Martyna Bilska

Festival Manager

Studied in the National 1-st Degre Music School by the name of I.J. Paderewski in Konin, Poland.

She studied at the National Higher School in Konin ( Early-School Musical Education ).

She began her vocal training at the age of 9 at the Konin House of Culture where she started competing in various song festivals and competitions. As a teenager she created an artistic group 'Zwykli - Niezwykli' (Ordinary-Extraordinary) organising charitable musical and theatrical performances.

Director of the 'APLAUZ' Festival in Peterborough.

She has been living and teaching in Peterborough for the last 9 years. 

M: 07787 757 548

Joanna Bernat

Director of the Polish Music Centre

Graduated from the National Music School by the name of Wojciech Kilar in Dzierżoniów, Poland.

A multi-instrumentalist, composer, author of many publications for children (poems, short stories, fairy-tales and songs) as well as books for music teachers and parents.

She frequently co-operates with many leading publishing houses in Poland.

She has had over 15 years of teaching experience.

Since 2006 she has been living and teaching in Peterborough.

Robert Szatkowski

IT support 

Connected with the technical side of the functioning for Polish Music Center in Peterborough, website support and marketing in social media. An enthusiastic motorcyclist and a motorcycle tourist.

Polish Community and Culture Organisation. 

Newly established association for Poles, which aims to promote Polish cultures, arts and traditions among different Communities. Organiser of many cultural events and various activities involving Polish community living in Great Britain to support Polish -British cooperation. 


PCCO cooperates actively with the Polish Music Center. The only one Polish organisation who organises music Festival for children and youths. 

Polish Music Centre in Peterborough,

Polish Music Centre in Peterborough started its activities in 2016. It gathers the parents and teachers among the Polish community in the UK who are interested in the musical development and education of their children.


The main goals of our Centre are:


  • musical & vocal tutoring,

  • development of musical sensitivity in our students,

  • education and development of our students in the artistic spirit with the stress put on the promotion of Polish music and culture,

  • active influence on the Polish community in the cultural field.


Our goals are fulfilled by:


  • organising musical tutoring at the highest level by our experienced and skilled tutors,

  • organising musical concerts (twice a year) during which our students are able to present their musical abilities and talents to a wider audience,

  • preparation of our students for individual and group performances as well as the British ABRSM exams,

  • co-ordinating the cultural activities with various local communities.

© 2017 by Robert Szatkowski     Festiwal APLAUZ, 16 Ash Road, Peterborough, PE1 4PF, United Kingdom      Tel: 07703 337 649