Our guest is Krzysztof Penderecki • 3.3


CAFe Budapest: Our guest is Krzysztof Penderecki • 3.3 mustMEET Composers 2016 – Public meeting

Tuesday 18 October 2016, 6:00 pm

BMC Budapest Music Center, Library

1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.


Krzysztof Penderecki: 
Ciaccona – duo for solo violin and viola
Violoncello totale – for solo cello
Prelude – for solo clarinet


Katalin Kokas - violin
Péter Bársony - viola
Ditta Rohmann - cello
Zsolt Bartek - clarinet

Moderator: Gergely Fazekas

Started in October 2014, mustMEET Composers is a series that presents seminal artists of contemporary music, with such world-famous names among the guests as Michel van der Aa, Pēteris Vasks, and Helmut Lachenmann. During the CAFe Budapest festival, the guest will be one of the most prominent figures of contemporary Polish music, who will talk about his career and works.

As a representative of sonorism, Krzysztof Penderecki set out a completely new direction in contemporary European music. His avant-garde search for directions was fascinating as he did not shrink from using sounds from the borderland between art and life, incorporating noises, rattling sounds, the screech of a saw and the clatter of a typewriter.

At this evening, Penderecki’s music can be heard live, as well as from recordings, and a film will also offer insights into his oeuvre.



The programme is free but you are kindly requested to register in advance at

Supported by the Polish Institute in Budapest, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, National Cultural Fund of Hungary


An event jointly organized with the Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation and CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival