The master’s birthday
Add date: Saturday, 23 November 2013
An outstanding composer and Krakow’s Honorary Citizen, Krzysztof Penderecki, is celebrating his 80th birthday today. Therefore, we would like to invite you to a premiere screening of a documentary entitled Penderecki. Droga przez labirynt [Penderecki. A Road through the Labyrinth] which will take place this Monday (the 25th of November) at the Kijów.Centrum cinema.
Born to be a composer
Add date: Friday, 22 November 2013
“I started composing at a young age. When I turned 16, I already had a heavy suitcase filled with my pieces. My father found a theoretician of music in Krakow, Professor Skołyszewski, who was to evaluate the level of my works. I brought him the suitcase and he asked me to leave it with him and return in two days. When I came back, he told me that I was born to be a composer. I agreed without any hesitation. He also told me to give up the violin, because anyone can learn to play the violin, while very few can be composers,” Krzysztof Penderecki tells Jacek Nizinkiewicz in an interview in Rzeczpospolita.
Penderecki. Droga przez labirynt
Add date: Monday, 18 November 2013
This coming Monday (the 25th of November) – two days after Krzysztof Penderecki's 80th birthday – we would like to invite everyone to the Kijów.Centrum cinema for the premiere screening of Anna Schmidt's documentary, Penderecki. Droga przez labirynt (Wege durch Labyrinth. Der Komponist Krzysztof Penderecki).
KMag sums up Sacrum Profanum
Add date: Friday, 15 November 2013
“The 11th renewed edition of the Sacrum Profanum festival proved that good light music is much better than fancy marriages of entertainment and classics,” writes Janusz Noniewicz in the KMag magazine, summing up this year’s edition of the event.
Penderecki 2.0 in the latest issue of Newsweek
Add date: Tuesday, 12 November 2013
“In recent years, Krzysztof Penderecki has grown younger by a couple of decades. He is celebrating his 80th birthday, but at the same time, going deeper and deeper into the world of pop culture more and more boldly. Recently, he has been invited to a Sigur Rós concert. Afterwards, he said: I’ve lost so many years, having no idea what great artists there are in the world,” writes Dawid Karpiuk in the latest issue of the Newseek weekly.
Marcin Stańczyk, Scholarship holder
Add date: Thursday, 7 November 2013
Marcin Stańczyk – composer well-known to the audience of the Sacrum Profanum festival – is one of the winners of the scholarships granted by the City of Paris and the French Institute in Paris to artists working in the area of visual and stage arts, as well as literature. Apart from Stańczyk, there were only four other winners in the field of the performance arts. Congratulations!
Sacrum Profanum in the PRESS magazine’s ranking
Add date: Wednesday, 6 November 2013
The PRESS trade magazine has prepared an album entitled 101 eventów, które musisz znać [101 Events You Have to Know], i.e. a subjective selection of events shaping the image of brands and places. We are pleased to inform that this prestigious list includes as many as five events organised by the Krakow Festival Office: the Misteria Paschalia Festival, the Sacrum Profanum Festival, the Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, the FMF – Film Music Festival in Krakow, and the Opera Rara series.
Sacrum Profanum in Ninateka
Add date: Monday, 4 November 2013
Would you like to go back to the concerts of young Polish composers presented during last year’s edition of the Sacrum Profanum festival? It’s simple. Visit the Ninateka.pl portal, where you will find recordings made during the festival. We present to you once again: Sławomir Kupczak, Marcin Stańczyk, Aleksander Nowak, Agata Zubel, Paweł Mykietyn, and Cezary Duchnowski – along with their music. We highly recommend it!