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Recognized musicians in the jury of the 3rd International Polish Music Competition

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The director of the National Institute of Music and Dance announces the composition of the jury of the 3rd International Polish Music Competition Competition, which will take place in Rzeszów. The competition promotes Polish music of the 19th and 20th centuries among performers and the audience, and its winners, apart from cash prizes, will also receive numerous concert offers. Application deadline is the 15st of February, 2023.

This year, from July 2 to 9, the Artur Malawski Podkarpacka Philharmonic in Rzeszów will host the third edition of the International Polish Music Competition - a unique event organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance since 2019.

The aim of the competition is also to promote talented musicians who include in their repertoire less known or less frequently performed works by Polish composers. Previous editions of the competition have shown that it is an event with an ever-widening global reach, and the winners successfully present Polish music on stages around the world. The competition is held every two years and includes two categories: pianists and chamber ensembles.

The jury of both categories of the competition will include recognized Polish and foreign musicians.

More information: konkursmuzykipolskiej.pl

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Warsaw | 'Polish Music Scene': Tymoteusz Bies

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Programme of Tymoteusz Bies’ piano recital on the 31st of January 31, 2023 at 19.00 at the Warsaw Philharmonic. The pianist will present pieces that make up a colorful mosaic illustrating the diversity of Polish music of the late 19th and 20th centuries. The concert is co-organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance as part of its own programme ‘Polish Music Scene’ and financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

The programme will consist of works rooted in the experience of Romanticism (Ludomir Różycki, Preludes Op. 2), referring to the brillante aesthetics (Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polonaise in B major Op. 9 No. 6), referring to the Baroque style (Mieczysław Wajnberg, Two Fugues), drawing on from Polish traditional music (Karol Szymanowski, Mazurkas Op. 62), as well as works of a programmatic or even illustrative nature (Szymanowski, Masks Op. 34).

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Ticket information: https://filharmonia.pl/repertuar/scena-muzyki-polskiej-176742947-505927085-592197056

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Cracow | Sinfonietta Cracovia and Kroke conducted by Krzysztof Herdzin

SC 29.1.23Patronat medialny nad Koncertem objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

During the concert on the 29th of January, 2023 at 6.00 p.m. at Cracow's Łaźnia Nowa Theater, during 'Sinfonietta Nova' series, Kroke's works will be performed in a fresh version arranged for an orchestra by Krzysztof Herdzin. Sinfonietta Cracovia and Kroke will perform under the composer's baton.

Herdzin prepared arrangements for an album Feelharmony released by EMI in 2012. After a little over ten years this extraordinary artistic event, which brought together a group of excellent musicians, will be revived once again at the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre that is a co-organizer of concerts in the Sinfonietta Nova series.

Read more: Cracow | Sinfonietta Cracovia and Kroke conducted by Krzysztof Herdzin

Warsaw | Witold Lutosławski Festival 'Chain XX'

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Witold Lutosławski Society and Program 2 of the Polish Radio invite you to the jubilee, twentieth edition of the Witold Lutosławski Festival ‘Chain' on January 28 - February 12, 2023. The concerts will take place in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio.

 Polish premieres of works by Alexander Goehr, Wallingford Riegger, Per Nørgård, Sándor Szokolay, Frank Martin, Sándor Veress and Willem Pijper will take place at the Festival.

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Lublin | 'Polish Music Scene': Katarzyna Budnik and Grzegorz Mania

ScenaMuzyki 27.1.23

During the next chamber concert on the 27th of January, 2023 at 19.00 at the Lublin Philharmonic, as part of the ‘Polish Music Scene’ project of the National Institute of Music and Dance, masterpieces of Polish music will be performed in the interpretations of artists representing different generations and different styles.

The beauty of Polish music will shine in the warm and deep timbre of the viola and in the company of the piano, rich in various sounds. It's all performed by Katarzyna Budnik, awarded in 2024 ‘Fryderyk’ for the solo album ‘Viola Recital’ and Grzegorz Mania, a valued pianist and chamber musician.

