Mykietyn & Błażejczyk World Premieres in London

On Wednesday, April 27 in Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, the London Sinfonietta celebrated contemporary musical life in Poland. Entitled “Leaning East: The New Polish School,” the program included two new pieces by Polish composers Wojciech Błażejczyk and Paweł Mykietyn, commissioned by the International Centre for Contemporary Music (ICCM). The Sinfonietta was led by conductor…Continue Reading Mykietyn & Błażejczyk World Premieres in London

Review: Weinberg by Sałajczyk

By Marek Zebrowski Piotr Sałajczyk, a distinguished pianist, chamber musician and pedagogue, recently issued a recording of Mieczysław Weinberg’s Piano Sonatas No. 1, Op. 5, No. 2, Op. 8 and No. 3, Op. 31. Issued by the Polish Radio/Program Two (PRCD 2386), this disc is a welcome addition to the continuing rediscovery of this fascinating…Continue Reading Review: Weinberg by Sałajczyk

Goldenthal in Kraków

By Marek Zebrowski Born in 1954, Elliot Goldenthal is primarily known as a very successful film composer with a long list of scores for such highly acclaimed features as Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy (1989), David Fincher’s Alien 3 (1992), Neil Jordan’s Interview with the Vampire (1994), Michael Collins (1996) and The Good Thief (2002),…Continue Reading Goldenthal in Kraków

Trębacz Premiere in Seattle

The North Corner Chamber Orchestra, an excellent unconducted chamber ensemble in Seattle, presented the world premiere of A Machine for Entropy by Polish composer Ewa Trębacz on April 23-24. Commissioned by NCCO, this new work will be joined on the program are Scott Joplin’s The Cascades and Paul Hindemith’s Lustige Sinfonietta Op. 4. A few…Continue Reading Trębacz Premiere in Seattle

Upcoming CA and NY concerts for Ukraine

The Ukrainian Cultural Center in Los Angeles, the Honorary Polish Consulate in San Francisco (per the San Francisco Chronicle) and the Kosciuszko Foundation have shared the following events in the NYC, L.A. and Bay-area regions. These musical events are raising funds for the humanitarian relief of the Ukrainian people.  4/29: Fundraising Concert in Support of…Continue Reading Upcoming CA and NY concerts for Ukraine

More on the 2022 American International Paderewski Competition

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Following on our earlier article on the American International Paderewski Competition in Los Angeles, we provide another behind-the-scenes look written by one of the PMC’s longtime supporters and friends. He and his wife hosted Chinese pianist Sihao Qin at their home and attended the live auditions held March 21-26 at the Loyola Marymount University’s Los…Continue Reading More on the 2022 American International Paderewski Competition

Ptaszyńska Fêted in Chicago

On March 18, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago organized a gala event celebrating Marta Ptaszyńska, a distinguished Polish composer who divides her time between the Windy City and Warsaw. Held in the elegant period townhouse that serves as the seat of the Consulate, the evening program was held under the…Continue Reading Ptaszyńska Fêted in Chicago