“Space for young composers” H.M. Górecki Int’l Composers’ Competition

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki‘s death. To commemorate the composer and give young artists an opportunity to present and promote their works, the Silesian Philharmonic is launching a composing competition named after its patron, combined with this year’s 8th edition of the International Days of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki. The subject of…Continue Reading “Space for young composers” H.M. Górecki Int’l Composers’ Competition

Winners of the 61st Tadeusz Baird Young Composers Competition

The final concert of the 61st Tadeusz Baird Young Composers Competition and the announcement of the winners took place on 19 June 2020 in the Concert Hall of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the concert took place without an audience. The seven works that qualified for the…Continue Reading Winners of the 61st Tadeusz Baird Young Composers Competition

Livestream: Grażyna Bacewicz & PMC Director Marek Zebrowski

Zorman Bacewicz

The composer of four symphonies, seven violin concertos, seven string quartets, five sonatas for violin and piano and many more works, Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) was a major figure in Polish music in the middle of the 20th century. Popular among audiences and musicians alike, her music also plays a historically important role “bridging the gap…Continue Reading Livestream: Grażyna Bacewicz & PMC Director Marek Zebrowski

Concerts at Radziejowice

Radziejowice Summer 2020 concerts

The Stanisław Moniuszko Warsaw Music Society and Radziejowice Castle invite you to a series of summer concerts that will take place from 27 June to 15 August 2020 in Radziejowice. The concerts will have audience and also will be streamed online via the Radziejowice YouTube channel. Among the performers of the inaugural “Chamber Masters’ Concert”…Continue Reading Concerts at Radziejowice

Musical Aces: Golka & Lipinski

Beethoven’s monumental cycle of 32 Piano Sonatas are the subject of pianist Adam Golka’s tribute to the great Viennese master on the 250th anniversary of his birth falling in December of this year. Already by the age of 18, Mr. Golka had this great repertoire challenge well under his fingers and performed them in public….Continue Reading Musical Aces: Golka & Lipinski

Concerts Celebrating John Paul II

A Piano Recital by Łukasz Krupiński In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyła, who would later be known as Pope John Paul II, pianist Łukasz Krupiński recorded a Chopin Recital on May 15. The recording was made in London’s Twickenham district at the house of Lady Panufnik, the wife of…Continue Reading Concerts Celebrating John Paul II

Wieniawski Competition Goes Online!

Due to the current pandemic-related restrictions and widespread limits on public gatherings, the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City will hold its Wieniawski Violin Competition online this time around. Established in 1969, the Competition aims to encourage aspiring young violinist to study Polish violin repertoire with special emphasis on the virtuoso works by Henryk Wieniawski…Continue Reading Wieniawski Competition Goes Online!

Jazz Therapy with Niedbała

A quartet of young Polish musicians—Michał Niedbała (piano), Mikołaj Sikora (bass), Piotr Przewoźniak (drums) and Ola Przewoźniak (vocals)—launched a weekly series of original online concerts on June 1. Their project, jazzbaja, is a jazz reinterpretation of some well-known Polish songs traditionally sung for children at bedtime. Each new segment in the program will be released…Continue Reading Jazz Therapy with Niedbała

Vivanet Plays Szymanowski on Naxos

SZYMANOWSKI, K.: Piano Works Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937): 9 Preludes, Op. 1 (excerpts); 4 Studies, Op. 4; 12 Studies, Op. 33; Maski [Masks], Op. 34 Andrea Vivanet, piano Naxos 8.551401 (August 2019) From the CD liner notes written by Norbert Florian Schuck: The relevance of the piano in Karol Szymanowski’s work may hardly be underestimated. During…Continue Reading Vivanet Plays Szymanowski on Naxos