On November 5 in the Theater of the Polish Social and Cultural Center in London, a concert celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Polish Music School in London took place under the honorary patronage of the National Centre for Culture Poland and the Polish Composers’ Union.
The Polish Music School is the largest institution of this type in Great Britain and the first music school in the world to be named after Sir Andrzej Panufnik. Currently, over 95 students aged 5 to 18 study at the school.
The jubilee concert was accompanied by the ceremony to name the school after Sir Andrzej Panufnik. Lady Camilla Panufnik, the composer’s wife, was there for the event as well.
That evening, in addition to performances by students of the Polish Music School, Orlęta, a Polish Folk Song and Dance Group performed, as well as the pianist Łukasz Krupiński, who is the winner of the 7th International Piano Competition in San Marino, and a semi-finalist of the 17th Chopin International Piano Competition in 2015.
Polish Music Edition and National Institute of Music and Dance were the concert’s sponsors.