Paddymania in Poznań!

Very few artists earned the honor of having their family name converted into a noun describing a wildly popular fad, but this little fact is still another item on the long list of lifetime achievements of Ignacy Jan Paderewski.  Somewhat delicate and graced by an engaging smile topped by a shock of auburn hair, young…Continue Reading Paddymania in Poznań!

49th Polish Composers’ Union Musicological Conference

zwiazek kompozytorow polskich ZKP

The 49th Polish Composers’ Union Musicological Conference will be held from 25-27 October 2020 at the Academy of Music in Kraków. This year’s theme of “Theory of Music: Musicology here and now. Resonance of the past – Contemporary challenges.”  Organized by the Musicologists’ Section of the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP), presenters will be divided into…Continue Reading 49th Polish Composers’ Union Musicological Conference

Premieres of Miniatures from Poznań Academy

In August and September, the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań will present a new concert series entitled “Contemporary Chamber Miniature in the time of Pandemic. First Performances”. Every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. CET, new works by composers associated with the Poznań Academy will be presented on YouTube, Facebook and www.amuz.edu.pl. The series…Continue Reading Premieres of Miniatures from Poznań Academy

Krauze Premieres

Zygmunt Krauze

Zygmunt Krauze is preparing two new compositions for the beginning of the season. On September 2, during the 12th CODES Festival of Traditional and Avant-garde Music, audiences will hear the premiere of Copernicus – Our Planet for 6 mixed voices and string orchestra. The work will be performed by proMODERN vocal ensemble and the ‘Sinfonia…Continue Reading Krauze Premieres

New Musicology and Music PR website

  My name is Maria Opalka. I’m a musicologist, music producer and a public relations specialist. I love music and I’m fascinated by culture, especially in its dynamic, modern dimension. I love yoga and the scent of rain. I cannot imagine a day without a book. I believe that impossible things don’t exist. In my…Continue Reading New Musicology and Music PR website

Baczewska’s “At Home” concerts

Given the current pandemic situation, the New York-based Polish pianist Magdalena Baczewska continues to perform in the virtual realm. Using her home as a musical salon, over the past few months she has been posting a series of topical interviews and performances that provide delightful and illuminating insights into the repertoire she performs.  Although the…Continue Reading Baczewska’s “At Home” concerts

Darek Oleszkiewicz’s New Solo Album

Last week, Darek Oleszkiewicz released a new album entitled “The Promise.” The album is a tribute to the music of John Coltrane, in acoustic solo bass arrangements. The album is now available on all digital platforms including: Spotify, Amazon, and iTunes. Streaming and downloading is available here. An additional viewing of the album is featured…Continue Reading Darek Oleszkiewicz’s New Solo Album

Polaczyk Wins in NYC

The 2019-2020 American Prize in Composition – Instrumental Chamber Music Division, was announced on June 9. The laureate is young Polish composer Jakub Polaczyk for OJIBBEWAY—American Images in Memory of George Castlin (2019). Scored for flute, accordion, and piano, the work was written for a trio of Italian performers, Andrea Biagini, Cesare Chiacciaretta, and Fausto…Continue Reading Polaczyk Wins in NYC

Zygmunt Krauze Award & Performances

Krauze’s Virtual Salon On alternate Fridays, beginning in July and running until September, the YouTube and Facebook channels of PWM Editions will feature pianist and composer Zygmunt Krauze’s live improvisations on works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Paderewski. All of the broadcasts will be carried live from Maestro Krauze’s studio on the upper floor of…Continue Reading Zygmunt Krauze Award & Performances

“Manru” Broadcast Postponed

The broadcast of Paderewski’s only opera, Manru, produced by Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, has been postponed until the fall. The new date for its airing on TVP Kultura will be announced later and this performance will be available online in the PWM series #TUTTIwdomu. Maciej Figas served as musical director for this production of Manru…Continue Reading “Manru” Broadcast Postponed