Polaczyk Wins in NYC

The 2019-2020 American Prize in Composition – Instrumental Chamber Music Division, was announced on June 9. The laureate is young Polish composer Jakub Polaczyk for OJIBBEWAY—American Images in Memory of George Castlin (2019). Scored for flute, accordion, and piano, the work was written for a trio of Italian performers, Andrea Biagini, Cesare Chiacciaretta, and Fausto…Continue Reading Polaczyk Wins in NYC

Zorman On Bacewicz

On Sunday, June 28, virtuoso violinist Itamar Zorman gave a live performance of several violin and piano works by Grażyna Bacewicz. The concert was live-streamed on Facebook and interspersed with a conversation between Maestro Zorman and PMC director Marek Zebrowski.  Ably assisted by pianist Liza Stepanova, Zorman was heard in Bacewicz’s Slavonic Dance, Melody, Oberek,…Continue Reading Zorman On Bacewicz

Blecharz Premiere at the POLIN Museum

Members of the POLIN Choir symbolically woke up the building of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, which has been closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, by performing Wojtek Blecharz‘s Mantra for Muranów. The premiere was streamed live on 22 June 2020 at 7:30 on the POLIN Museum…Continue Reading Blecharz Premiere at the POLIN Museum

Zygmunt Krauze Award & Performances

Krauze’s Virtual Salon On alternate Fridays, beginning in July and running until September, the YouTube and Facebook channels of PWM Editions will feature pianist and composer Zygmunt Krauze’s live improvisations on works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Paderewski. All of the broadcasts will be carried live from Maestro Krauze’s studio on the upper floor of…Continue Reading Zygmunt Krauze Award & Performances

“Manru” Broadcast Postponed

The broadcast of Paderewski’s only opera, Manru, produced by Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, has been postponed until the fall. The new date for its airing on TVP Kultura will be announced later and this performance will be available online in the PWM series #TUTTIwdomu. Maciej Figas served as musical director for this production of Manru…Continue Reading “Manru” Broadcast Postponed