Handmade in 1719 by Antonio Stradivari, the instrument is one of only 650 Stradivarius violins that have survived to this day.
Award-winning composer and musician Piotr Wróbel has spent the last month cycling from Warsaw to Gdańsk and searching out ‘taken-for-granted’ statues to pose with his tuba-like instrument and raise money for dogs with cancer or other diseases, or which have been injured in traffic accidents or mistreated by their owners.
Mikołaj Wozniak from Gniezno hopes to raise public awareness of Poland’s historical musical traditions in a more accessible way, bringing it to people in Poland and abroad who are unfamiliar with the subject. From next week, all films will also have English subtitles.
On International Strange Music Day, TFN takes a look at some of the odder folk music instruments in Poland.