Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music

The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music aims to support highly talented young musicians from all over the world in order to enable them to develop their skills and achieve artistic maturity. The center has become a meeting place for talented musicians and professors – leading specialists in the performing arts, composition and humanities in the broadest sense. The guests of the center cultivate the spiritual values ​​of the Central European traditions in master-disciple partnerships.

Through valuable contacts and a lively exchange of experiences, the young artists are given sound knowledge of musical styles as well as the structure and content of musical works. Through an introduction to the philosophical, religious and social foundations of music, the young artists are encouraged to practice and develop their skills for performance, whereby their imagination should always take precedence over pure technique.

The main aim of the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music is to encourage talented young musicians in the interpretation of solo literature, chamber music and orchestral works under the personal guidance of living contemporary composers.

From the statutes:

Areas of responsibility

1. The primary task of the centre is the construction of a campus and a concert hall in order to be able to realize the following statutory goals:

  • The education of the best young musicians from all over the world to the highest level of artistic maturity.
  • Organizing (at the core) the encounters of these young artists with teachers and with professors working in the field of humanities in order to enable an exchange of experiences and joint learning and study in the spirit of the Central European musical tradition.
  • The younger generation of musicians should be given sound musical knowledge by means of valuable contacts and the exchange of experiences, which should lead to a better understanding of musical structures and styles.
  • Students should be encouraged to develop a performance practice in which imagination always takes precedence over pure technique; this requires an in-depth study of the philosophical and social context of each individual work.

2. The Centre will cooperate with natural and legal persons and non-juridical organizations in order to fulfill the statutory objectives under No.1.

3. Objectives other than those under No. 1 may be pursued with the prior consent of all organizers.

Programme Board

Monika Gubała
Elżbieta Penderecka
Adrianna Poniecka-Piekutowska

Wojciech Skruch
Wojciech Widłak
Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa

Master Classes

Master courses have taken place with
Helena Łasarska, Voice
Grigori Zhyslin, Violin
Ivan Monighetti, Violoncello
Arto Noras, Violoncello
Michel Lethiec, Clarinet
Radovan Vlatkovic, Horn