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Warsaw hosts Beethoven Easter Festival

11th March 2010 Print

The Polish capital of Warsaw will host the 14th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival later this month.

The ever-popular two-week event gets underway on Sunday 21st March, running until Saturday 3rd April.

Fourteen days will be dedicated to Beethoven and the wealth of classical music in the two centuries since his heyday, as Warsaw welcomes performers and artists from around the world.

Acting Director of the Polish National Tourist Office Bogdan Becla said: “The Beethoven Easter Festival is a big event in Warsaw, and it gets bigger and better every year.

“There’ll be concerts, performances and exhibitions throughout the two weeks of the festival, and it’ll be a great time to visit our capital city if you’re interested in Beethoven or classical music. And of course we’re celebrating Chopin’s 200th birthday this year, which will only add to the festivities.”

Every year the festival is built around a central theme, and this year organisers are celebrating the phenomenon of the piano alongside the genius of Poland’s favourite son, Fryderyk Chopin, and his contemporary Robert Schumann.

The Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival has been a part of Warsaw’s cultural calendar since 2004 after staring life in Krakow in 1997.

Tickets for performances are available now and you can find out more at: