Blecharz Premiere at the POLIN Museum

Members of the POLIN Choir symbolically woke up the building of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, which has been closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, by performing Wojtek Blecharz‘s Mantra for Muranów. The premiere was streamed live on 22 June 2020 at 7:30 on the POLIN Museum…Continue Reading Blecharz Premiere at the POLIN Museum

Zygmunt Krauze Award & Performances

Krauze’s Virtual Salon On alternate Fridays, beginning in July and running until September, the YouTube and Facebook channels of PWM Editions will feature pianist and composer Zygmunt Krauze’s live improvisations on works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Paderewski. All of the broadcasts will be carried live from Maestro Krauze’s studio on the upper floor of…Continue Reading Zygmunt Krauze Award & Performances

“Manru” Broadcast Postponed

The broadcast of Paderewski’s only opera, Manru, produced by Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, has been postponed until the fall. The new date for its airing on TVP Kultura will be announced later and this performance will be available online in the PWM series #TUTTIwdomu. Maciej Figas served as musical director for this production of Manru…Continue Reading “Manru” Broadcast Postponed

Romuald Twardowski at 90

The month of June marked the 90th birthday of Romuald Twardowski, a great Polish composer with a fascinating personal history and an impressive catalogue of works. Born in Wilno (now Vilnius, Lithuania) on 17 June 1930, Twardowski began to study violin and piano during the years of World War II. Immediately after the war, for…Continue Reading Romuald Twardowski at 90

“Space for young composers” H.M. Górecki Int’l Composers’ Competition

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki‘s death. To commemorate the composer and give young artists an opportunity to present and promote their works, the Silesian Philharmonic is launching a composing competition named after its patron, combined with this year’s 8th edition of the International Days of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki. The subject of…Continue Reading “Space for young composers” H.M. Górecki Int’l Composers’ Competition

Winners of the 61st Tadeusz Baird Young Composers Competition

The final concert of the 61st Tadeusz Baird Young Composers Competition and the announcement of the winners took place on 19 June 2020 in the Concert Hall of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the concert took place without an audience. The seven works that qualified for the…Continue Reading Winners of the 61st Tadeusz Baird Young Composers Competition

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

Musical Aces: Golka & Lipinski

Beethoven’s monumental cycle of 32 Piano Sonatas are the subject of pianist Adam Golka’s tribute to the great Viennese master on the 250th anniversary of his birth falling in December of this year. Already by the age of 18, Mr. Golka had this great repertoire challenge well under his fingers and performed them in public….Continue Reading Musical Aces: Golka & Lipinski

Wieniawski Competition Goes Online!

Due to the current pandemic-related restrictions and widespread limits on public gatherings, the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City will hold its Wieniawski Violin Competition online this time around. Established in 1969, the Competition aims to encourage aspiring young violinist to study Polish violin repertoire with special emphasis on the virtuoso works by Henryk Wieniawski…Continue Reading Wieniawski Competition Goes Online!