Continuously since 2005, the Festival has focused on presenting Polish music from the Middle Ages to the present day, placing it in a broader international context. The mission of the event, organised in July in Krakow, is to recall the best Polish composers and their works, to discover forgotten music, and to break the stereotypes that have grown up around this art. It is the FMP that recalls and introduces to concert life both forgotten Polish operas, great religious and symphonic works, vocal lyricism and top-notch chamber music by such composers as Józef Michał Ksawery Poniatowski, Józef Elsner, Karol Kurpiński, Józef Kozłowski, Roman Statkowski and Mieczysław Weinberg. Performers at the Festival included Peter Jablonski, Jonathan Plowright, Elżbieta Szmytka, Yulianna Avdeeva, Evgeni Bozhanov, Kyohei Sorita, Eric Lu, Seong-Jin Cho, Janusz Wawrowski, Nikolay Khozyainov, Piotr Pławner, Tobias Koch, Linus Roth, Łukasz Długosz and Agata Szymczewska. Among the ensembles hosted in Krakow were Collegium 1704, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, London Sinfonietta, Wrocław Baroque Ensemble, Sinfonia Varsovia, NOSPR, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, "Amadeus" Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra or Ostrava Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductors including Jerzy Maksymiuk, Agnieszka Duczmal, Alexander Liebreich and Łukasz Borowicz. The festival has also hosted prominent composers: Wojciech Kilar, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Krzysztof Penderecki, Paweł Mykietyn and Agata Zubel. Paweł Orski is the director of the Festival.