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This impressive neo-baroque pile, built in 1931, has hosted many top international names, partly thanks to the involvement of Tadeusz Strugaƚa as general and artistic director. Strugaƚa, artistic director and chief conductor here in the 1980s, worked with Roman Polański on Oscar-winning film The Pianist in 2001. The current managing and artistic director is conductor Paweƚ Przytocki. The Philharmonic also contains two rooms for chamber concerts. Its main auditorium has been home to the Krakow Philharmonic since the ast days of the war in 1945.