Polish maestro Krzysztof Penderecki, in Romania

One of the most important Polish composers, Krzysztof Penderecki is coming to Bucharest. He will be awarded honoris causa doctor title by the National Music University on Thursday and will attend the opening of the music season at Sala Radio on Friday, where conductor Tiberiu Soare and violinist Patrycja Piekutowska will perform the Polish maestro’s compositions. Piekutowska is the first Polish violinist who won the grand award at Cannes Classical Award 2008, for recording Capriccio part for violin and orchestra signed by Penderecki.

Krzysztof Penderecki, 81, is a famous Polish composer, conductor and classic music teacher. The Guardian has called him Poland’s greatest living composer. Among his best known works are his Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, St. Luke Passion, Polish Requiem, Anaklasis, four operas, eight symphonies and other orchestral pieces, a variety of instrumental concertos, choral settings of mainly religious texts, as well as chamber and instrumental works. He is the representative of “60’s Polish composers school”, one of the avant-garde music creators who gained wide popularity.


  1. I. Ceaikovski: Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture
  2. Penderecki:  Capriccio for orchestra and violin and Ciacconna for strings orchestra
  3. I. Ceaikovski: Manfred, op. 58





Krzysztof PendereckiPatrycja PiekutowskaSala RadioTiberiu Soare
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