Szczecin Classic is an unique music festival, which in addition to promote classical music through chamber music concerts has a strong educational aim. The international music course gives students and recent graduates of music colleges from Poland and Europe the unique opportunity to work alongside top professors and performers giving them an insight of how to work at the very highest professional level. On the other hand, Szczecin Classic festival goal is to give Szczecin audiences the possibility to attend world class concerts their own town and also to bring new audience members through interesting and unusual programming. This is mostly achieved by combining standard concerts with unusual ways of presenting classical music. Among the proposals Szczecin classic offers for the Szczecin residents during the May period, one can find morning gymnastics with classical music in the park, musical happenings in the city center, open Baroque dances classes, open lectures for future artists or a show of the Stradivarius violin. Popular fun in classes was a characteristic theme of the first edition of the festival, which was organized under the slogan “We play in Classy”. By jumping around the festival fields, located both in front of the entrance to the concert venues and in the city center, the participants could take part in competitions, get tickets and simply – have fun!
The second edition of Szczecin Classic will take place from April 25th – May 3rd 2020. These are mainly concerts performed by chamber ensembles and orchestras with the participation of great artists and young students. It is also a proposal for people who are not afraid of tests, because the next edition will be called “Classówka“! Ahead of us a week of great meetings with classical music, physical activities for the general public, music knowledge quizzes, film screenings and jam session, during which we will meet the rock spirit of Szczecin Classic artists. The second edition is also an invitation to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday.
Competition for the residence of a young string quartet as part of the Szczecin Classic festival is now open. Applications are accepted until February 28, 2020.