Narumi – paintings.
The festival, lasting until 2 December, also includes: multimedia projection “Chiaro-scuro”, piano workshop co-organised by the piano portal MartAtelier.co, International Sfogato Ringtone & Signal Composers Competition and the Conference: Music – Art – Media.
Admission to all festival events is free.