Jazztopad Festival/National Forum of Music

The National Forum of Music is the City of Wrocław institution of culture, co-governed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the Community of Wrocław and the Lower Silesian Province. The National Forum of Music operates the state-of-the-art multifunctional concert venue of the same name located in the historic centre of Wrocław. 

This performing arts organization was established on 22 May 2014 through merging the International Festival Wratislavia Cantans and the Wrocław Philharmonic. Andrzej Kosendiak, director of the NFM, has been one of the proponents and authors the new performing arts organization and the new venue. 

The National Forum of Music organizes the activities of 11 instrumental and vocal ensembles: NFM Symphony Orchestra, NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, NFM Choir, Polish National Youth Choir, NFM Boys’ Choir, Lutosławski Quartet, LutosAir Quintet, NFM Ensemble, Polish Cello Quartet, and NFM Leopoldinum String Trio.  The National Forum of Music has created new and vast opportunities for Wrocław cultural life, giving rise to attractive festivals. At present the NFM coordinates 9 international festivals: International Festival Wratislavia Cantans, Jazztopad, Musica Polonica Nova, Musica Electronica Nova, Forum Musicum, Leo Festival, Academy of Early Music, International Festival of Viennese Music, and Singing Europe. 

The NFM gives special importance to educational projects for children and young people (a.o. Choral Academy, Singing Europe, and Mummy, Daddy Sing to Me) as well as projects dedicated to adult people, whose aim is to engage new audiences by encouraging active participation in cultural life, such as e.g. the Music Lovers’ Choir. The NFM is the publisher of Muzyka w Mieście monthly. Its ensembles participate in recordings and tour internationally. The National Forum of Music is one of the most important contributors to the programme of European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016. 

The National Forum of Music is a member of:
Society of Polish Philharmonics
Pearle – Live Performance Europe representing over 5000 performing arts organizations  
European Festivals Association representing festivals from 40 European countries
International Society for the Performing Arts – an association of over 400 performing arts organizations from all over the world 

National Forum of Music
Plac Wolności 1
50-071 Wrocław
Poland
Phone: +48 71 342 20 01
Fax: +48 71 330 52 12

News

European Jazz Conference 2016 programme announced!

by Jazztopad Festival/National Forum of Music on Wed, 06/07/2016 - 09:33
Registration is now open for the 3rd European Jazz Conference, taking place 22 to 25 September 2016 in Wrocław, Poland, European Capital of Culture for 2016. The European Jazz Conference 2016 is co-organised by Europe Jazz Network (EJN), the National Forum of Music and Jazztopad Festival, takes place in the framework of the... read more

Grand finale of Melting Pot made in Wroclaw, 26 – 30 April 2016

by Jazztopad Festival/National Forum of Music on Thu, 28/04/2016 - 15:44
A project celebrating the UNESCO International Jazz Day & the European Capital of Culture, Wroclaw 2016, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.   For eight editions, starting in September 2013 until February 2016, young improvisers from various European countries came together to join forces... read more

8th Melting Pot laboratory made in Wroclaw

by Jazztopad Festival/National Forum of Music on Wed, 17/02/2016 - 13:39
The 8th Melting Pot laboratory took place on the 13-14 February 2016 in Wrocław, Poland, as part of a series of encounters between musicians of different European countries and artists of other fields, in this case puppets theatre, centred on the ideas of collective improvisation and of dialogue between different art forms. The... read more

7th Melting Pot laboratory in Wroclaw Poland

by Jazztopad Festival/National Forum of Music on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:23
The 7th Melting Pot improvisation laboratory took place on the 22 November 2015 during the 12th Jazztopad Festival in Wrocław, Poland. In the framework of Melting Pot a roundtable debate also took place with the title “Balancing the bottom line with innovative programming” on the 23 November involving artists, representatives from... read more

Grand Opening of the National Forum of Music

by Jazztopad Festival/National Forum of Music on Thu, 03/09/2015 - 17:49
The official inauguration of the new venue for the National Forum of Music will take place on the 4 September 2015 in Wrocław, Poland. SPACES FOR BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCES National Form of Music in Wrocław is the most significant cultural development in Poland and the centre of music performance in Wrocław. Acting also as the home... read more

