Every year, in
Zakopane summer season, organ and chamber music echo through Tatra
It became a
tradition to arrage International Organ and Chamber Music Festival in
Zakopane annually. While targeting organ music earlier, in 2018 the
festival was refreshed and proposed in new version. This time the
chamber music was in the spotlight, with rich artistic background of
interwar Zakopane, which was the main cultural center back then.
Festival's story began in 2000, when the general resoration of Saint
Family Church organs was conducted, thanks to fr. Prelate Stanisław
the first organist of King's Cathedral in Wawel came up with organ
festival project and with the support of Saint Family Church and
Priest Prelate, the first edition taken place in 2001. Festival tied
in with Giewont Cross centinary (1901) celebration. With time, the
festival expanded, involving Divine Mother of Fatima Sanctuary on
Krzeptówki, Saint Cross Church and "Księżówka" – the
house of spiritual retreat and other churched and culture points as
The festival was
organ-centered at first, with prominent musicians from Poland and
abroad performing on stage. Over the years the event has evolved and
was expanded with chamber music concerts, gaining even wider group of
music-loving audience. The festival is also visually enchanced by
direct screen projections of playing artists, thanks to which more
people can watch the performance. The programme is carefuly selected
to satisfy even the most demanding listeners, with classical organ
music pieces played by outstanding artists from all around the world.
During the last,
edition, artistic quality and selection was supervised by the new
Arithmetic Director, mr. Rafał Monita.
International Organ and Chamber Music Festival
International Organ and Chamber Music
Festival in Zakopane is one of the biggest organ events in Poland.
After 18 editions it marked its place in cultural calender of town
events and serves as interesting holiday attraction for tourists and
and Chamber Music Festival came into adulthood in 2018. Its
popularity is a joy not only for organisers, hosts and church and
sanctuary curators, but also for music-lovers, giving peace and
comfort in modern times. The additional valor of this event is
astonishing sight of Tatra landscapes and Zakopane churches, the most
valuable local antiques. We wish everyone to be musically delighted
by festival's musical beauty.