2024 POLIN Music Festival

The POLIN Music Festival, a festival celebrating Polish and Jewish music, has recently finished four exciting concert evenings. Held from February 22-25 in the POLIN Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw, this year’s festival explored questions such as ‘What is Jewish music today?’. Performers range from new artists to international stars such the Grammy Award-winning…Continue Reading 2024 POLIN Music Festival

ZKP’s new “Polish Yearbook of Musicology” site

The “Polish Yearbook of Musicology”, published by the Musicologists’ Section of the Polish Composers’ Union, now has a new website! The “Yearbook” publishes articles and messages in Polish and English on all musicological subdisciplines, including selected materials from the Musicological Conferences of the Polish Composers’ Union.  You can visit the website here [source: polmic.pl]…Continue Reading ZKP’s new “Polish Yearbook of Musicology” site

Piotr Moss: 75th Birthday Concert

This month in celebration of the 75th birthday of Piotr Moss, the Polish Orchestra ‘Sinfonia Iuventus‘ performed a program the composer’s symphonic works. Held on February 17, the concert program included Zoo, a five-part Suite for orchestra that is a humorous reminiscence of the composer’s visit to the Warsaw Zoo. The audience also heard Moss’s…Continue Reading Piotr Moss: 75th Birthday Concert

Wnuk-Nazarowa Premiere in Kielce

Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa

On February 16, Polish composer Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa celebrated her 75th birthday with the premiere of her new piece: Seven Deadly Sins – Tragicomic Suite for Large Symphony Orchestra. The suite contains an ironic and sarcastic interpretation of the cardinal human vices, arranged in seven parts: Pride, Envy, Debauchery, Greed, Anger, Gluttony and Sloth. The piece…Continue Reading Wnuk-Nazarowa Premiere in Kielce

Cracow Duo: ‘From Polonaise to Tango’ on March 10

Beloved by Los Angeles audiences, the Cracow Duo returns to USC on March 10. Comprised of cellist Jan Kalinowski and pianist Marek Szlezer, the duo will perform an evocative collection of some of their favorite pieces, gathered from over 20 years of performing as an ensemble. Entitled “From Polonaise to Tango,” the program will range…Continue Reading Cracow Duo: ‘From Polonaise to Tango’ on March 10

New Szymanowski Album by Warsaw Philharmonic

The National Philharmonic in Warsaw has released a new album – Szymanowski Reimagined (FN 08/ACD 330), featuring outstanding violinist Bartłomiej Nizioł and the National Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Andrzej Boreyko. Transporting listeners on a fascinating journey through varied musical landscapes, the album contains some of the most interesting piano compositions by Karol Szymanowski,…Continue Reading New Szymanowski Album by Warsaw Philharmonic

Polish-Ukrainian Solidarity Concert in Warsaw

The Paderewski Polish-Ukrainian Foundation, together with the Lviv Philharmonic and the Second Life Foundation, will present an important concert at the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw on Sunday, February 25 at 7 p.m. This gala event is scheduled to commemorate the second anniversary of Russian military aggression against Ukraine and celebrate the unprecedented solidarity of…Continue Reading Polish-Ukrainian Solidarity Concert in Warsaw

Celebrating Anniversaries: Sikora

The 2023-2024 concert season is filled with special anniversary performances of several composers who recently celebrated their eightieth birthdays. Last summer, it was Marta Ptaszyńska and Krzysztof Meyer who turned eighty, and last October it was Elżbieta Sikora’s turn to pass this important milestone. Stanisław Suchora and his agency, Sonora Music, have done a wonderful…Continue Reading Celebrating Anniversaries: Sikora

Zarębski Piano Duo Returns to the US

The Zarębski Piano Duo, an ensemble formed a decade ago in Kraków and specializing in repertoire for piano four-hands, will be visiting the United States in the coming weeks. The ensemble’s pianists, Grzegorz Mania and Piotr Różański, are professors at the Bydgoszcz and Kraków Music Academies. Their anticipated return comes in connection with the annual…Continue Reading Zarębski Piano Duo Returns to the US

SMPK Members Nominated For FRYDERYKI 2024 Awards

The Phonographic Academy [Akademia Fonograficzna] and the Association of Audio Video Producers [Związek Producentów Audio Video – ZPAV] have opened up the first round of voting for the FRYDERKI 2024 Awards—Poland’s equivalent of the American Grammy Awards. Since 1995, the FRYDERKI Awards have been recognized by Polish musicians as the most prestigious awards in the…Continue Reading SMPK Members Nominated For FRYDERYKI 2024 Awards