In August and September, the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań will present a new concert series entitled “Contemporary Chamber Miniature in the time of Pandemic. First Performances”. Every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. CET, new works by composers associated with the Poznań Academy will be presented on YouTube, Facebook and The series starts on 6 August 2020 and ends on International Music Day, 1 October 2020.

A total of 9 miniatures were created during the pandemic. On 6 August, the series will be inaugurated by Radosław Mateja‘s Tango for violin and piano, performed by Piotr Kosarga (violin) and Hanna Lizinkiewicz (piano). The piece was commissioned by the duo of performers. Its axis is a theme that returns in the form of a refrain, which is a subject of variations and rhythmic modifications. To watch the online premiere, visit: .

On subsequent Thursdays, other miniatures composed by teachers of the Academy of Music in Poznań will be presented: Agnieszka Zdrojek-Suchodolska, PhD (13 August), Barbara Kaszuba, PhD (20 August), Radosław Mateja, PhD (27 August), Prof. Monika Kędziora (3 September), Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska, PhD (10 September), Michał Janocha, PhD (17 September), Prof. Artur Kroschel (24 September), Prof. Zbigniew Kozub (1 October).