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?Are you ready to take part in the 16th Chopin and his Europe Festival? This year it’s available to enjoy the festival online.?

??The Chopin and His Europe Festival is considered as one of the most important international music events in Europe to present the work of Fryderyk Chopin through masterpieces of other artists. Every year, many outstanding musicians are invited to perform at the festival, including stars of the world’s pianism, eminent chamber musicians, virtuososos of various instruments, conductors, world-renowned ensembles, and so on.

??There’re 26 recitals, chamber concerts, an opera production as well as an educational concert in the programme this year. Four concerts will feature Beethoven’s string quartets as part of the celebration of the composer’s 250th birth anniversary. Besides, you will listen to a number of pianists associated with the Chopin Competition, including two of its winners – Yulianna Avdeeva and Kevin Kenner.  And the highlight of the festival is a concert performance of Stanisław Moniuszko’s opera The Countess by the Italian ensemble Europa Galante conducted by Fabio Biondi. Amid limits on the size of the audience, most concerts will be available free of charge on YouTube and social media of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, selected concerts will also be broadcast by Polish Radio.

The festival this year runs until August 31. It has been held in Warsaw by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute every year since 2005.

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