Kwidzyn International Music Festival

26 Sep 2020 - 29 Oct 2020

Kwidzyn, Poland

Kwidzyn, Poland

Kwidzyn, Poland

Last updated: 10 Sep 2020

KWIDZYN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL is an event without stylistic restrictions woven into four seasons. It is an innovative idea to create a year-round music festival in Kwidzyn.
When creating our festival, we focus on a new quality and event that fits into the city landscape, while creating a completely new meeting place for residents with music at the highest artistic level in the world.
The festival includes:

Kwidzyn Music Spring
Kwidzyn All Souls' Jazz

New Music

The festival's artistic director is dr Iwona Glinka.

Kwidzyn Music Spring - The Two-Day International Festival is organised by the foundation Phasma-Music in the Castle of Kwidzyn.

June 29 and 30 (Streaming online)

The initiator of the festival is Dr Iwona Glinka (from Kwidzyn), soloist, educator, recording artist and leading performer of new and experimental music. The main idea of the IV Kwidzyn Music Spring International Festival is presenting the most interesting interpretations of music from ancient through to today using the original instruments, as well as portraying artistic phenomena inspired by music. The aim of the festival is to promote classical music and not only, among the residents of the city of Kwidzyn and Kwidzyn County.

The festival will collaborate with local artists, youth, and children.
The festival will contribute to the promotion of the city of Kwidzyn and its cultural heritage.

New Music - Kwidzyn Foundation Phasma-Music proudly announces KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD 2020.

September 26, 28 and 30 (Streaming online)

The International Composers’ Competition KWIDZYN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time. The composers’ selected works will be performed in the final concert on September, 26.

1. Vasilis Kolovos (Greece) - A sketch
2. Wojciech Chalupka (Poland) - Voix de loin
3. Romeo Wecks ( Germany) - Time between spaces
4. Eriko Yamaki (Japan) - Unexpectedly
5. Ananias Ananiadis (Greece) - Antiparathesis
6. Jane O'Leary (Ireland/USA) - feather-headed, frail, summoning
7. Paul Kopetz (Australia/Poland) - Icarus
8. Scott Brickman (USA) - Capriccio
9. Zach Gulaboff Davis (USA) - Crash
10. Szymon Borys (Poland) - Contemplatio
11. Brain T Field (USA) - Prelude, Air & Whisper
12. Andrzej Mozgala (Poland) - Wiosenne Igraszki

Kwidzyn All Souls' Jazz - a series of jazz concerts, organised in many Polish cities in November during the all soul period.

October 28 and 29

The oldest cycle of concerts is the Jazz All Souls' Day in Krakow, which already has over half a century of tradition. In 1954, jazzmen for the first time met on November 1 in the gymnasium of the Krakow primary school at ul. Queen Jadwiga. It was the only day off when they could meet and play a jam session together. Tyrmand appeared, who started playing the Swanee River pipe, then played Melomani, Komeda, Kurylewicz, Witold Sobociński and other musicians from Warsaw, Poznań and Silesia.
In the following years in the period of Zaduszek, well-known jazzmen from all over Poland came to Krakow and played together, often in private apartments. Krzysztof Komeda, Jerzy Matuszkiewicz, Andrzej Trzaskowski and Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski attracted many jam enthusiasts to the jam session.
From 1956, the preparation of subsequent Zaduszek was done by the Jazz Club "Helikon". They have developed under his patronage on a larger scale. Concerts were held, among others in the Philharmonic and at the Piwnica pod Baranami
Zaduszki in Siedlce (from 1957), in Poznań (since 2002), Bydgoszcz (from 1961), Wrocław, Ełk, and Opole (since 1994) have a long tradition.
Pomorskie Zaduszki Jazzowe have been held since 1998 in many places in Gdynia and Gdańsk with the participation of Pomeranian jazz musicians. Smaller towns also regularly organize Jazz All Souls. In Węgorzewo, there are jazz All Souls with the participation of famous musicians of the Polish jazz scene.
Zaduszki in many cities is preparing the Dominican Order. In Warsaw, they take place at the seat of the Order on Freta Street and in Służew, as well as in Krakow, Lublin and Rzeszów.
The tradition of organizing Jazz All Souls has also moved abroad. From 2006, Jazz All Souls' Day takes place in Toronto, during which famous Polish jazzmen play. They were initiated by Polish-Canadian vocalist and composer Ola Turkiewicz, who performed alongside guitarist Jarosław Śmietana. The concert was also attended by Canadian jazzmen: Don Thompson, Neil Swainson, Reg Shwager, and Terry Clarke.

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Practical info

Pricerange per day
Classical Music , Jazz , Electronic Music , Early Music
Partner hotel , AirBnb
Fast snack , Snack bar , Self service resto , Resto , Star resto , Veggie/vegan , Gluten-lactose free
Main target group
25 - 50 y/o
Directions & transport
Car park , Train/tram/bus , Shuttle service
City center
Average attendence per day
500 to 2000 attendees
Art disciplines
Digital Arts , Film , Music , Opera , Photography/Video
Support for disabled people