Musical Epitaph in Memory of Paweł Adamowicz

The Polish premiere of Epitaph for Paweł Adamowicz composed by Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz will take place on January 18. Monika Kaźmierczak will perform the piece on the carillon of the St. Catherine’s Church in Gdańsk. The composer dedicated the Epitaph to the recently murdered Mayor of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz, whose name and city are referenced within the composition of the work…Continue Reading Musical Epitaph in Memory of Paweł Adamowicz

2nd Penderecki Int’l Competition for Young Composers

The Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union has announced the 2nd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers. This year’s competition is a 9- to 14-minute composition for string quartet (two violins, viola and cello). The jury will grant one Main Prize which consists of 1,000 USD and a premiere in May 2019 during the…Continue Reading 2nd Penderecki Int’l Competition for Young Composers

12 Polish Composers You Should Know (Who Aren’t Chopin)

Intro here Everyone loves the music of Fryderyk Chopin, Poland’s most well-known composer. But, how many other Polish composers do you know? Learn more about Poland’s best composers from one of Poland’s best composers: Marta Ptaszyńska. Born in Warsaw and based in Chicago, Ptaszyńska has received many prestigious awards and honors for her work, including a…Continue Reading 12 Polish Composers You Should Know (Who Aren’t Chopin)

Agata Zubel receives 2018 European Composer Award

The European Composer Award is presented annually during the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin. Polish composer Agata Zubel received the accolade for her latest composition Fireworks for large orchestra which was premiered by the European Union Youth Orchestra under Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda in Warsaw on 13 August 2018. It has since been performed in Berlin’s Konzerthaus…Continue Reading Agata Zubel receives 2018 European Composer Award

Lynch & Zebrowski

The celebrated film director and auteur David Lynch is also a noted visual artist, and the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, Netherlands opened an exhibit of his paintings on November 29, 2018. Entitled “Someone is in my house,” the show included a wide variety of large paintings, drawings, sketches and objects d’art. Videos are also a…Continue Reading Lynch & Zebrowski

2018 ‘Festival of Song’ in Warsaw

Held during the first half of December, the 15th Festival of Song [XV Festiwal Pieśni] concluded on Saturday, Dec. 15 with a concert at the historic 18th century Royal Opera House located on the grounds of the Łazienki Palace in Warsaw. Under the direction of Director Krzysztof Kur and Artistic Director Ryszard Cieśla, for its final concert the Festival…Continue Reading 2018 ‘Festival of Song’ in Warsaw

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