We will hear sonatas for viola and piano by Wojciech Gawroński, Philipp Scharwenka and Mieczysław Wajnberg, Serenade in G major by Mieczysław Karłowicz and Zygmunt Stojowski's Fantasy op. 27.

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Ticket information: https://filharmonialubelska.pl/2022/scena-muzyki-polskiej-koncert-kameralny/ 

3rd edition of the international composition competition 'art and violence'

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

ArtViolence 23We would like to invite composers from all over the world to participate in the 3rd edition of the international composition competition 'art and violence'.

The initiator and organizer of the competition is the Cracow-based 2Act Foundation. Together with the project partners - Capella Cracoviensis, the Association of Authors ZAiKS and the Polish Music Information Center POLMIC we would like to encourage composers to create an original work for harpsichord and electronics, referring in its idea to the relationship between art and different forms of violence.

The jury members in the 2023 edition are composers:
Marco Stroppa, Magdalena Długosz, Karol Nepelski and the secretary of the competition Jarosław Płonka.

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Katowice | Poznań Philharmonic and Łukasz Borowicz in NOSPR

NOSPR 27.1.23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 27th of January, 2023 at 7.30 p.m., the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cracow Philharmonic Choir, tenor Andrzej Lampert, baritone Szymon Mechliński and cellist Hayoung Choi will perform at the seat of NOSPR. Under the direction of Łukasz Borowicz, they will perform works by Tadeusz Szeligowski, as well as Friedrich Gulda and Hector Berlioz.

Tadeusz Szeligowski is the patron of the Poznań Philharmonic as its founder and first director. His Comedy Overture will open this guest concert of the Poznań orchestra.

At 18.30 before the concert, in the chamber hall there will be a meeting with Piotr Matwiejczuk, who will discuss the pieces performed during the evening. The entrance to the lecture is free of charge, the presentation of a subscription card or a concert ticket entitles you to participate in the lecture.

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/orkiestra-filharmonii-poznanskiej-lukasz-borowicz 

Wrocław | I Witold Lutosławski World Days

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Witold Lutosławski World Days is a new, special initiative commemorating the great Polish composer and patron of the National Forum of Music - Witold Lutosławski. Between the anniversaries of the artist's birth and death, as part of an international project carried out every three years, concerts will be held during which various works of the composer will be performed. The first edition will take place from the 27th of January to the 3rd of February, 2023, in the time of the 110th anniversary of Lutosławski’s birth.

The idea behind the project is to promote Lutosławski's work. As part of the next edition of the event, four concerts will be held, during which world-class musicians will appear on  stage, including Garrick Ohlsson the winner of the 8th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, or the Australian violinist and conductor, artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti. Among the performers there will also be musicians from the ensembles of the National Forum of Music - NFM Wrocław Philharmonic under the direction of Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, Lutosławski Quartet, LutosAir Quintet, as well as choirs: the NFM Girls' Choir and the NFM Boys' Choir.

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Warsaw | 'Polish Music Scene': Gidaszewska / Łaguniak / Koziak Trio

ScenaMuzyki 24.1.23

The programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance ‘Polish Music Scene’ aims to bring back to life and present the entire wealth of Polish compositional creativity. As part of the 4th edition of this programme, on the 24th of January, 2023 at 19:00, the Gidaszewska / Łaguniak / Koziak Trio will perform at the Warsawl Philharmonic. The performers will present a repertoire composed of little-known, rediscovered works by native composers.

The programme of the concert includes works by four Polish artists whose compositions are still too rarely performed on stages in Poland and abroad.

Maurycy Moszkowski's Romantic Suite Op.71 and Roman Palester's Sonata for two violins and piano, representing the turn of the Neoclassical and Expressionist periods, are chamber music works written for uncommon instrumental setup. Grażyna Bacewicz’s Partita for violin and piano was also written at the peak of the development of the neoclassical trend. At the beginning of the recital we will hear Aleksander Tansman's neoclassical Sonatina for flute or violin and piano (1925).

More: https://nimit.pl/wydarzenia/gidaszewska-laguniak-koziak-trio-scena-muzyki-polskiej/