2019 Paderewski Festival Cultural Exchange Diary

by Marek Zebrowski Wednesday, June 26. Warsaw-Kraków I wake up early to check if the (habitually late) non-stop LOT flight from LAX will actually land on time. Relief! LO22 is only two hours late today—it will touch down around 3 pm. Rush to breakfast and then to Warsaw Central train station to buy tickets for…Continue Reading 2019 Paderewski Festival Cultural Exchange Diary

Ministry of Culture Prize For Agata Zubel

The Annual Music Prize funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage was awarded to composer and singer Agata Zubel on June 12, 2019 at the event at Teatr Wielki—Opera Narodowa in Warsaw. Given by Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński, the award was received on behalf of the laureate by Dr. Daniel Cichy, director…Continue Reading Ministry of Culture Prize For Agata Zubel

Darek Oles Trio in L.A., July 12 & 14

Darek 'Oles' Oleszkiewicz and Kuba Stankiewicz

There will be two special concerts in Los Angeles this weekend featuring the Darek Oles Trio: bassist Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz, pianist Kuba Stankiewicz, drummer Tina Raymond. Previously featured at the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and on prestigious recordings for Warner Music Poland, the trio will also be…Continue Reading Darek Oles Trio in L.A., July 12 & 14

Gifts to PMC June 2019

New Szymanowski Book Throughout her long and intellectually rich life Teresa Chylińska, the world’s preeminent scholar of Karol Szymanowski, has authored a great number of books and even greater number of articles about this most important mid-20th century Polish composer. Chylińska’s latest book, Karol Szymanowski—Roman, którego nie było? [Karol Szymanowski—A Romance that did not happen?]…Continue Reading Gifts to PMC June 2019

Agnieszka Podlucka with iPalpiti in L.A.

Agnieszka Podlucka, viola

This year’s edition of the prestigious iPalpiti Festival (July 5-20, 2019) will feature Agnieszka Podłucka, a young superstar violist from Łódź, Poland, performing at venues throughout Southern California. On July 10,  Podłucka will share the stage with Hungarian violinist Samuel Nebyu and Trio Zadig from France, performing Rachmaninoff’s Trio elegiaque, Bernstein’s Candide, and more. On…Continue Reading Agnieszka Podlucka with iPalpiti in L.A.

2015 Paderewski Festival: Preview

Held annually in November, the Paderewski Festival is a four-day musical festival on California’s Central Coast. Celebrating the rich heritage of Paso Robles and its most famous resident, Ignacy Jan Paderewski—virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker—the Festival hosts concert and master classes by world renowned musicians, exhibits, lectures and film screenings,…Continue Reading 2015 Paderewski Festival: Preview