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Oct 10, 2012

Zofia and Antoni Wit initiative

An article from a Hungarian paper about the Zofia and Antoni Wit Initiative (Music Director of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Poland and his wife), the foundation to build a center for the elder retired Polish musicians (it actually opened or maybe will be open in a few days on Oct.1).

The initiative is supported by several musicians, such as Wojciech Kilar, a Polish composer and Rafał Blechacz who are donating to the initiative.

Original article (Hungarian)

Feb. 22, 2010, Warsaw

**Today, arillei shared a link to the news in Polish!!  Thank you!! (Oct. 12).

The idea to build a music house for retired musicians in Katy came from a couple of artists -Zophia and Antoni Wit. In 2004, a foundation was established and the idea to construct the house was supported by a number of artists, most generously by Wojciech Kilar, Wiesław Ochman, Kazimierz Kord, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Rafał Blechacz.
Tadeusz Żera, architect, designed the building in the style of rural manor house with an internal patio. On Oct.1, the grand opening of the building was held in the presence of First Lady Anna Komorowska.

In Europe, there is only one home for retired musicians - Casa Verdi in Milan. Its founder was Giuseppe Verdi.



  1. The center was opened on 1st October, how I found in polish news.

  2. Dziękuję bardzo! I was not able to find the news in Polish :)

  3. You're welcome:) There were about three or four news on the internet, e.g.:,34862,12591638,Zalozyli_Dom_Muzyka_Seniora__Drugi_taki_dom_w_Europie.html

  4. Thank you very much! I added the link and some description. Very interesting :D


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