ZKP Award For Music Education

This year on June 28, the Board of the Polish Composers Union [ZKP] awarded the 8th Polish Composers Union Award in recognition of Grażyna Krzanowska’s outstanding accomplishment in the field of music education. As both a composer and teacher, Krzanowska has spent several years enriching youth in the field of contemporary music. The award ceremony…Continue Reading ZKP Award For Music Education

5th Frost Chopin Festival in Miami

The Frost School of Music continues its partnership with the Chopin Foundation to bring us the 5th edition of the Frost Chopin Festival! This year you can look forward to unforgettable performances from leading artists Dang Thai Son, Dmitry Ablogin, Kevin Kenner, and Dean of the Frost School of Music, pianist Shelly Berg. Students of…Continue Reading 5th Frost Chopin Festival in Miami

The New Voices Collection Grows!

Wojciech Stępień—a noted composer, music theorist and musicologist who, for the past year, was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at UCLA—recently dropped by the USC Polish Music Center. This wasn’t his first visit with us because, during the past year, Dr. Stępień attended several concerts we produced on the USC campus and at the Holocaust Museum…Continue Reading The New Voices Collection Grows!

Polish Day in LA

The Polish-American community of the Los Angeles area has organized a day of Polish events in the arts district of Long Beach, California. This event is a celebration of Polish-American heritage and is also a fundraiser for the 2023 edition of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles.  The event will feature traditional Polish dance music,…Continue Reading Polish Day in LA

New on Naxos June 2023

Leading classical music label NAXOS has several exciting new releases featuring Polish creativity. This month NAXOS highlights Polish opera and string quartets. Janek by Żeleński Described by period writers and fellow composers, Zygmunt Stojowski and Jarosław Zieliński, as the most influential Polish composer of the fin-de-siècle, Żeleński was the teacher of a generation of composers…Continue Reading New on Naxos June 2023

PMC Gifts: May 2023

Sounds from New York City Jakub Polaczyk—friend of the PMC, composer and enthusiastic promoter of Polish music in New York City—sent us a monographic CD featuring variety of his compositions. The works on this Albany Records Troy1926 release include compositions for solo trombone, clarinet, percussion, and piano, string quartet, as well as songs for bass…Continue Reading PMC Gifts: May 2023

Warsaw | ‘Elektro’: Electrobots

On Tuesday June 6, composer and clarinetist Michał Górczyński presented a concert played with musical robots during the second meeting of the ‘Elektro’ series  at the Contemporary Music Space Hashtag Lab. This concert was a part of the ‘Warsaw Robot-Duets’ project, which is a presentation of the capabilities of machines and an attempt to transfer…Continue Reading Warsaw | ‘Elektro’: Electrobots


By Marek Zebrowski Rise Up & Resist was the official name for a concert commemorating the eightieth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, held in San Francisco on April 28. Sponsored by Tad and Dianne Taube and Taube Philanthropies, the program featured music by Ludwig van Beethoven, David Beigelman, Ernest Bloch, Frederic Chopin, Albert Harris,…Continue Reading MUSIC AND MEMORY RISE UP!

2023 Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition

The 2023 Paderewski Festival will hold its annual Youth Piano Competition auditions on Sunday, October 15. Contestants will compete in two categories: Juniors (ages 10-14) and Seniors (ages 15-18). Juniors are expected to perform two contrasting solo piano works of their choice with the length of the program not to exceed 10 minutes. Seniors are…Continue Reading 2023 Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition