Kulenty World Premiere by Sinfonia Iuventus

The fundamental mission of the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra is to promote Polish historical and contemporary music. The ensemble finds great joy and satisfaction in participating in first performances of musical pieces. The upcoming concert on October 30 at the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in the Mokotów suburb of Warsaw is…Continue Reading Kulenty World Premiere by Sinfonia Iuventus

PCMA/SPMK Autumn Offerings

Women in Music The Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association [PCMA, or SPMK in Polish] organized their first international festival promoting women composers and their work. It was an online event, taking place on October 4-5 and 11-12 and broadcast on the SPMK YouTube channel. The Festival focused on presenting works by Grażyna Bacewicz and other Polish women…Continue Reading PCMA/SPMK Autumn Offerings

Paderewski Festival in Warsaw

The Ave Arte Foundation in Poland is organizing another edition of their annual International Paderewski Festival in Warsaw. It will be held in several prestigious venues across Poland’s capital November 3-13. The inaugural concert will take place at the Royal Castle on November 3 and feature a selection of songs by Paderewski and Poulenc as…Continue Reading Paderewski Festival in Warsaw

Paderewski in Silesia

On October 29, a symphonic concert at the Silesian Philharmonic will commemorate the 120th anniversary of the only concert played by Ignacy Jan Paderewski in Silesia. Held in the building that has housed the Philharmonic since 1945, this modern performance commemorates Paderewski’s concert in Silesia on October 27, 1901. The Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and…Continue Reading Paderewski in Silesia

Regina Chłopicka Obituary

Regina Chłopicka – an outstanding musicologist, professor at the Academy of Music in Kraków and member of the Polish Composers’ Union since 1981 – has died. In 2021, she received the Annual Award of the Polish Composers’ Union for outstanding achievements in the field of music. She was a long-time professor in the current Department…Continue Reading Regina Chłopicka Obituary

Anderszewski Wins 2021 Gramophone Award

JS Bach Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 (Excerpts) Piotr Anderszewski, piano Warner Classics (January 2021) Polish pianist, and former USC Thornton School of Music student, Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. Since 2000, Anderszewski has been an exclusive artist with the Warner Classics/Erato label (previously Virgin Classics). His first…Continue Reading Anderszewski Wins 2021 Gramophone Award

Liu Triumphs at Chopin Competition in Warsaw

Canadian pianist Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu has been named the First Prize winner of the 18th Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Held every five years, the 2020 Competition was rescheduled to this year because of the pandemic. Liu’s win comes with 40,000 Euro ($47,000) cash prize as well as lucrative performance and recording contracts in years to…Continue Reading Liu Triumphs at Chopin Competition in Warsaw

Nowak in Madrid

Maestro Grzegorz Nowak continues to lead orchestras all across Europe and present musically interesting programs with excellent young soloists. One of Nowak’s most recent appearances took place at the Symphony Hall of the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid on September 30. The program opened with Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Concert Overture and continued with…Continue Reading Nowak in Madrid

Paderewski Gala in NYC

Paderewski Tribute Gala 2021

The year 2021 marks the eightieth anniversary of Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s death. He died after a short illness at the Buckingham Hotel in New York City on June 29, 1941. Known today as The Quin, this hotel is located on West 57th Street, a few steps away from Carnegie Hall, where Paderewski made his American…Continue Reading Paderewski Gala in NYC

Ptaszyńska World Premiere

Bassem Akiki & Klaudiusz Baran

The latest opus by the distinguished Polish composer, Marta Ptaszyńska, will be world-premiered on Sunday, October 17. The concert will be held at the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in the Mokotów suburb of Warsaw. It will be carried live and also later rebroadcasted by Polish Radio, Program II. Ptaszyńska’s Magiczna podróż [Magical Journey] is…Continue Reading Ptaszyńska World Premiere