Kraków Philharmonic

 

The modernist building on Zwierzyniecka street, completed in 1931 , don  the initiative of Prince Cardinal Adam Sapieha and initially functioning as a Catholic House , since 1945 has been used by the Kraków Philharmonic as the city’s main concert hall. Interestingly, the building remains the property of the Kraków Catholic Curia.

The main concert hall has 700 seats, and the building houses also two smaller chamber concert halls (Golden and Blue).

The origins of the Kraków professional symphony orchestra reach back to 1909. Its first director was Feliks Nowowiejski. The current name of the orchestra was established in 1937. Kraków's musicians have entertained their audiences for over 100 years now, with just two, few years’, breaks during the two world wars.

Among the most outstanding artists that performed so far at the Kraków Philharmonic are such renowned conductors and soloists as: the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Antoni Wit, Zygmunt Latoszewski, Dean Dixon, Antal Dorati, Gilbert Levine, Jean Martinon, Vladimir Ponkin, John Pritchard, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Volker Wangenheim, Carlo Zecchi, Victoria de los Angeles, Claudio Arrau, Gina Bachauer, Arturo Benedetti - Michelangeli, Cathy Berberian, Stanisław Bunin, Shura Cherkassky, Zara Dołuchanowa, Dorothy Dorow, Annie Fischer, Emil Gilels, Sidney Harth, Gary Karr, Nigel Kennedy, Leonid Kogan, Gidon Kremer, Nikita Magaloff, Witold Małcużyński, Yehudi Menuhin, Midori, Schlomo Mintz, Tatiana Nikołajewa, Lew Oborin, Garrick Ohlsson, Dawid and Igor Ojstrach, Vlado Perlemuter, Maurizio Pollini, Ruggiero Ricchi, Mścisław Rostropowicz, Światosław Richter, Artur Rubinstein, Izaac Stern, Daniel Szafran, Henryk Szeryng, Narciso Yepes, Yo - Yo Ma, Teresa Żylis - Gara.



Current repertoire of the Kraków Philharmonic is available on its official website.

 

 

 

 

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