‘Rubinstein in Memoriam’ Competition Winners

On December 10, winners of the 12th International Competition for Young Pianists—Artur Rubinstein in Memoriam in Bydgoszcz were announced. The First Prize and 30,000 PLN (about $7500) award went to Polish pianist Mateusz Krzyżański. Serbian pianist Vladimir Arcimovic was the Second Prize Winner, with the Third Prize given to Hyo Lee from Korea. Other finalists…Continue Reading ‘Rubinstein in Memoriam’ Competition Winners

Anderszewski Wins 2021 Gramophone Award

JS Bach Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 (Excerpts) Piotr Anderszewski, piano Warner Classics (January 2021) Polish pianist, and former USC Thornton School of Music student, Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. Since 2000, Anderszewski has been an exclusive artist with the Warner Classics/Erato label (previously Virgin Classics). His first…Continue Reading Anderszewski Wins 2021 Gramophone Award

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!

Winners of the 2021 “Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta” Composition Competition

The results of the 7th International “Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta” Composers Competition have been announced. The subject of this year’s Competition was to compose a piece entitled “Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta” for string orchestra and theremin obbligato.  The Jury of the Competition consisted of: Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa – chairwoman, Eugeniusz Knapik, Marcel Chyrzyński and Jurek Dybał.This year, the…Continue Reading Winners of the 2021 “Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta” Composition Competition

Chyrzyński Around the World

Marcel Chyrzyński—a noted composer and member of the Polish Composers’ Union [ZKP] – Kraków branch—has also been closely associated with the Polish Music Center since his Paderewski Lecture-Recital concert at USC in October of 2017, which included a monographic concert program of his latest compositions. The program was presented by the Cracow Duo, assisted by…Continue Reading Chyrzyński Around the World

2021 Polish Composers’ Union Awards

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On 17 March 2021 the Presidium of the Main Board of the Polish Composers’ Union (ZPK) awarded the Award of the Polish Composers’ Union for merits in the field of music education, as well as this year’s Honorary Award of the Polish Composers’ Union for contribution to the promotion of Polish music. This year’s Honorary…Continue Reading 2021 Polish Composers’ Union Awards

Michał Balas has received the title of “Cello Individuality 2021”

Michał Balas, a student of the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź, is the winner of the 1st Polish National Dominik Połoński Cello Competition, which ended on 28 March 2021. The young cellist delighted the jurors with his sincerity, great virtuosity and playing finesse. Michał Balas received the title of “Cello Individuality 2021” as…Continue Reading Michał Balas has received the title of “Cello Individuality 2021”

ISCM World Music Days 2021 – results of the Polish national stage

This year’s World Music Days festival, organized by the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), will take place over the course of eight days in late September 2021 in Shanghai and Nanning, China. The Polish Section of ISCM has selected 6 pieces to recommend for presentation during the 2021 World Music Days. The jury consisting…Continue Reading ISCM World Music Days 2021 – results of the Polish national stage

Mieczysław Karłowicz International Composers’ Competition: Premieres & Winners

The final concert of the 1st Mieczysław Karłowicz International Composers’ Competition was held on Friday, 19 March 2021 at 7.00 p.m. CET, and broadcast via the Szczecin Philharmonic Facebook and YouTube channels. Open to composers of all ages and nationalities, the subject of the Competition was a composition for symphonic orchestra of a duration between 9-12 minutes….Continue Reading Mieczysław Karłowicz International Composers’ Competition: Premieres & Winners