Under the Patronage of

Jarosław Klimaszewski
Mayor of Bielska-Białej

Peter Fiabáne
Mayor of Žilina

Andrzej Płonka
Starost of Bielsko County

III Beskid Classical Festival
“Beskid Classics”

8-10 September 2022

Bielsko-Biała, Szczyrk


The slogan of the 3rd BESKID CLASSICS FESTIVAL “BESKID CLASSICS”, which will be held on 8-10 September 2022 in Bielsko-Biała and Szczyrk under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Bielsko-Biała and the Mayor of Žilina (Slovakia), will be “THE CLOSEST TO MUSIC”. All the concerts will take place in venues of extraordinary character, where the audiences will have the opportunity to listen to wonderful artists in an almost intimate atmosphere, which can be experienced even in the modern Cavatina Hall with nearly 1000 seats.

This year’s edition will feature two young but well-known chamber ensembles TRIO LEGEND and ATMA QUARTET. However, the exceptional star of the festival will be the 15-year-old pianist RYAN MARTIN BRADSHAW, who will perform in Cavatina Hall at the Symphony Gala with the SLOVAK SINFONIETTA orchestra under the baton of Paweł Kotla – a conductor who has performed with such outstanding ensembles as the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic in St.Petersburg, Athens National Orchestra and the Orchester Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. Referred to as “Mozart of the 21st century” the young pianist, prize-winner of as many as 18 piano competitions, will perform in Bielsko-Biała the extremely popular Piano Concerto No. 1 by Piotr Tchaikovsky, with which he won over the hearts of the audience in the famous Rudolfinum hall in Prague winning the first prize of the Antoni Dvorak’s “Concertino”. With this piece, he delighted the jurors of the “V4 + Virtuosos” competition, such as Hauser and Placido Domingo, who stated that “THIS TALENT HAPPENS ONLY ONCE IN 100 YEARS!”.

Beautiful music, in beautiful interiors and in beautiful mountains – it promises to be a real cultural feast. We cordially invite you!

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8 September 2022 (Thursday)

As in the previous year, also in this edition of the festival one of the concerts will take place in the mysterious Villa Sixt. The event, entitled “Remembering Belarus” will refer to the 150th anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s death and the common Polish-Belarusian cultural heritage. Its part will be the Polish premiere of the work “Home” by the young Belarusian composer Ihar Komar, telling about the difficult history of modern Belarus – from the Chernobyl disaster to the present day. The program will also include music by Franz Schubert in connection with his 225th birthday anniversary. The performers will be one of the best young chamber ensembles in Poland – Atma Quartet.

19:00 h, Villa Sixta, ul. Mickiewicza 24, Bielsko-Biała
[admission free]


ATMA QUARTET (Poland/Belarus)
Adam Siebers – I violin
Paulina Marcisz – II violin
Karalina Orsik – viola
Dominika Szczypka – cello

Ihar Komar – „Home” (Polish premiere)
Stanisław Moniuszko – String Quartet no. 1
F. Schubert – String Quartet in D minor “Death and the Maiden” no 14 D. 810


Atma Quartet


9 September 2022 (Friday)

The excellent TRIO LEGEND will perform in the magical interiors of Bator Art Gallery in Szczyrk. The ensemble has won many awards, incl. II International Competition of Polish Music in Rzeszów and (as the only Polish ensemble so far) winning the prestigious Competition of J. Brahms in Pörtschach (Austria). The interiors of the Bator Art Gallery are known all over the world by its “Magic Dreams” bienniale. The artists will perform, among others, a work adored by audiences all over the world – Cafe Music by Paul Schoenfield.

19:00 h, Bator Art Gallery, ul. Myśliwska 60, Szczyrk
[admission price: 50 PLN]


Krzysztof Katana – violin
Monika Krasicka-Gajownik – cello
Agnieszka Zahaczewska-Książek – piano

Mieczysław Karłowicz – 3 Songs
Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Trio in D minor op. 49
Josef Haydn – Piano Trio no. 45 E flat major, Hob. XV:29
Paul Schoenfield – Café Music

10 September 2022 r. (Saturday)

The spectacular finale of “Beskid Classics” Festival will be a unique opportunity to listen to the greatest hits of classical music in the beautiful interiors of the award-winning Cavatina Hall. The star of the evening will be 15-year-old Australian pianist Ryan Martin Bradshaw, who has already won awards from as many as 18 piano competitions. He has been playing with orchestras since the age of 8, winning over audiences all over the world. He will be accompanied by the Slovak National Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Pawel Kotla.

19:00 h, Cavatina Hall, ul. Dworkowa 2, Bielsko-Biała
[admission price: 80-120 PLN]


Ryan Martin Bradshaw – piano (Australia)
Paweł Kotla – conductor

Myrosław Skoryk – Melody
Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto no. 1 in B minor op. 23
Eugen Suchon – Little Suite with Passacaglia (1931)
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony no. 7 in A major op. 92

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Ryan Martin Bradshaw & Slovak Sinfonietta


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