The International
Józef Madeja Festival

The International Józef Madeja Festival is a unique artistic event, which is organized annually in October in the Greater Poland region. During the Festival many interesting events take place, including concerts, lectures, master classes and meetings with exceptional artists, both from Poland and abroad. During concerts, compositions (including premieres) are performed by the only orchestra of this type in Poland – the Festival Clarinet Orchestra.

The most important goal of the Festival is to present the most outstanding achievements of Polish music literature and commemorate the important anniversaries of the music world.


The festival is organized by the Józef Madeja Association, based in Poznań, but operating throughout Poland and cooperating with many cultural institutions, also abroad.

The festival’s patron is Józef Madeja – an outstanding professor of the Music Academy in Poznań – a clarinettist, and a – distinguished organizer of the musical life of Greater Poland. As part of honoring Madeja’s activities, the Association has created a the festival that will allow us not only maintain the memory of this outstanding musician and composer, but also influence the development of culture in Greater Poland.