Karlskrona International Piano Festival was launched in October 2019 by Peter Jablonski and Anastasia Belina.
The artists who took part in the first edition of the festival included Peter Jablonski, Jean-Marc Luisada, Julius Kim, Konstantin Vilensky, Jack Campbell, Ermin Tkaleč, Siru Su, Shuyi Zhang, Iulia Marin, and Herman Pellback.
Peter Jablonski gave the world premiere of the work for solo piano 'Fantasy on One Note' by the Iranian composer Farhad Poupel, who was present at the festival.
This festival brings world-class international pianists to perform in the beautiful setting of the historic city of Karlskrona. The festival embraces different themes, celebrating composer anniversaries, musical styles, countries, historical events, and promoting the works of Swedish composers and international women composers.
The organisers of the festival believe that music and art are democratic. Talent for music does not depend on gender or nationality, and so we aim to encourage young women composers and performers from different backgrounds and walks of life to find their places in the music profession.
Another aim of the festival is to present a wide range of music: together with well-known repertoire the artists will perform long-forgotten, neglected, or still waiting to be discovered works, written by international composers, as well as giving world premieres of pieces written by their contemporaries today. In this way, the festival will be an all-embracing celebration of piano music.
For reviews from the first edition, visit International Festival Review.