Concept of the Festival
The purpose of our Festival is not only to share the most beautiful music of the old Europe, but also to promote the timeless models which inspire and give us strength to create. Piotr of Grudziądz proved that everything had been and still is possible, even in his times, when limits were not only defined by the ones that we have within us. Each and every one of us is Peter, we all can discover a unique gift, achieve our dreams and open for the new while still holding the pride of our roots and traditions. It doesn’t matter where we came from, what is our age, social status, nor what happened to us. The slogan YOU ARE PETER AS WELL therefore carries positive evocations and connects the modern Europe with 15th-century one – and the two are not quite as different as they seemed to be.
Let’s be like Piotr – Ordinary – Extraordinary
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About the Foundation
The Foundation has been established to provide a wide range of cultural, artistic, educational and social activities. It is especially interested in work to sensitize the society to the beauty of the early music and promotion of music as a universal measure to break down social, national, and cultural barriers.
Who was Piotr of Grudziądz?
Piotr of Grudziądz was a 15th-century Latin poet and a composer, a graduate of the Royal Academy, a chaplain of the German king and emperor Frederick III. His music was wide-known all over central Europe, where it was played by pupils and students, friars and townsmen – not only in Poland and Bohemia, but also in German-speaking countries. Some of Piotr of Grudziądz’s pieces gained great popularity which didn’t die down even to 17th century. Piotr’s work is still being discovered, his music enriches repertoires of the most essential early music performers. It continues to astonish, surprise, and intrigues by showing the unique relations between countries and nations of the central Europe.
Paweł Gancarczyk PhD – professor in the Art Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences