Obituary: Ewa Podleś, an Opera Legend

We regret to inform our readers that Ewa Podleś, the great Polish opera singer, passed away on January 19, 2024 at the age of 71. Possessing a beautiful and rare true contralto voice with a range of three-plus octaves, Ewa Podleś sang in the most prestigious houses around the world—Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin,…Continue Reading Obituary: Ewa Podleś, an Opera Legend

Taking the Last Step


An Obituary of Stefan Wenta by Marek Zebrowski Stefan Wenta, a world-renowned dancer and choreographer, author, chess master and bibliophile, died in Los Angeles on August 8. He was 92 years old. Dance was his passion and destiny. Although in his rich and eventful life Wenta’s accomplishments spanned many different artistic endeavors, Terpsichore was his…Continue Reading Taking the Last Step

If Music Be the Food of Love… A Tribute to Joanna Bruzdowicz

Joanna Bruzdowicz

By Marek Zebrowski With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Joanna Bruzdowicz on November 3, 2021 at her home in the French Pyrenees. She was 78. Born in Warsaw on 17 May 1943, Joanna Bruzdowicz was a child prodigy, who began to compose at the age of six. She studied composition with Kazimierz…Continue Reading If Music Be the Food of Love… A Tribute to Joanna Bruzdowicz

In Memoriam: Kazimierz Kord

The distinguished conductor Kazimierz Kord died on 29 April 2021 at the age of 90. His artistic biography is a great chapter of Polish culture. In 1969-1973 he was director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television, from 1977 to 2001 he was director of the Warsaw Philharmonic, in 2005-2006 he was…Continue Reading In Memoriam: Kazimierz Kord

Marcin Błażewicz Obituary

Professor Marcin Błażewicz, composer, lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, and member of the Polish Composers’ Union died on 5 April 2021 in Podkowa Leśna at the age of 68. He studied philosophy at the Academy of Catholic Theology in Warsaw (now the Cardinal Wyszyński University), and later composition with Marian Borkowski at…Continue Reading Marcin Błażewicz Obituary

Jan Węcowski Obituary

Composer and musicologist Jan Węcowski died in Warsaw on 11 February 2021, at the age of 89. Since 1964, he was a member of the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP) and in 1973-1975 he was president of the ZKP’s Warsaw Branch. He was a long-term lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy Music in Warsaw and the editor-in-chief of…Continue Reading Jan Węcowski Obituary

In Memoriam Zbigniew Ciechan

Composer, pianist, arranger, teacher, and music journalist Zbigniew Ciechan passed away on 24 January 2021 at the age of 91.  Initially, Ciechan studied at the State Higher School of Music in Poznań and then at the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw, from which he graduated in 1962. He was a student of Witold…Continue Reading In Memoriam Zbigniew Ciechan