Forum Musicum

An early music festival held in August, presenting period instruments and historical performance practices. The concerts introduce works from the times from the Middle Ages to Romanticism and present early music in a broader context – historical and social. The programme is enriched by dance performances. The Artistic Director of the festival is Tomasz Dobrzański.

Andrzej Kosendiak
General Director

Prof Andrzej Kosendiak is a conductor and teacher, one of the most active musicians and organizers of musical life in Poland. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music at the Academy of Music in Wrocław. In the years 2001–2009 he was Head of the Interdepartmental Early Music Studio, and in 2013 he obtained a postdoctoral degree; in the years 2014–2016 he lectured at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. In 2021, the President of the Republic of Poland awarded him the title of professor. He is currently working at his alma mater.

Tomasz Dobrzański / fot. Łukasz Rajchert
Tomasz Dobrzański / fot. Łukasz Rajchert
Tomasz Dobrzański
Artistic director of Forum Musicum

He graduated from the Academy of Music in Wrocław in the clarinet class of Prof Mieczysław Stachura. He studied recorder with Gabriel Garrido at the Early Music Centre at the Conservatoire Populaire in Geneva and with Michel Piguet in the Basel Schola Cantorum, where he also studied historical clarinet under the direction of Pierre-Andre Taillard. Tomasz Dobrzański is a multi-instrumentalist - he also plays medieval plucked instruments, as well as shawms, bagpipes and onehand flutes. In addition, he reconstructs old musical instruments himself and makes copies of them.Since 2000, he has been in charge of the Wrocław ensemble Ars Cantus, which has recorded numerous recordings of unknown music from Wrocław and Silesia. At the same time, he is involved in teaching and championing of early music. At the Wrocław Academy of Music and the Second Degree State Music School, he runs the recorder class.

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