Hasmik Movsisian attends EUFONIE Festival in Warsaw

Hasmik Movsisian

By the invitation of Adam Mickiewicz institute, Music of Armenia’s director Hasmik Movsisian is currently in Poland attending the 2nd International Music Festival of Central and Eastern Europe EUFONIE.

EUFONIE is a music festival, referring to the tradition of the regional community of most countries today referred to as Central and Eastern Europe, stretching from the Balkans, through Romania and Austria, the Visegrad Group countries, Ukraine and Belarus, to the Baltic countries, sometimes extended to Scandinavia. The festival portrays the region, its history and present day in a new light through cultural events, which represent the music of various eras and genres: from classical to ambitious popular music experiments. Renowned artists from the Central and Eastern Europe region, as well as soloists and bands from other parts of the world will take part doing the festival.

During the festival we can also look forward to enjoying performance by Armenian musicians and young talent. Renowned Armenian cellist Narek Haknazaryan and AUKSO - Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy conducted by Marek Moś will join forces and regions during a concert presenting a part of musical achievements of composers from Ukraine, Poland, Latvia and Hungary. We will hear, among others, compositions of: Valentin Silvestrov, Béla Bartók and Andrzej Panufnik.

Other Armenian musicians will perform as part of the I, CULTURE Orchestra’s concert. Already a stong brand, I, CULTURE Orchestra is a unique phenomenon. Implemented by Adam Mickiewicz Institute, it started as a pillar project of the International Cultural Programme of the Polish Presidency in 2011. Eight years later, it still comprises the most talented musicians from Poland, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The concert’s program will include Bacewicz, Eötvös, Dvořak and Moniuszko.

The grand finale of EUFONIE will conclude by The Polish Requiem of Krzysztof Penderecki.