PMC in 2021 and beyond…

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Dear Friends of Polish Music, First of all, we would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family in these admittedly trying times. Although we’ve experienced many difficulties and challenges posed by the pandemic that is still around us, we are quite certain of better times ahead. Your sustained support gave us…Continue Reading PMC in 2021 and beyond…

Chopin & Friends Finale – Polaczyk & Jabri Premieres

The 23rd Chopin & Friends Festival concluded in New York City with a November 19 finale concert at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland. The two- and half-hour evening featured world premieres of works by Jakub Polaczyk – Ginkyo-ya: Pendula in memoriam K. Penderecki for String Quartet (2021) and Zaid Jabri – Prelude…Continue Reading Chopin & Friends Finale – Polaczyk & Jabri Premieres

“Online Meetings at the Composers’ Union” – Zygmunt Mycielski


On 16 December 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Central European Time, the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP) will host an online meeting devoted to the life and work of Zygmunt Mycielski (1907–1987). Zygmunt Mycielski – composer, writer and music activist – studied at the École Normale de Musique in Paris with Paul Dukas and Nadia Boulanger (Mycielski…Continue Reading “Online Meetings at the Composers’ Union” – Zygmunt Mycielski

‘Rubinstein in Memoriam’ Competition Winners

On December 10, winners of the 12th International Competition for Young Pianists—Artur Rubinstein in Memoriam in Bydgoszcz were announced. The First Prize and 30,000 PLN (about $7500) award went to Polish pianist Mateusz Krzyżański. Serbian pianist Vladimir Arcimovic was the Second Prize Winner, with the Third Prize given to Hyo Lee from Korea. Other finalists…Continue Reading ‘Rubinstein in Memoriam’ Competition Winners

New Music Premieres in Katowice

The National Symphony Polish Radio Orchestra Hall (NOSPR) will host the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej [New Music Orchestra] in a December 19 concert of world premieres at NOSPR Hall in Katowice. The works to have their world premiere on this program are Dariusz Przybylski‘s Chamber Symphony, Dobromiła Jaskot‘s Magammahm and Paweł Hendrich‘s Piano Concerto ‘Phantomaticon,’ with pianist Ignacy Lisiecki as the…Continue Reading New Music Premieres in Katowice

Krauze’s Diamond Anniversary & Premiere

The Polish Radio Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio in Warsaw will be the site of celebrations for Zygmunt Krauze’s 60th anniversary of work as a composer. Scheduled for December 16, the concert—entitled “Tren”—will feature a selection of works by the distinguished laureate in performance by the Lutosławski Piano Duo (Emilia Karolina Sitarz and Bartek Wąsik) as…Continue Reading Krauze’s Diamond Anniversary & Premiere