A concert dedicated to the 150th birth anniversary of Zygmunt Stojowski will be held on 23 August 2020 at the Palace on the Isle in Royal Łazienki Park in Warsaw. The concert is part of the series “Jubilees of Polish composers in Royal Łazienki Park” and is organized by the Institute of Music and Dance, with funding from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

During the concert, Tomasz Strahl (cello) and Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryła (piano) will perform works by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Ludomir Różycki and Zygmunt Stojowski. The concert will be hosted by Maxymilian Bylicki.

8 April 2020 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Zygmunt Stojowski (b. 1870, Strzelce – d. 1946, New York) – a composer, pianist and pedagogue widely recognized outside Poland, especially in the United States, where he made his contribution to American music education. Stojowski taught at the Institute of Musical Art in New York, then at the Von Ende School of Music (now the University of the State of New York), and around 1918 he founded his own school. He organized festivals and master classes, gave concerts in many cities in the United States, Canada and the countries of South America. He founded the Polish Institute of Arts and Letters, the prototype of today’s Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences (PIASA). He was a student of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, with whom he remained in friendship for almost half a century. Donated by his surviving family in 2004, Stojowski’s archives are located at the USC Polish Music Center in Los Angeles, in the Zygmunt and Luisa Stojowski Collection.

23 August 2020 | 6:00 p.m. CET
150th Birth Anniversary of Zygmunt Stojowski Concert

Palace on the Isle in the Royal Łazienki Park in Warsaw, Poland
Admission: FREE
Ticket Invitations:  muzyka@imit.org.pl
Info: imit.org.pl/programy/departament-muzyki/4465

[Sources: polmic.pl, imit.org.pl]