40th Anniversary Festival

Wyspiański according to Konieczny




Sinfonietta Cracovia

Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Krakow is a high profile ensemble, which is famous for its precision and flexibility of a chamber orchestra also in the symphonic set. The beginnings of the Sinfonietta Cracovia are closely related to the creation of the ensemble Young Kraków Chamber Musicians. Remarkable skills, musician’s engagement, and original interpretations resulted in being bestowed the status of a city orchestra and the new name in 1994: the Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Kraków Sinfonietta Cracovia, under which it has been operating until today. The ensemble is supported by Elżbieta and Krzysztof Penderecki. The Sinfonietta has worked with a number of excellent artists from all over the world. It is worth mentioning that the ensemble organizes original concert series such as the experimental Music without applause or very popular Sinfonietka, dedicated to the youngest music lovers. Recently, the Orchestra has extended its concert activity, e.g., by increasing the number of performances abroad. The ensemble has given concerts in, e.g., China, the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria. One of the most recent achievements of the Sinfonietta Cracovia has been the recording of the Polish premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s new Trumpet Concerto in the series of the world premieres with the participation of Gabor Boldoczki and the recording of the CD Oriental Trumpet Concertos (Sony Classical) in cooperation with the Hungarian trumpet player. In January 2017 the aforementioned album won the International Classical Music Award in the Contemporary category. In April 2017 the Orchestra welcomed the brilliant, world-renowned Rafael Payare as its new Honorary Guest Conductor.


Rafał Jacek Delekta

Composition, Interpretation and Musical Education and in years 2012-2016 he was vice-rector for scientific research and international cooperation of the Music Academy in Krakow.
He is also cooperating as a guest professor with universities abroad (among which are: Royal Academy of Music, Ningbo University, Mahidol University) and runs masterclasses in conducting (with Orchestra of the Beethoven’s Academy).


The Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Krakow Sinfonietta Cracovia headed by Rafal Jacek Delekta and the soloists:

Marek Balata - singing
Marta Bizoń - singing
Lidia Bogacz -singing
Katarzyna Jamróz -singing
Mariusz Pędziałek - oboe
Joanna Słowińska - singing
Beata Wojciechowska - singing
Jacek Wojciechowski -singing
Tadeusz Zięba -singing




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