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Michał Milczarek Trio, photo: Jazz Po Polsku

At the turn of March and April, Michał Milczarek Trio (MM3) is returning on tour in China. The Warsaw-based band will give 12 concerts in 8 Chinese cities in the provinces of Guangdong and Sichuan. The tour, lasting from 28th March to April 13th 2019, is a part of the Jazz Po Polsku project, promoting improvised Polish jazz music abroad. Read more about: MM3 on Tour in China

Cover of the book Poland in Four Seasons, photo courtesy of the author

Du Jing, Chinese author, journalist and photographer published her third book about Poland. Read more about: Chinese Journalist Publishes Book about Poland

Still from the film Warsaw 44 directed by Jan Komasa, photo: Ola Grochowska / Akson Studio

Between 10th and 25th November 2018, cinema lovers in Hangzhou, Beijing and Nantong will have the opportunity to enjoy the screenings of seven Polish historical films. Read more about: Polish Historical Films Shown in China

Still from the film On the Silver Globe, 1987, dir. Andrzej Żuławski. Featuring Jerzy Grałek and Iwona Bielska, courtesy of Studio Filmowe Kadr/Filmoteka Narodowa/

This November and December moviegoers in Hong Kong will have a chance to watch the screenings of classic Polish films. Read more about: Polish Cinema Classics Screened in Hong Kong

A scene from the performance One Gesture directed by Wojtek Ziemilski, photo: Kobas Laksa

For the third time a Polish theatre company will present their production at the Wuzhen Theatre Festival. On 26th-28th October, the show One Gesture by Warsaw’s Nowy Theatre will be staged at the sixth edition of the event. Read more about: One Gesture at the Wuzhen Theatre Festival

The Harvest by the Polish Dance Theatre, dir. Igor Gorzkowski, photo: Andrzej Grabowski

The Harvest, a performance by the Polish Dance Theatre, will be staged on 21st and 22nd October 2018 in Shanghai. The event is part of the Polish focus at the China Shanghai International Arts Festival, organised on the occasion of the centenary of Poland regaining independence. Read more about: Polish Dance Theatre Performs in Shanghai

Sinfonia Varsovia, photo: Andrzej Świetlik

The Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra with German soloist Anne-Sophie Mutter under the baton of Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki will perform in eight cities across China. The tour will mark the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence. Read more about: Sinfonia Varsovia Conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki Tours China

Monika Borzym, photo courtesy of the artist

Five Polish jazz bands of the younger generation will tour China as part of the Jazz Po Polsku project. Performances in China feature: Monika Borzym Quintet accompanied by Fusion String Quartet, Tomasz Chyła Quintet, EABS, High Definition Quartet and Rafał Sarnecki Quintet. Read more about: Polish Jazz Musicians to Perform in China

A scene from the performance Humanoid directed by Agata Puszcz, Polski Theatre in Bielsko-Biała, photo: Dorota Koperska

In August 2018, Chinese theatregoers had the opportunity to watch two productions performed by the Polski Theatre company from Bielsko-Biała: Humanoid directed by Agata Puszcz and Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya directed by Waldemar Śmigasiewicz staged in Tianjin and Hangzhou. Read more about: Polski Theatre Company from Bielsko-Biała Tours China

Still from the game Apocalipsis, photo: press release / Punch Punk

Polish game developers for the second time presented their productions at the largest industry event in China: China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference (ChinaJoy) held in Shanghai. Between 3rd and 5th August 2018, ChinaJoy hosted some of the most interesting indie game development studios from Poland. Read more about: Polish Video Games Return to China

NeoQuartet, photo: Małgorzata Popinigis

Polish string ensemble NeoQuartet, specialising in the performance of contemporary music, returned to Asia with a series of concerts. Read more about: NeoQuartet Tours Asia

Adam Kupaj, Michał Bieliński and Konrad Michalak in the performance The Promised Land, directed by Remigiusz Brzyk, Kazimierz Dejmek Nowy Theatre in Łódź, photo: HaWa

At the turn of June and July 2018, the performance The Promised Land based on Władysław Reymont’s novel and directed by Remigiusz Brzyk was presented at the Beijing People’s Art Theatre. It was the third Polish production staged at the International Theatre Festival hosted by this prestigious Beijing’s venue. Read more about: The Promised Land Staged in Beijing

Stanisław Słowiński Quintet, photo: A. Słowińska

At the turn of May and June 2018, Stanisław Słowiński Quintet returned to tour China. The Kraków-based band gave 15 concerts in several cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xi’an. The shows were part of the Jazz Po Polsku project promoting improvised Polish jazz music abroad. Read more about: Stanisław Słowiński Quintet Tours China

Posterized. Poster Art from Poland - exhibition poster

Hong Kong art centre PMQ hosted the exhibition Posterized. Poster Art From Poland, presenting works of thirty of the most prominent contemporary Polish poster artists – Mieczysław Wasilewski, Władysław Pluta, Małgorzata Gurowska and Lex Drewinski, to name but a few. Read more about: Posterized: Polish Poster Exhibition in Hong Kong

Roman Cieślewicz, Mona Tse-Tung, 1976, photomontage, Collection MAC VAL Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne © Adagp, Paris 2018, photo: Claude Gaspari

