Artur Malke


A cultural manager, musician, economist, member of the International Artists Managers’ Association, and Vice President of REMA European Early Music Network, an organization uniting nearly 150 European festivals and concert halls dedicated to presenting early music. He is one of the founders of {oh!} Historical Orchestra, of which he was the manager from 2012 to 2020. Currently, he serves as the director of the Polish Radio Choir in Krakow and co-organizer of the All’improvviso early music festival in Gliwice. A co-producer of almost thirty critically acclaimed music albums in Poland and abroad, an event organizer, owner of an agency representing exceptional soloists and ensembles, and an academic lecturer.

For me, Pszczyna is a place where I encounter the extraordinary history of our region, interwoven in the magnificent spaces of the local castle with the history of early music, which holds a special place in my heart. Pszczyna symbolizes elegance and culture, which radiate onto the residents of this quaint town and all the tourists who visit. It’s here that one of the most distinguished composers of the Baroque era, Georg Philipp Telemann, sought inspiration for his creations. In his compositions, known worldwide, one can often hear echoes of the Polish folk music he encountered here. This is just one of many examples of Pszczyna’s “European” character even in times gone by.
Looking broadly at its heritage, a vision of a city emerges – a city that, by uniting all facets of its culture, could become a small cultural capital. It aspires to the title of European Capital of Culture 2029, an aspiration I wholeheartedly support. But beyond that, it has the potential to become a lasting cultural hub for our region. Pszczyna’s efforts toward ECoC2029 will undoubtedly bolster its position on the map of Silesia and the entire country, offering a tremendous opportunity for the city’s sustainable growth and international promotion. It’s an honor and a delight for me to be a part of this journey!