‘Chopin: The Perfect Virtuoso’

Celebrate the life, music and legacy of Frédéric Chopin with a special Collectors’ Edition of International Piano Magazine, entitled “Chopin: The Perfect Virtuoso.” The 100-page publication presents a comprehensive portrait of the great Romantic pianist and composer, celebrating his timeless masterpieces and the artists who bring them alive. Drawing on nearly a quarter of a…Continue Reading ‘Chopin: The Perfect Virtuoso’

The American Godfather of Polish Jazz

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute—the cultural diplomacy arm of the Polish government—regularly posts interesting articles and artist profiles on its website, culture.pl. Recently, an interesting article entitled “Willis Conover: The American Godfather of Polish Jazz” about the influential American radio host was published. Below is an excerpt: “Willis Conover, host of the Voice of America’s ‘Jazz…Continue Reading The American Godfather of Polish Jazz

Stream on Tour: Peszat Premiere

The first concert in the “Stream on Tour” series will be held on 22 July 2021. Grzesiek Mart and Piotr Peszat, together with representatives of the contemporary Polish classical music scene, will perform audio-visual concerts streamed live online. “Stream on Tour” is looking for an original way of using live video. Can streaming be a…Continue Reading Stream on Tour: Peszat Premiere


Jan Jarczyk (1947-2014)—a prominent Polish jazz pianist and trombonist, composer, arranger and educator—is being remembered this week by RadioJAZZ.FM in a series of broadcasts dedicated to the “Masters of Polish Jazz.” Sponsored by the EuroJAZZ Foundation for Promoting Jazz Music, these programs are part of the cycle of 100 radio shows curated by Rafał Garszczyński…Continue Reading JARCZYK BROADCASTS

2021 Baltic Neopolis Festival & M. Górecki Premiere

The 7th edition of the Baltic Neopolis Festival started on 24 June and will continue until 29 July 2021. A versatile initiative located in the basin of the Baltic Sea, this Festival has been happening since 2015 in Szczecin and the West Pomeranian Voivodship. It encourages the cooperation of musicians from all over the world,…Continue Reading 2021 Baltic Neopolis Festival & M. Górecki Premiere

2021 Karol Szymanowski Days: Stalowa Wola Generation

The 44th Karol Szymanowski Days in Zakopane will run from 25 July to 1 August 2021. This year’s edition is dedicated to the Stalowa Wola Generation on their 70th anniversary. It is organized by the Karol Szymanowski Museum at Willa Atma (ul. Kasprusie 19, 34-500 Zakopane, Poland). In 2021, the Polish artistic community will celebrate…Continue Reading 2021 Karol Szymanowski Days: Stalowa Wola Generation

New at Naxos

Moniuszko’s Halka Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872): Halka [Opera] Dominik Sutowicz, Magdalena Molendowska,  Łukasz Goliński, Poznań State Moniuszko Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, Gabriel Chmura – cond. NAXOS 8.660485-86 From the website Naxos.com: Polish composer, conductor and teacher Stanisław Moniuszko is widely known as ‘the father of Polish national opera’. Halka tells the tragic story of its…Continue Reading New at Naxos