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is paying tribute to Roman Cieślewicz (1930– 1996). A major figure in graphic design in the second half of the 20th century, he was a key artist of the Polish Poster School before conquering the world of graphic design when he arrived in France. Read more about: The Image Factory: Roman Cieślewicz's Retrospective in Paris

Michał Gondko fot. Dirk Letsch

Early music from Poland was featured at the Early Music Season in China for the fourth year in a row. This time, the event hosted the ensemble La Morra. Read more about: La Morra Performed at Early Music Season in China

Anna Maria Jopek and Kroke, photo: Dominik Musiałek

The events held in March 2018 as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Hong Kong International Film Festival provided Hong Kong residents with a unique opportunity to encounter with Polish literature, jazz and classical music as well as animation. The artists performing in Hong Kong included: Maciej Fortuna, Kroke, Anna Maria Jopek and Mariusz Wilczyński. Read more about: Encounters with Polish Culture at Festivals in Hong Kong

The Symphony Orchestra of Artur Malawski Philharmonic in Rzeszów, photo courtesy of the Orchestra

The Symphony Orchestra of Artur Malawski Philharmonic in Rzeszów performed in China for the first time. The tour covered six cities in which the ensemble gave a total of nine concerts. Read more about: Rzeszów Philharmonic Orchestra Toured China

Grzegorz Karnas, photo: Maciej Głowiński

At the turn of November and December 2017, Grzegorz Karnas Formula gave a series of concerts in China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Polish vocalist also conducted workshops for Asian students in all three countries. The tour was a part of the Jazz Po Polsku project promoting independent Polish music worldwide. Read more about: Grzegorz Karnas Formula on Tour in Asia

Krzysztof Książek, photo: Piotr Markowski

Krzysztof Książek, a winner of highest prizes at national and international piano competitions, played a series of concerts in China. The programme of his recitals included works by Polish composers: Fryderyk Chopin, Karol Szymanowski and Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Read more about: Pianist Krzysztof Książek Tours China

Marek Napiórkowski, photo: Rafał Masłow

2017’s second Jazz Po Polsku China tour kicked off at the turn of September and October. The lineup included bands such as Rafał Sarnecki Sextet, Marek Napiórkowski Sextet, Paweł Kaczmarczyk Audiofeeling Trio, Michał Milczarek Trio and Kuba Cichocki Quartet who gave concerts in 14 Chinese cities. Read more about: Jazz Po Polsku Live in China 2017

Yundi, photo: press materials / Yundi's official website

At the turn of August and September 2017, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, led by the world-famous Chinese pianist Yundi, toured China performing in the country’s most prestigious concert halls. The programme of the concerts featured both of Chopin’s piano concertos: in E Minor and F Minor. Read more about: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with Piano Virtuoso Yundi Toured China

Awards Ceremony  of the1st Beijing International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists, photo courtesy of Beijing 21st Century

In August 2017, winners of the 1st Beijing International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists toured Poland at the invitation of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. The young Chinese pianists visited places related to Fryderyk Chopin, including Warsaw and the composer’s birthplace in Żelazowa Wola. Read more about: Winners of Beijing Chopin Competition Visit Chopin's Homeland

Screenshot of the game Frostpunk, photo: promotional materials / 11 bit studios

During the 15th ChinaJoy, China’s largest gaming and digital entertainment exhibition, Polish developers presented their products to Asian gamers. It was the first such extensive presentation of the Polish video game industry behind the Great Wall. Read more about: Video Games from Poland Featured at Gaming Exhibition in Shanghai

Agata Skwarczyńska won the Gold Award in the category of performance design at the World Stage Design held in Taiwan’s capital. Read more about: Agata Skwarczyńska’s Stage Design Awarded in Taipei

Stanisław Słowiński, photo: Michał Łepecki

We talk with Stanisław Słowiński, jazz violinist and frontman of the Stanisław Słowiński Quintet few days before the band's departure for their second tour of China. Read more about: Polish Jazz Beyond The Chinese Wall: An Interview with Stanisław Słowiński

Stanisław Słowiński, photo: Maciej Stachowicz

July 2017 saw the Stanisław Słowiński Quintet back on tour in China. The Kraków-based band gave seven concerts in Lanzhou, Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an. The shows were a part of the Jazz Po Polsku project and the Season of Culture – a programme of the Chinese Ministry of Culture. Read more about: Stanisław Słowiński’s Second China Tour

Tian Gebing, photo: promotional materials

Internationally acclaimed Chinese avant-grade theatre director Tian Gebing invited Polish composer Piotr Kurek and actor Szymon Czacki to take part in his new project 500 meters at Theater der Welt festival in Hamburg. Read more about: Polish Artists Join Forces with Chinese Theatre Director

Contemporary Polish Short Animation, photo: promotional materials

The 20th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) featured a programme of contemporary short animations from Poland. The event provided the Chinese cinema lovers with a great opportunity to see not only the classics of Polish animated film, but also works of the younger generation of Polish animators. Read more about: Polish Animation at Shanghai International Film Festival

Adam Kośmieja, fot. materiały promocyjne

Adam Kośmieja, a well-known Polish pianist acclaimed at home and abroad, performed twice at the Beijing Modern Music Festival. In his solo recital, he played works from the repertoire of outstanding contemporary Polish composers. He also made an appearance at the final concert of the festival. Read more about: Adam Kośmieja at Beijing Modern Music Festival