2021 Paderewski Lecture-Recital: Weinberg

2021 Paderewski Lecture-Recital

Page links: Event Description ~ Event Details ~ Full Program Composer Bio ~ Lecturer Bio ~ Performer Bios The 2021 Paderewski Lecture-Recital honors the 25th death anniversary of Mieczysław Weinberg (1919- 1996)—an exceptionally prolific Polish-Jewish composer whose recognition, both during his lifetime and today, has been overshadowed by the turbulent times in which he lived….Continue Reading 2021 Paderewski Lecture-Recital: Weinberg

2021 G.G. Gorczycki Int’l Festival

Sixteen concerts featuring music by distinguished Polish and foreign composers will be held from 18 September to 17 October 2021 throughout Silesia. This year’s edition of the G. G. Gorczycki International Festival, subtitled “Transformations,” aims to show the greatest changes in the history of music that took place in two very different epochs: the Baroque…Continue Reading 2021 G.G. Gorczycki Int’l Festival

Kosciuszko Foundation’s Chopin Competition

The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, DC continues its 72-year long tradition of organizing the Chopin Piano Competition by holding its 67th edition on February 5-27, 2022. Composed of online and in-person auditions, this hybrid competition will be held in four rounds. Pianists of all nationalities aged 18-30 are invited to apply to the Kosciuszko Foundation…Continue Reading Kosciuszko Foundation’s Chopin Competition

2021 “Music on the Heights” Int’l Festival

On 11-18 September 2021, the Mieczysław Karłowicz Association in Zakopane presents the 13th “Muzyka na szczytach” [Music on the Heights] International Festival. This year’s edition features such renowned musicians as Marcin Masecki, Olga Pasiecznik, Agata Zubel, Szymon Komasa, Marcin Zdunik, the NFM Orchestra and Choir conducted by Marzena Diakun and Camerata Silesia. The International Festival…Continue Reading 2021 “Music on the Heights” Int’l Festival

2021 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles: Tickets On Sale


The Paderewski Festival returns to live concerts, open to the public in various venues in and around Paso Robles, California, on November 5-7, 2021. Paderewski Patrons and Friends of Paderewski passes, as well as general public tickets, are now available at www.paderewskifest.com. Friday, Nov. 5 The Festival begins on Friday, November 5 at the Park…Continue Reading 2021 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles: Tickets On Sale

SONORA Artists News: Krauze, Sikora & Koziak

SONORA Music continues to actively promote artists on its roster, despite the pandemic-induced slowdown in live performances during the past year. They have instead used that time to organize a number of concert premieres as well as recordings and album releases. Celebrations of Krauze, plus Zubel Premiere Conductor Wilson Hermanto led the National Polish Radio…Continue Reading SONORA Artists News: Krauze, Sikora & Koziak

Gardolińska Hollywood Bowl Debut

Marta Gardolinska

On September 9, Polish conductor Marta Gardolińska will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in her Hollywood Bowl debut. The program will open with Grażyna Bacewicz‘s Overture (1943), which packs the power of a larger symphonic work into a compact six minutes structure. It continues with Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto performed by soloist Hélène Grimaud, who…Continue Reading Gardolińska Hollywood Bowl Debut

Paderewski Connects Łącko and Vinnytsia

This year’s Małopolska Akademia Talentów [Małopolska Talent Academy] was held June 27 – July 4 in the charming southern Polish mountain town of Łącko. Organized and headed by the Kraków Music Academy professors Jan Kalinowski (cello) and Marek Szlezer (piano), this summer music camp attracted a total of 44 students from the Małopolska region and…Continue Reading Paderewski Connects Łącko and Vinnytsia

Rathaus Sonata and More!


On August 20, the violin and piano duo of Judith Ingolfsson and Vladimir Stoupel released an exciting new CD (OC 491). Recorded at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche in Berlin-Dahlem—a space with superb acoustics—the repertoire on this Oehms Classic CD features sonatas for violin and piano by Karol Rathaus (1895-1954), Heinz Tiessen (1887-1971), and Paul Arma (1905-1987). These…Continue Reading Rathaus Sonata and More!

The Quittner Collection Donation

Quittner donation

A sizeable collection of scores by Polish contemporary composers was recently donated to us by Katherine Quittner, a film music composer, orchestrator, music editor and music supervisor on dozens of big Hollywood films since the mid-1980s. Some of the titles Ms. Quittner worked on included Father of the Bride, A River Runs Through It, Dracula,…Continue Reading The Quittner Collection Donation