April 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 4 News I PRIZE in the Serocki Interntaional Composition Competition was won by Pedro Palacio of Argentina for a work for clarinet and string orchestra: “Yugoslavia is burning. War is not over.” The prize will be awarded on June 10th in the Concert Studio Hall of Polish Radio S-1. The competition is held every three years….Continue Reading April 1996

March 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 3 Event of the Month! The third annual Paderewski Festival will be held in Paso Robles, California from March 22-24th. A series of concerts and tours of the wineries in the area, along with the famous Polish breakfast. Why Paso Robles you may ask. The great pianist Paderewski purchased a ranch in the…Continue Reading March 1996

January 1996

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 2, no. 1 News The PMRC now has its own URL address on the World Wide Web. It is ../index.html. A home page is being designed and should be ready by the end of the month. The gopher file will still remain for those unable to access the World Wide Web. Information on competitions…Continue Reading January 1996

December 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 11 This month’s Newsletter will be devoted to Christmas shopping. Where to find videos, CDs and tape cassettes, song books and other material pertaining to Polish music and culture to buy for yourself, your family or friends! I found the largest selection of gift ideas in the PolArt Catalog. Located in Sarasota, Florida,…Continue Reading December 1995

November 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 11 Flash News For the second consecutive time there was No First Prize awarded this year at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw! The Second Place Prize was shared by an audience favorite, Aleksey Sultanov, 26, of Russia and Phillipe Giusiano, 22, from France. Third Prize went to Gabriela Montero, 25, an American living in Great Britain….Continue Reading November 1995

October 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 9 News Flash Simon Rattle’s recording of the Szymanowski “Stabat Mater” has made it through the second round of voting for the 1995 Gramaphone Awards. It is in the running, not only for the best Choral recording, but also for engineering. EMI CDC 555121-2. A NEW International Violin Competition, “THE I GROBLICZ’S FAMILY INTERNATIONAL…Continue Reading October 1995

September 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 9 News Flash! Henry Gorecki’s “Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka, op. 66” has been selected as an “Editor’s Choice” (Robert Cowan) in the September ’95 issue of Gramophone. Also included in this Nonesuch 7559-79342-4 compact disc is the composer’s “Harpsichord Concerto” written for Elzbieta Chojnacka. The music critic states that “this is probably…Continue Reading September 1995

August 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 8 News! Polish conductor Piotr Borkowski is among five finalists (from among thirty contestants) to have been selected for the position of Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He is presently artistic director of the Philharmonic in the city of Olsztyn. The jury consisted of Seiji Ozawa, Leon Fleisher and Gustav Meier. DEADLINE for the Vth…Continue Reading August 1995

July 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 7 News of Competition Results! III Witold Lutoslawski International Competition In Composition: No FIRST Prize was awarded! Tied for SECOND Place: Pierre Michel Bedard of France for “Symphonie pour orchestre” and Aleksander Szczecinski from Ukraine for “Flute Concerto.” SPECIAL MENTION: Tobias Peter Schneid, Germany for “Symphony of Covert Portraits.”Three hundred and one symphonic scores from throughout the world…Continue Reading July 1995

June 1995

Polish Music Reference Center Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 6 Flash News! Winner of the First prize in the II International Moniuszko Vocal Competition  (April ’95): CARA O’SULLIVAN, soprano (Ireland). Second: Kyung-hye La, soprano (Korea). Third: Natalia Jutesch, soprano (Ukraine). Fourth:Daniel Borowski, bass (Poland) Aleksandra Dursieniewa, mezzo (Ukraine) Aleksander Guriec, tenor (Ukraine). The competition organized by soprano, Maria Foltyn, is held at the National Philharmonic…Continue Reading June 1995