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The International Festival Wratislavia Cantans is one of the most famous European festivals celebrating the beauty of the human voice. Thanks to the festival, Wrocław has been a unique place on the musical map of Europe for several decades. It is in the capital of Lower Silesia and in the surrounding towns that the best artists from all over the world: singers, conductors, chamber ensembles, choirs and symphony orchestras are hosted. The musical heritage of various cultures is presented during Wratslavia Cantans. You can hear both early music and avant-garde works written by young generation composers.

In the history of music, boundaries have been crossed on many levels. The greatest works were written by brave, uncompromising artists ready to break the existing conventions and schemes. Also, lesser-known artists often combined musical genres and styles. The programme of this year's edition of the festival will be an opportunity to listen to great performers interpreting compositions created over many eras. Among them, there will be both Renaissance masterpieces and works written in the 20th century. World-class stars will perform, including singers: Magdalena Kožená, Agata Zubel and Joanna Freszel, and the ensembles: Il Giardino Armonico with the festival's Artistic Director  Giovanni Antonini, Duncan Ward and NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, Huelgas Ensemble, Quatuor Mosaïques, Klangforum Wien, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Foster and Wrocław Baroque Ensemble under the baton of Andrzej Kosendiak.


Edition 2021 | Wrocław

03
September 2021 | Friday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Let All the World Sing
Kožená / Ward
Last tickets: 11
04
September 2021 | Saturday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Museum of Architecture
Werther
Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
04
September 2021 | Saturday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Pierrot lunaire
Zubel / Klangforum Wien
04
September 2021 | Saturday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Explosions
Zubel / Mitterer
05
September 2021 | Sunday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
Beyond Silence
Quatuor Mosaïques
05
September 2021 | Sunday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
In the Light of Haydn
Antonini / Il Giardino Armonico
06
September 2021 | Monday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Polish National Catholic Cathedral
La Serenissima
Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri
07
September 2021 | Tuesday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Caribbean Concert Spirituel
Memelsdorff / Arlequin Philosophe
Last tickets: 34
08
September 2021 | Wednesday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew
Extreme Harmonies
Paul Van Nevel / Huelgas Ensemble
09
September 2021 | Thursday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
Energies Combined
Zefiro Ensemble
10
September 2021 | Friday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
The Birth of Modern Music
Foster / NOSPR
11
September 2021 | Saturday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
9/11: In Memoriam
NFM Orchestra Leopoldinum
11
September 2021 | Saturday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Church of St Stanislaus, St Dorothy and St Venceslaus
Kaspar Förster Jr – Citizen of the World
Wrocław Baroque Ensemble
12
September 2021 | Sunday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Red Hall
La Giuditta
Benjamin Bayl
12
September 2021 | Sunday
International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Main Hall
The Romantic Era
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

History

The International Festival Wratislavia Cantans in one of the most important European events in the field of classical music. It was founded in 1966 by Andrzej Markowski. The general director of the Festival is Andrzej Kosendiak, and the artistic director is Giovanni Antonini. 

Giovanni Antonini

Born in Milan, Giovanni Antonini studied at the Civica Scuola di Musica and at the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva. He is a founder member of the Baroque ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, which he has led since 1989. With this ensemble, he has appeared as conductor and soloist on the recorder and Baroque transverse flute in Europe, the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Japan, and Malaysia. He is Artistic Director of the Wratislavia Cantans International Festival in Poland and Principal Guest Conductor of the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and Kammerorchester Basel.

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.