POLMIC Announced as a Scientific Library

The Music Library of the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP)—known as the Polish Music Information Center POLMIC, a sister organization of the USC Polish Music Center—has received the status of a scientific library. The determination was made by the Vice President of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and Professor Piotr…Continue Reading POLMIC Announced as a Scientific Library

6th Int’l Composition Competition “Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta: Hommage à Krzysztof Penderecki”

The 6th International Composition Competition “Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta: Hommage à Krzysztof Penderecki” has been settled and winners have been selected. Sinfonietta Cracovia—the Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Krakow—announced its 6th International Composition Competition as dedicated to the memory of Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki, who has been associated with the ensemble since the very beginning. The Competition…Continue Reading 6th Int’l Composition Competition “Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta: Hommage à Krzysztof Penderecki”

Darek Oleszkiewicz’s New Solo Album

Last week, Darek Oleszkiewicz released a new album entitled “The Promise.” The album is a tribute to the music of John Coltrane, in acoustic solo bass arrangements. The album is now available on all digital platforms including: Spotify, Amazon, and iTunes. Streaming and downloading is available here. An additional viewing of the album is featured…Continue Reading Darek Oleszkiewicz’s New Solo Album

8th Emanacje Music Festival

The eighth edition of the Emanacje Music Festival will be held in Lusławice from 5 July to 30 August 2020. The inaugural concert will include works by composer Krzysztof Penderecki to be performed by Jurek Dybał and chamber musicians of the Sinfonietta Cracovia. Audiences will have the opportunity to rediscover Lusławice, in virtual space, and…Continue Reading 8th Emanacje Music Festival

Schaeffer Puzzle Play 2020

The “Schaeffer Puzzle Play 2020,” an online improvised event inspired by Bogusław Schaeffer‘s scores, will be held on Saturday, 4 July 2020 at 7:00 p.m. A unique live performance of actors, dancers, and musicians will be broadcast on the Facebook, Instagram and Vimeo pages of the Aurea Porta Foundation. “Schaeffer Puzzle Play 2020” is a theater and…Continue Reading Schaeffer Puzzle Play 2020

Polaczyk Wins in NYC

The 2019-2020 American Prize in Composition – Instrumental Chamber Music Division, was announced on June 9. The laureate is young Polish composer Jakub Polaczyk for OJIBBEWAY—American Images in Memory of George Castlin (2019). Scored for flute, accordion, and piano, the work was written for a trio of Italian performers, Andrea Biagini, Cesare Chiacciaretta, and Fausto…Continue Reading Polaczyk Wins in NYC

Zorman On Bacewicz

On Sunday, June 28, virtuoso violinist Itamar Zorman gave a live performance of several violin and piano works by Grażyna Bacewicz. The concert was live-streamed on Facebook and interspersed with a conversation between Maestro Zorman and PMC director Marek Zebrowski.  Ably assisted by pianist Liza Stepanova, Zorman was heard in Bacewicz’s Slavonic Dance, Melody, Oberek,…Continue Reading Zorman On Bacewicz

Livestream: Grażyna Bacewicz & PMC Director Marek Zebrowski

Zorman Bacewicz

The composer of four symphonies, seven violin concertos, seven string quartets, five sonatas for violin and piano and many more works, Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) was a major figure in Polish music in the middle of the 20th century. Popular among audiences and musicians alike, her music also plays a historically important role “bridging the gap…Continue Reading Livestream: Grażyna Bacewicz & PMC Director Marek Zebrowski

Concerts at Radziejowice

Radziejowice Summer 2020 concerts

The Stanisław Moniuszko Warsaw Music Society and Radziejowice Castle invite you to a series of summer concerts that will take place from 27 June to 15 August 2020 in Radziejowice. The concerts will have audience and also will be streamed online via the Radziejowice YouTube channel. Among the performers of the inaugural “Chamber Masters’ Concert”…Continue Reading Concerts at Radziejowice