A taste of Polish culture in the Caribbean
The Fifth Polish Culture Festival opened in Havana with a concert by one of the European country’s most brilliant musicians, violinist Katarzyna Duda, at the Minor Basilica of San Francis of Assisi Concert Hall.
Accompanied by pianist Miroslaw Feldgebel, Duda played a program, basically made up of music by Polish composers Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) and Henryk Wieniawski (1836-1880), Austrian Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) and Spain’s Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908).
As of the time when she received the Tibor Farga International Prize, in Sion, Switzerland, the outstanding violinist has had a brilliant career that has taken her to the Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York, the European Union Chamber Orchestra and Warsaw’s Philharmonic Orchestra.
Havana’s Graphic Arts Workshop is also scheduled to open an exhibition by graphic designer artista Malgorzata Rozenau.
During the one-week cultural festival, jointly organized by the Cuban Culture Ministry, the Havana Historian Office and the Polish Embassy in the Cuban capital, Warsaw’s Royal Castle director and professor Andrzej Rottermund will share his experiences in heritage protection and preservation at the San Gerónimo University in Old Havana.