Gardolińska Hollywood Bowl Debut

Marta Gardolinska

On September 9, Polish conductor Marta Gardolińska will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in her Hollywood Bowl debut. The program will open with Grażyna Bacewicz‘s Overture (1943), which packs the power of a larger symphonic work into a compact six minutes structure. It continues with Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto performed by soloist Hélène Grimaud, who…Continue Reading Gardolińska Hollywood Bowl Debut

Paderewski Connects Łącko and Vinnytsia

This year’s Małopolska Akademia Talentów [Małopolska Talent Academy] was held June 27 – July 4 in the charming southern Polish mountain town of Łącko. Organized and headed by the Kraków Music Academy professors Jan Kalinowski (cello) and Marek Szlezer (piano), this summer music camp attracted a total of 44 students from the Małopolska region and…Continue Reading Paderewski Connects Łącko and Vinnytsia

Rathaus Sonata and More!


On August 20, the violin and piano duo of Judith Ingolfsson and Vladimir Stoupel released an exciting new CD (OC 491). Recorded at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche in Berlin-Dahlem—a space with superb acoustics—the repertoire on this Oehms Classic CD features sonatas for violin and piano by Karol Rathaus (1895-1954), Heinz Tiessen (1887-1971), and Paul Arma (1905-1987). These…Continue Reading Rathaus Sonata and More!

The Quittner Collection Donation

Quittner donation

A sizeable collection of scores by Polish contemporary composers was recently donated to us by Katherine Quittner, a film music composer, orchestrator, music editor and music supervisor on dozens of big Hollywood films since the mid-1980s. Some of the titles Ms. Quittner worked on included Father of the Bride, A River Runs Through It, Dracula,…Continue Reading The Quittner Collection Donation

Chylińska Triumphant!

On June 20th of this year, Polish musicologist Teresa Chylińska celebrated her 90th birthday. This extraordinary individual and a dynamic force par excellence in the research of Karol Szymanowski’s life has been a distinguished author, a highly accomplished editor and a great expert of modern music in Poland. Tributes to this world class scholar came…Continue Reading Chylińska Triumphant!

Varsovians Sing (Un)forbidden Songs

77 years ago the Warsaw Uprising broke out. The concert in tribute to its participants was held on August 1, 2021 at 8:30 in the Freedom Park of the Warsaw Uprising Museum. As every year, on the evening of August 1st, singers united by the strength of their voice during the concert “Varsovians sing (un)forbidden…Continue Reading Varsovians Sing (Un)forbidden Songs

Ewa Trębacz: Composing in a Pandemic

Long a friend of the PMC, Polish-American composer Ewa Trębacz is based at the DXARTS Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media in Seattle, Washington. Having already invited Trębacz to participate in the 2011 ‘New Generation’ Concert at USC, we are excited to hear of her latest activities. Thus she is the next in our…Continue Reading Ewa Trębacz: Composing in a Pandemic

2021 ‘Warsaw Autumn’ Full Program Revealed

The 64th International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Warsaw Autumn’ [Warszawska Jesień] will run from September 17-25, 2021. This year’s edition will be immersed in space and time; in sounds, signs, and symbols. It will enable audiences to experience complexity, diversity, ambiguity, and polyphony. On September 17, the periscope goes down and, for a good nine…Continue Reading 2021 ‘Warsaw Autumn’ Full Program Revealed

2021 “Chopin and His Europe”

The 17th International Music Festival “Chopin and His Europe” / “Chopin i jego Europa” will be held from August 14-31, 2021. Following this year’s theme of “So far away, and yet so close… [Tak daleko, tak blisko…], in addition to the works of Chopin the Festival will emphasize the “more distant” connections of his works…Continue Reading 2021 “Chopin and His Europe”