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International Composition Competition Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta — address change


Dear Participants,
The mail address of our institution has changed on June 1st, 2019. We kindly ask you to send the application letters to: Orkiestra Stołecznego Królewskiego Miasta Krakowa Sinfonietta Cracovia, ul. W. Łokietka 14, 30-010 Kraków.
The letters send by post mail will be redirected automatically. The letters send by other delivery operators require changing the address.





Sinfonietka — children’s concert





Stars with Sinfonietta — Marisol Montalvo / concert announcement






Stars with Sinfonietta — Marisol Montalvo






International Composition Competition Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta under the honorary patronage of Prof. Krzysztof Penderecki


Compose a jubilee piece for the Sinfonietta Cracovia! More information at: sinfonietta.pl/composition-competition.





Viennese with Sinfonietta — Rainer Honeck





Stars with Sinfonietta — Patrick Gallois






Te Deum. Penderecki 85. Project — concert announcement






Stars with Sinfonietta — The Labèque sisters





Viennese with Sinfonietta — Daniel Ottensamer

New artistic season of Sinfonietta Cracovia





Sinfonietta Festival 2017 – video report





Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta Composition Competition: awards


We have the pleasure to announce the jury of the 4. International Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta Composition Competition held under the honorary patronage of prof. Krzysztof Penderecki, consisted of: Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, Eugeniusz Knapik, Jerzy Kornowicz, Marcel Chyrzyński, Jurek Dybał, Adam Wesołowski has reached its verdict.
Due to serious health issues prof. René Staar could not attend the session.


This year the jury did not decide to award the first prize. The second prize was awarded to Mr. Xavier van de Poll (Holland) for the piece Sinfonietta concertante per Sinfonietta. The Tale of Prince Ivanovich.
The jury has also decided to award two equal, honorable mentions to Mr. Olgierd Juzali-Deprati (Poland) for the piece Sinfonietta concertante per Sinfonietta. Adagio concertante and to Mr. Filippo Ferruggiara (Italy) for the piece Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta.


The composition of the second prize laureate, Mr. Xavier van de Poll, will receive its premiere on 22 June during the Sinfonietta Festival’s concert The roots. In memoriam Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (The Gallery of the 19 th Century Polish Art in Sukiennice ‒ MNK branch, 7.00 pm) and will be accompanied by the ceremony of awarding the diplommas to both the laureate and the recipients of the honorable mention.
Our congratulations go out both to the winner and the recipients of the honorable mention. We would also like to most sincerely thank the other competition’s participants for submitting their compositions.






4. Sinfonietta Festival: Sinfonia Varsovia vs. Sinfonietta Cracovia 

Do Not Move The Capital to Krakow


The summer festival of the Sinfonietta Cracovia starting on the 21 June will bring us four unique concerts in the historic interiors of the famous Sukiennice and the beautiful gardens of the National Museum in Krakow plus a spectacular musical battle finale held in the Krakow Philharmonic.
The special guest of this year’s edition will be the outstanding, charismatic Polish conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk who will lead the Sinfonia Varsovia during the musical duel with Sinfonietta Cracovia performing under the baton of Jurek Dybał, its director and the mastermind behind the Festival’s unique programming. The tongue-in-cheek battle of the leading Polish orchestras will be judged by Filip Jaślar from the Grupa MocArta ‒ a musician-turned-comedian, beloved by the audience for his exceptional sense of humor (25 June).
We will also hear Tomasz Konieczny ‒ a world-famous Polish singer regularly performing on such iconic scenes as Vienna State Opera, La Scala or Metropolitan Opera ‒ who will be the star of the concert comemorating the late composer Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (22 June).
Chamber music enthusiasts will be delighted by the virtuoso duel of the Sinfonia Varsovia Quintet with the Sinfonietta Cracovia’s Chamber Musicians’ Quintet, which will inaugurate the festival (21 June).
The programme will also include two (!) free concerts for all Cracovians and Sinfonietta’s guests: the next edition of the innovative, highly popular Clubbing with chamber music (23 June) and an open-air cross-over concert Lutosławski, from Warsaw (June 24) with Magda Navarrete.

Ladies and gentlemen: stay tuned ‒ we’ve got a truly exceptional musical feast ahead of us!





Sinfonietta Cracovia – Grand German Tour 2018


The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.










The subject of the Competition is an original piece entitled Sinfonietta concertante per Sinfonietta created for a solo violin, solo cello and string orchestra (max. ensemble formation: 5-4-3-3-1).

Duration of the piece must from 7 to 12 minutes.

More information at: Composition competition.








Sinfonietta Cracovia has a pleasure to announce opening for the positions:


  • viola solo (18.05.2018)
  • II violin – tutti (19.05.2018)


More information at: sinfonietta.pl/auditions.





Sinfonietta Cracovia & Tomasz Konieczny at Opera Rara Festival


Opera „The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” by Michael Nyman with great Polish baritone Tomasz Konieczny and Sinfonietta Cracovia under the baton of Jurek Dybał, only at Opera Rara Festival in Krakow.

More information at: operarara.pl/programme



4, 7, 12 February 2018, 7 PM

ICE Krakow Congress Centre




Tomasz Konieczny – baritone
Marisol Montalvo – soprano
Stanley Jackson – tenor
Kristof Spiewok – director

Jurek Dybał – conductor
Sinfonietta Cracovia


photo by Kristof Spiewok






Over 200 artists gathered on the stage situated in the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin will perform Seven Gates of Jerusalem — the monumental work of Krzysztof Penderecki.  The piece, relatively rarely performed due to its gigantic executive apparatus, will be conducted on 9 February by the Maestro Penderecki himself.

„Seven Gates of Jerusalem” is a monumental composition based on the Old Testament texts — as it’s written for an ensemble of 120 instrumentalists, 90 choir singers, 5 soloists and reciter its performances are of a unique musical spectacle. The piece will be performed by the Sinfonietta Cracovia and the Krakow Philharmonic Choir alongside a number of excellent singers (Hossa, Sikora, Lubańska, Zdunikowski, Nowacki). The musicians will be joined by an outstanding Polish actor Sławomir Holland, who will perform as a reciter.

More information at: spotkaniakultur.com/en


Krzysztof Penderecki – SEVEN GATES OF JERUSALEM – 700th Anniversary of Lublin

9 February 2018, 7.00 PM

Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin



Krzysztof Penderecki – conductor

Iwona Hossa – soprano
Karolina Sikora – soprano
Anna Lubańska – mezzosoprano
Adam Zdunikowski – tenor
Piotr Nowacki – bass
Sławomir Holland – reciter
Sinfonietta Cracovia
Krakow Philharmonic Choir


phtoto by Piotr Markowski