Katowice - UNESCO City of Music

Polish capital of the Silesian Voivodeship Katowice has been awarded the status of UNESCO Heart of Silesia - Katowice has become the first Central and Eastern European city to win the title, joining such worldwide known cities as Colombian Bogota, Italian Bologna, Spanish Seville, British Glasgow, Belgic Ghent, Japanese Hamamatsu, German Mannheim and Hanover.

Katowice boasts such prestigious ensembles as the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra with its newly-opened concert hall on the Cultural Area of Katowice, the Silesian Philharmonic, Quartet and of course well-known Silesian Choir. Katowice is also the venue of thirty worldwide music festivals.