Poznań Baroque Festival is early music in new forms: traditional, less traditional and completely unexpected. It was first held in 2011 to honour the Polish presidency of the EU Council and has become an early music event which is significant in Poznań, Poland and worldwide.
Our ambition is to make Poznań Baroque become a festival which, in its form, can happen only here. It is thanks to the place where it is held and the people who take part in it. Therefore, we choose repertoires for which there is not always space at festivals focusing on larger musical forms. When we choose music which is popular, we try to show it from a different, sometimes even a radically different point of view. We also believe that it is worth taking a closer look at the way how, after a few decades of the domination of early instruments, European music is understood by performers playing contemporary instruments. We would like Poznań Baroque to be perceived as an event which not only recycles what has been known about early music for years, but also, above all, as an event which supports new ideas of both young and mature musicians. They are the ones who take intriguing and risky artistic challenges. Poznań Baroque is a festival which wants to follow its own way, and, through the past, look into the future.