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21st Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Lublin


02 April Sunday
  • Tickets from 50 zł

Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival took place, for the first time in history, in 1997 and commemorated the 170th anniversary of the creator of the IX Symphony’s death. It became a permanent and important element of the cultural life of Europe. Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe EFFE (Gent) appreciated its importance and admitted it to the Association in October 2001.

The programme of every edition of the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival (held for the first 7 years in Krakow, and since 2004 in Warsaw) is different and shows achievements of European music in an interesting and varied manner. Every edition shows the music of Beethoven from different perspectives and allows the listeners to perceive his inspirations, the impact of his music on creators from different eras and the place of Beethoven in the world of contemporary art and in contemporary world alike.

Elżbieta Penderecka, Director of the Festival, remains consistent in careful selection of the concerts’ programme, so that it is presented in its best interpretation and on the highest world level. The artists who had already performed at the Festival include pianists, e.g. Garrick Ohlsson, Alexei Lubimov, Piotr Anderszewski, Rudolf Buchbinder, cellists, e.g. Boris Pergamenchikow, Arto Norasa, David Geringas, violinists, e.g. Anne-Sophie Mutter, Gideon Kremer and Chee-Yun, singers, e.g. Gabriela Benačkova, Christiane Libor, Izabella Kłosińska, Simon Estes, Andreas Schmidt and Wendy Nielsen, conductors, e.g. Helmuth Rilling, Christoph von Dohnányi, Saulius Sondeckis, Johannes Goritzki, Antoni Wit and James Conlon, bands, e.g. Norddeutcher Rundfunk Orchester, Gächinger Kantorei and BachAkademie Stuttgart, I Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, Kremerata Baltica, Wiener Akademie, Saint Petersburg Hermitage Symphony Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Bach Akademie Stuttgart, English Chamber Orchestra, The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Sinfonia Varsovia, Shanghai Quartet or The Warsaw Philharmonic - The National Orchestra and Choir of Poland.

From 2 to 4 April 2017, Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival will premiere at the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin. Festival provides an opportunity for the Lublin citizens to immerse in the rich repertoire of classical music performed by the most outstanding groups from all over the world. Regarding its culture-forming role in Poland and abroad, it is also an opportunity to promote Lublin and, in this context, to rank it in the high position compared to other cities. During the Lublin edition of the Festival, we will hear three world class groups that will present the transversal repertoire of the classical music.

April 2, 2017: Polish premiere of String Quartet No. 4 by Krzysztof Penderecki (written for Belcea Quartet in December 2016).

Belcea Quartet:

Corina Belcea, Axel Schacher, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Antoine Lederlin


Krzysztof Penderecki: String Quartet No. 4 (Polish Premiere)

Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 Op. 73 in F-Major


Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 Op. 59

Representatives of Romania, Switzerland, Poland and France

According to experts, it is nowadays one of the best string quartets in the world. Quartet, which was founded and is led by a Romanian Corina Belcea, was established in 1995 in London at the initiative of students from the Royal College of Music. The musicians play excellent string quartets by Schubert, Janaczek, Bartok and Britten. The Pole Krzysztof Chorzelski who plays the viola is a group member from the very beginning. He graduated from The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and Royal College of Music in London. In 1992, he won International Tadeusz Wroński Solo Violin Competition. At present, he is professor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

April 3, 2017: Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken

Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken – first time in Poland

Josep Pons – conductor

Javier Perianes – piano


Sergey Rachmaninov: Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 (20’)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor Concerto” (38’)


German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern is a radio orchestra that dates back to the 30’s of the XX century. In 2007, the group, that has its origins in a chamber orchestra, became one of the main philharmonic formations in Germany as a result of a fusion of two dynamic radio stations: Südwestfunk and SDR. At present, Orchesterporträt Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken gives regular concerts in Germany as well as in France, Belgium and Luxemburg while presenting a rich repertoire from classical music to contemporary composers. Deutsche Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken also organizes family concerts, concerts for children and workshops for younger audience. Records of the orchestra receive numerous awards and distinctions. The orchestra is conducted by Karel Mark Chichon, known for his temperament and musicality. In 2012, Chichon was awarded The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elisabeth II for achievements in the field of music.

April 4, 2017: Yu-Chien Tseng (violin), laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, and Hong Kong Sinfonietta conducted by Yip Wing-sie for the first time in Poland

Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Yip Wing-się – conductor

Yu-Chien Tseng – violin


Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major

Hong Kong Sinfonietta is nowadays one of the best orchestras in Hong Kong. It is conducted by a recognized conductor Yip Wing-sie. Sinfonietta is known for its energetic concerts and innovative programs. Orchestra regularly cooperates with eminent musicians from all around the world, e.g. Vladimir Ashkenazy, Plácido Domingo, Christopher Hogwood, Luciano Pavarotti and groups, such as Balet Bolshoy, English National Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.


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