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PIŁA FESTIVAL & ACADEMY

which will begin on 24 August 2019, is connected with concerts performed by world-famous artists and also a very special idea of promotion  remarkably talented young string musicians.
The art director of this festival is a Polish cellist, soloist, chamber musician, laureate of prestigious music awards and a professor in the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw and the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk, MARCIN ZDUNIK.
The aim of this festival is to develop a high culture through popularizing classical music in the city and the region as well. We cooperate with the best Polish philharmonic orchestras.We invite to the city at Gwda River eminent musical individualities-soloists, Polish and foreign chamber bands. We make a unique cultural brand.  
Our event is very important in Poland and Europe. We want to change, facinate and astonish. Due to our constant work, we want the participation in PILA FESTIVAL & ACADEMY for all students, artists and music lovers to have  an honorable aspect.
Master Classes will be hosted by classical music artists:
Marcin Zdunik / cello –  the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk, the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw
Danjulo Ishizaka – Basel Music Academy and Berlin University of the Arts (UDK Berlin)
Anna Maria Staśkiewicz – Sinfonia Varsovia Academy
Alexander Sitkovetsky – Royal Academy of Music London
Katarzyna Budnik – the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw
All students during the consultations and conserts will be accompanied, as a tradition, by the  best Polish chamber pianists Grzegorz Skrobiński i Piotr Kopczyński / the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw/, Michał Francuz / The I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan /.
The consultations of jazz improvisation will be leaded by the world-famous Polish  jazz pianist Włodek Pawlik. In 2014 he became a laureate of GRAMMY AWARDS (award regarded as an equivalent of OSCAR in film) in a category Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for the album  Night in Calisia, recorded together with a trumpeter Randy Brecker, the Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra and Włodek Pawlik Trio.
THE AGENDA
In the Bossa Nova rythym, the day before the opening of the event in the Staszic Museum garden- Janusz Strobel and Wlodzimierz Nahorny, there is no need to  recommend the artists. The concert is devoted to Brazilian composers in the 60th anniversary of origins Bossa Nova.
FESTIVAL will be officially inaugurated by the concert of  POLISH SOLOISTS STRING ORCHESTRA. The band consists of the most prominent young Polish musicians from Poland, who are the laureates of more than 200 awards all over the world, also the director and the first instrumentalist in orchestra is a violinist Sebastian Czaja. The soloists will be Danjulo Ishizaka, Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Marcin Zdunik.
 WŁODEK PAWLIK trio, is definitely the next event in our  Festival. This time Moniuszko in the jazz.
Probably, the recital of laureate Imola Piano Festival  deserves  the great interest of music lovers. The concert is being organized in cooperation with Accademia Pianistica Internazionale "Incontri col Maestro"   Imola / Italy.
The unique night concert in St. Family church performed by the ACADEMY professors – Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Katarzyna Budnik, Marcin Zdunik.
Every day,  beginning from 27 th August, the ACADEMY students will be giving their concerts in a new, beautiful concert hall of the Fryderyk Chopin Music School.
PIŁA FESTIVAL & ACADEMY will be closed by the Ceremonial Gala of giving Grand Prix and Music Personalities of ACADEMY, the laureates of this year’s edition will perform on the stage.
 
I warmly invite you to picturesque Pila,
the director of PILA FESTIVAL & ACADEMY
Andrzej Czaja
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