PWM Edition has launched a campaign and an international educational project, which brings the works by Polish composers closer to audiences worldwide. ‘Music from Chopin’s Land’ encompasses more than just pieces by Chopin – it also means Paderewski, Szymanowska, Moniuszko, Kilar, Kurpiński, and many other composers.
Fryderyk Chopin’s pieces need no introduction, and no pianist needs to be encouraged to play them, as his compositions showcase Polish piano music all over the world. The ‘Music from Chopin’s Land’ international project, addressed to beginner and intermediate pianists and their teachers from Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, and Austria, encourages them to broaden the basic educational and concert repertoire with works by Polish artists. The works of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Stanisław Moniuszko, Karol Kurpiński, Maria Szymanowska, Wojciech Kilar, Tekla Bądarzewska, and many others, including less-known composers, make up a substantial educational and concert oeuvre for young piano students.
Piano teachers from the United Kingdom can take advantage of a series of five videos presenting the educational aspects of works by selected Polish composers and presented by Andrew Eales, a famous pianist, teacher, and writer. All five videos cover performance and interpretation, along with proposed technical solutions. Andrew Eales encourages teaching pianists to expand their educational repertoire with works by Krystyna Gowik, Feliks Rybicki, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Tekla Bądarzewska. One of the tutorials is devoted to Chopin’s Preludes. The tutorials are complemented by recordings of full performances, added as a bonus to each of the five educational videos.
The distribution of films in the United Kingdom starts on 9 November. Following the distribution will be, a publication of a set of reviews on Pianodao and campaign announcements in International Piano and Music Teacher magazines.