Fabiańska-Jelińska Premiere in Zielona Góra

On October 7, 2022, the Zielona Góra Philharmonic performed the premiere of Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska‘s Suite for trombone quartet and symphony orchestra. This piece was created as part of the ‘Composers’ Commissions’ program of the National Institute of Music and Dance, funded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage ‘Culture Promotion Fund.’ The Suite is…Continue Reading Fabiańska-Jelińska Premiere in Zielona Góra

Fitelberg Conductors’ Competition

The application period for the Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors, one of the most prestigious Polish performance competitions, is now open. Started in 1979, since 1982 the Competition has belonged to the World Federation of International Music Competitions based in Geneva. It is intended for artists under the age of 39. Application deadline: 15…Continue Reading Fitelberg Conductors’ Competition

‘The Last Recital’: Concert of Zygmunt Krauze

A concert paying homage to Zygmunt Krauze’s 60 years of piano experience was given on October 4 at the Nowy Teatr in Warsaw. This concert was titled ‘The Last Recital’. It spotlighted both Krauze’s repertoire as well as his manner of performance, which is a combination of accuracy to the score, improvisation and theatrical elements. …Continue Reading ‘The Last Recital’: Concert of Zygmunt Krauze

Szymanowska on Spotify

Los Angeles based pianist Nancy Fierro, known for her championship of women composers, has recorded and performed in concert a number of works by Polish composers. A longtime fan of music by Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), and a friend of her late sister, Wanda, Fierro recorded Bacewicz’s monumental Second Piano Sonata some years ago. Fierro also…Continue Reading Szymanowska on Spotify


The Kraków branch of the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP) just announced the Sixth International Krzysztof Penderecki Competition for Young Composers. Composers under the age of 35 are invited to send no more than two works for a chamber ensemble of flute, oboe, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello that is between 9-14 minutes long. The…Continue Reading COMPETITION FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS

Kosciuszko Fdn x Blues Alley Jazz Club in D.C.

Poland has long and rich jazz traditions. Jazz has been a very popular and cultivated genre since the end of the Second World War. Under communism, jazz was tied to the movement for freedom and democracy. Nowadays, Poland is a home to many rising stars on the jazz scene, widely acknowledged and appreciated both at home and abroad. The Kosciuszko Foundation has partnered with…Continue Reading Kosciuszko Fdn x Blues Alley Jazz Club in D.C.

Save the Date: 2022 Paderewski Lecture-Recital

Hanna Kulenty

The 2022 Paderewski Lecture-Recital celebrates Hanna Kulenty (b. 1961), a brilliant contemporary composer who divides time between her native Poland, the Netherlands and France. With works commissioned and performed by renowned ensembles and musicians throughout Europe, Kulenty’s catalogue ranges from intimate solo explorations of form to large-scale triumphs of ensemble sound. Selections of these works…Continue Reading Save the Date: 2022 Paderewski Lecture-Recital