Grafika 58. edycji Międzynarodowego Festiwalu Wratislavia Cantans
Design: Wojtek Świerdzewski
Mother Nature

We invite you to the 58th International Festival Wratislavia Cantans, one of the most important classical music events in Europe.

Founded in 1966 by Andrzej Markowski as an oratorio and cantata festival, Wratislavia Cantans to this day focuses primarily on celebrating the beauty of the human voice. Presented by the National Forum of Music in Wrocław, it epitomises the highest artistic and organisational quality. Each year, concerts of classical music stars attract thousands of music lovers to the state-of-the-art halls of the NFM, the historic venues of Wrocław and several towns in Lower Silesia.

In recent years, Wratislavia Cantans has hosted, among others, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Zubin Mehta with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Philippe Herreweghe, Giovanni Antonini, Paul McCreesh, Julia Lezhneva, Philippe Jaroussky, Jordi Savall and such ensembles as: Collegium Vocale Gent, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Il Giardino Armonico, and English Baroque Soloists.

The title of this year’s edition – Mother Nature – was inspired by Joseph Haydn’s The Seasons. During the festival, we will look at how people understand nature, relate to it and how they perceive their relationships with it since the dawn of time. Thus, both human and cosmic perspectives will intertwine. We will look for their roots, immersing ourselves in Baroque and folk music. There will also be questions about the creation of the world and the place that humans occupy in it, which will culminate in the finale of the festival with a programme referring to the elements. The motif of nature will be present in each concert programme, in the works of not only old composers, but also contemporary ones. The festival will touch upon the theme of motherhood and its cultural relationships with nature – both in the biblical and anthropological context. Mother Nature encourages us to ask ourselves existential questions and at the same time experience the joy of music.

FestivalEN Events Wratislavia Cantans

Christoph Eschenbach / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
7:30 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Crazy in Love
Fahmi Alqhai / Accademia del Piacere
7:00 PM
Aula Leopoldina
The Seasons
Giovanni Antonini / Il Giardino Armonico
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Mater Dei
Alicia Amo / Musica Boscareccia
12:30 PM
Oratorium Marianum
Angel Voices
Enrico Onofri / NFM Girls’ Choir
7:00 PM
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
The Times of the Day
Marcin Świątkiewicz / Arte dei Suonatori
7:00 PM
White Stork Synagogue
Songs of Nature
Tõnu Kaljuste & Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
7:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Wayne Marshall`s Organ Recital
3:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Stabat Mater
Giovanni Antonini / NFM Boys’ Choir
7:00 PM
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
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The Elements
Andreas Scholl / Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall

Festivals EN Andrzej Kosendiak

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.

Wratislavia Cantans - Antonini EN

Giovanni Antonini
Artistic Director of Wratislavia Cantans

Born in Milan, Giovanni Antonini studied at the Civica Scuola di Musica and at the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva. He is a founder member of the Baroque ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, which he has led since 1989. With this ensemble, he has appeared as conductor and soloist on the recorder and Baroque transverse flute in Europe, the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Japan, and Malaysia. He is Artistic Director of the Wratislavia Cantans International Festival in Poland and Principal Guest Conductor of the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and Kammerorchester Basel.

Jolanta Galary
Producer / Programme Coordinator of International Festival Wratislavia Cantans / Manager of LutosAirQuintet
Oliwia Kosendiak
Producer / Production Coordinator of International Festival Wratislavia Cantans / Chamber Concerts Coordinator

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