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Director

Andrzej Kosendiak

Director of the National Forum of Music, artist, conductor and pedagogue, Andrzej Kosendiak has earned an enviable reputation as one of the most active and committed musicians and organizers of music life in Poland. He graduated from the Department of Composition, Conducting and Music Theory of Wrocław Music Academy. In 2013 he obtained the academic degree of doctor habilitatus. For many years he taught at his Alma Mater, where in 2001-2009 he was head of the Cross-Department Early Music Studies. Since 2014 he has been Professor at the S. Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk. In 2005 he became Director of the Wrocław Philharmonic and the International Festival Wratislavia Cantans.

History

The first Polish Orchestra, post-World War II, was established in Wrocław by emigrant musicians from various parts of Poland after the downfall of the Festung Breslau, ended by the siege or Battle of Breslau, in 1945. These musicians established an orchestral ensemble under the direction of Stefan Syryłło and they began rehearsing in the Spring of 1945. Their first concert took place on June 29, 1945, opening solemnly with Chopin’s Polonaise in A major. The Orchestra inaugurated their first regular concert season on August 7th of the same year. Syryłło designated the orchestra on concert bills and in formal correspondence as ‘the Philharmonic’ although, the ensemble also served as the Opera orchestra and had never agreed on an official name. Nonetheless, the orchestra was referred to in later histories of Wrocław's cultural life as ‘the first Philharmonic’. Following its formulation, many accomplished Polish artists were invited to perform as guests with the Wrocław Philharmonic, among them, Ewa Bandrowska-Turska, Zbigniew Drzewiecki, Henryk Sztompka, Irena Dubiska and Eugenia Umińska. Stanisław Skrowaczewski was appointed associate conductor of the ensemble in 1946. The following season Kazimierz Wiłkomirski took over as its director. With Wiłkomirski at the helm, the Philharmonic continued to invite prominent Polish soloists to perform with the ensemble and began collaborations with international artists like Rafael Kubelík and Václav Smetáček, cellist Daniel Shafran, pianist Pavel Serebryakov, and bassist Paul Robeson. In 1949 the Wrocław Opera became a state institution and the orchestra was obliged to perform only opera repertoire, thus from 1949-1953, the 'Philharmonic' orchestra was absent from Wrocław’s cultural life.

Recordings

All CDs released by the National Forum of Music are sold by:

  • NFM SHOP during our concerts in the foyer
  • in the box office of the National Forum of Music
  • in selected music stores and in EMPIK bookstores

We also run distant sales.
You can place your orders at shop@nfm.wroclaw.pl
Shop coordinator’s mobile phone: +48 728 939 173

Awards

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Giovanni Antonini
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Andrzej Kosendiak
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Paul McCreesh
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Piotr Turkiewicz for Jazztopad Festival
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Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny
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Tomasz Dobrzański
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Jacek Kaspszyk
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International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
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Jazztopad Festival
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Benjamin Britten War Requiem 1962
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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Elijah 1846
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Hector Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts 1837
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Bella mia fiamma…Mozart Concert Arias
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NFM Choir
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The Salzburg Marian Mass
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Litanies of Ostra Brama
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Gorczycki II – Andrzej Kosendiak
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Gorczycki – Andrzej Kosendiak
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Folk Love: Miłość na ludowo
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Berg by Arrangement – Music for Strings
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Krenek: Music For Chamber Orchestra
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Lutosławski Mykietyn String Quartets
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Leoš Janáček Chamber Works
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Witold Lutosławski Opera Omnia 06
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Witold Lutosławski Opera Omnia 05
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Witold Lutosławski Opera Omnia 04
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Witold Lutosławski Opera Omnia 03
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Witold Lutosławski Opera Omnia 02
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Witold Lutosławski Opera Omnia 01
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Benjamin Britten War Requiem 1962
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Hector Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts 1837
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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Elijah 1846
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FourTune. Polish flute quartets
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The seeds of stars
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Bononcini: Stabat Mater. Arias
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Musica Gratulatoria
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Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz Muzyka XV wieku
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Bella mia fiamma…Mozart Concert Arias
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Słowa dźwiękiem malowane
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Vivaldi & Piazzolla – Eight Seasons
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Lutosławski Quartet - Bridge
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The Art Of Fugue
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Joseph Haydn – Symphonies
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Hanna Kulenty Music 4
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Franz Xaver Richter - Messa Pastorale
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Koželuh, Rejcha, Voríšek - Symphonies
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J. Haydn – Symfonie londyńskie nr 102 i 10
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Symphonic Elegy Ernst Krenek
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Strawiński: Pulcinella
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Beethoven-Schoenberg

Kontakt

Monika Łapka
Monika Łapka
mobile: +48 601 734 123

Kontakt

Ewa Dymek-Kuś
Ewa Dymek-Kuś
Menedżer zespołu

The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.

Patrons:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.