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Wrocław Baroque Ensemble specialises in historically informed performance, with the main focus on exploration of  lesser-known repertoire from central Europe. The group presents a variety of early music, from chamber works to oratorios and cantatas, keeping a particular interest in heritage of Polish Renaissance and Baroque.

It was founded in 2012 by Andrzej Kosendiak and from the very beginning it has been operating under his artistic direction. Currently, it is one of the resident ensembles of the National Forum of Music in Wrocław. The core of the group consists of outstanding instrumentalists and singers from European countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Great Britain and Germany).
Wrocław Baroque Ensemble can boast an impressive recording catalogue (CD Accord), which includes a series of CD albums dedicated to a Baroque repertoire featuring mainly works by the Polish composers – Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, Barłomiej Pękiel, Marcin Mielczewski and Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński. The series is available on Spotify and worldwide distributed by Naxos, earning positive international reviews on MusicWeb International, ClassicsToday.com and Fanfare Archive. In 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 the albums were nominated to a prestigious Polish music award, Fryderyk. In 2019, Mielczewski II won a Fryderyk in the Early Music category. Another album, with music by Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki was awarded the Wrocław Music Prize in 2013. In 2015, the group released The Salzburg Marian Mass by W.A. Mozart in collaboration with the NFM Boys’ Choir.

The ensemble has been invited by renowned international festivals, such as International Festival Wratislavia Cantans, Emilia Romagna Festival, Usedomer Musikfestival, and Ohrid Summer Festival. Additionally, the group regularly performs in Poland.

 

 

Concerts

10
May 2020 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Canticum canticorum
 
14
July 2020 | Tuesday
On tour
National Gallery
Music from the Royal Castle in Warsaw and Royal Cathedral in Cracow
Koncert w ramach Ljubljana Festival
12
September 2020 | Saturday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Lights to the World
Wrocław Baroque Ensemble

Videos

Wrocław Baroque Ensemble | trailer
Marcin Mielczewski | Triumphalis Dies
Marcin Mielczewski | Missa Triumphalis

Discography

Szarzyński
(2019)
 
Marcin Mielczewski II
(2019)
 
Bartłomiej Pękiel
(2017)
 
Marcin Mielczewski
(2017)
 
Bartłomiej Pękiel
(2016)
 
Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki II
(2015)
 
Salzburg Mass
(2015)
 
Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki
(2013)
 

Kontakt

Joanna Bogdańska
Joanna Bogdańska
Manager of West Side Sinfonietta, Wrocław Baroque Ensemble and Polish Cello Quartet
mobile: +48 728 930 176

NFM – City of Wrocław institution of culture co-managed by:

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.