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Jazztopad

The National Forum of Music is the City of Wrocław institution of culture, co-governed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the Community of Wrocław and the Lower Silesian Province. The National Forum of Music operates the state-of-the-art multifunctional concert venue of the same name located in the historic centre... read more

News

JAZZTOPAD FESTIVAL PRESENTS: THE BEST OF POLISH JAZZ IN THE U.S. & CANADA

by Jazztopad on Fri, 16/06/2017 - 16:45
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 - THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017   DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA, NATIONAL SAWDUST, JOE’S PUB, THE JAZZ GALLERY, MILLENNIUM STAGE, TD VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, TD VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL   “The Jazztopad Festival, a leading event of its kind in Poland…”– Nate Chinen, The New York... read more

Jazztopad Festival 2016

by Jazztopad on Wed, 16/11/2016 - 09:14
Jason Moran, Wayne Shorter, Hugh Masekela, Marcin Masecki, the musical flavours of Hungary and Japan – these are only a few highlights of the Jazztopad festival programme, which gathers together regular events known and loved by the audience of this annual occasion alongside special commissions and premieres. This year provides a... read more

Jazztopad Festival presents: The best of Polish Jazz in the U.S.

by Jazztopad on Tue, 17/05/2016 - 17:28
For the second time a special edition of Wrocław’s Jazztopad Festival will take place in the homeland of Jazz, the United States, in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute New York. In June and July leading Polish jazz ensembles the Piotr Damasiewicz Quintet, the Marcin Wasilewski Trio, the... read more

12. Jazztopad Festival: 21-29 November 2015

by Jazztopad on Fri, 06/11/2015 - 17:06
The year 2015 is in many ways a breakthrough for Jazztopad. Having built its well-recognized brand for eleven years now, Jazztopad moves to the National Forum of Music – one of the most important concert venues in Europe. The long-awaited moment has come, and we can give our listeners and our artists optimal conditions for... read more

William Parker releases recording from Jazztopad Festival

by Jazztopad on Thu, 08/10/2015 - 18:43
William Parker's new 3CDs box set, "For those who are still", includes a long piece that was commissioned and premiered at Jazztopad Festival in November 2013. Ceremonies For Those Who Are Still , the 3rd CD of the set, marks the momentous occasion of William Parker's first work composed for symphony orchestra. It was... read more

Charles Lloyd releases new album premiered at Jazztopad

by Jazztopad on Thu, 21/05/2015 - 20:22
"Wild man dance", Charles Lloyd's new work, was commissioned by and premiered at Jazztopad Festival, a member of the Europe Jazz Network, in Wrocław in 2013. The recordings of that incredible concert will be released on the new album of the artist, the first one in 30 years for the renowned Blue Note label... read more

All names for Jazztopad Festival 2014 announced!

by Jazztopad on Wed, 20/08/2014 - 12:40
Jazztopad are happy to announce the line up of artists for this year's festival in Nov 2014! The festival will kick off with the youthful energy of Nate Wooley Quintet. With a special guest Megan Schubert and the Festival Cello Ensemble American trumpeter will perform a composition commissioned for him by Jazztopad... read more

JAZZTOPAD FESTIVAL 14-24.11.2013 Wrocław

by Jazztopad on Wed, 13/11/2013 - 11:18
November 14 (Thursday), 7:00 pm  Wrocław Philharmonic Hall    Wayne Shorter Quartet  Wayne Shorter – saxophones  Danilo Perez – piano  John Patitucci – double bass  Brian Blade – drums  Tickets:  VIP 250, I zone 180zł, II zone 150zł ,... read more

3.-25.11. jazztopad festival - Poland

by Jazztopad on Tue, 06/11/2012 - 15:52
3.-25.11. jazztopad festival - Poland Jazztopad Festival is an annual jazz festival in Wroclaw, Poland.  It presents unique projects, masterclasses and world premieres of pieces composed exclusively for the festival.  Jazztopad showcases Polish and international jazz artists and its 9th edition takes place in... read more