About the Festival
International Royal Cracow Piano Festival is the first cultural event taking place in Krakow, which is fully devoted to piano music. The main idea of the Festival is to present piano masters and young adepts of piano art experiencing their musical careers and what is more, laureates of prestigious Internatio-nal Piano Competitions: the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Van Cliburn Piano Competition in Fort Worth, and Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. The main objective of the Festival is to encourage the world piano elite to visit and perform in Krakow.
Krakow has become the cradle of great piano traditions. The Festival organised by young generation of pianists, graduates of the Academy of Music in Krakow is directed strictly to resurrect old traditions, shaping and giving them new artistic look. We are honoured to welcome here the eminent artists, who come to Krakow from all over the world to share their time, to perform and to enchant Krakow audience with touching interpretations of piano music in this magical atmosphere of the Old Town.
The Festival is a superb occasion to get acquainted with the works of distinguished composers also for those who are just beginning their musical adventure with classical music.
Wishing you amazing musical emotions,
With kind regards,
dr hab. Marian Sobula
Artistic Director of the Festival