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The Piano in Polish Collections

Fortepian w zbiorach polskichThe Institute of Music and Dance launches its new vortal www.piano.instruments.edu.pl. Devoted to historical pianos in Polish collections and containing unique photographs, recordings and descriptions of nearly 100 exhibits, the vortal is a subsidiary of www.instruments.edu.pl.

The vortal will be presented on 17 October 2015 (11 am) at the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Music Hall prior to the National Fryderyk Chopin Institute’s conference concluding the 3rd stage of the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition. The website will be launched to ennoble the Competition and commemorate the anniversary of Chopin’s death.

More information / source: www.imit.org.pl/news

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Concert of the Youth Circle of the Polish Composers’ Union

sopranKONTRAbas

Praga Południe Borough
Culture Promotion Centre

October 13th 2015
6 p.m.

sopranKONTRAbas
(Blanka Dembosz, soprano
and Mateusz Loska, double bass)
will perform new compositions
by young Polish composers:

Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska For Thy Song!
Rafał Zapała Geometry **
Martyna Kosecka Akmḗ. **
Alina Kubik Me **
Paulina Łuciuk To NN*** **
Jakub Polaczyk Brevis **
Jerzy Fryderyk Wojciechowski Vin blanc **
Michał Janocha De propos en propos **
Ryszard Lubieniecki K _ _ kw _ _ k _ al _ _ er _ **
Igor Szulc PHOTON **

** first performance

Entry free

We know the names of the participants admitted to the 3rd round of the Chopin Competition

Konkurs Chopinowski 2015


On October12th, the second-round auditions of the 17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition were completed. Over the course of 4 days, 43 pianists from 16 countries performed. According to the Competition rules and regulations, the jury – led by Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń – to the 3rd round admitted 20 participants from 12 countries, including: 3 from Poland, 3 from South Korea, 3 from United States, 2 from Russia, 2 from Canada, 1 from: Italy, Croatia, Ukraine, Japan, Czech Republic, Latvia and China. The auditions for the third round will begin on October 14th, 10 a.m. and will last until October 16th. The first pianist to perform will be Luigi Carroccia from Italy. The names of the Competition’s finalists will be announced on October 16th, late evening.
 

More information / source: www.chopincompetition2015.com

Chopin Competition live: www.chopincompetition2015.com
YouTube www.youtube.com/chopin2015

11th “Mózg Festival” - International Festival of Contemporary Music and Visual Arts

Mózg Festival 2015

International Festival of Contemporary Music and Visual Arts „Mózg Festival” is an encounter of artists who work and create in all areas of contemporary music as well as performance art and multimedia installations where music plays an important part. Artists who participate in the festival come from all around the world. This reflects the multicultural principle of Mózg Festival and enables the audience to experience and understand different aspects of various cultures.

The festival presents the newest performance techniques and interdisciplinary combinations that relate to and honour tradition. This year the festival will last 13 days, will gather over 50 artists from 9 different countries and will take place in 2 cities: Bydgoszcz and Warsaw.

Warsaw:
Friday 23.10 - Wednesday 28.10 - Thursday 29.10 - Friday 30.10 - Saturday 31.10 - Thursday 12.11 - Friday 13.11 - Saturday 14.11

Bydgoszcz:
Saturday 24.10 - Thursday 05.11 - Friday 06.11 - Saturday 07.11

More information / source: www.festiwal.mozg.pl

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Paweł Gabara – the new General Director of the Grand Theater Łódź

Don Giovanni

The Grand Theater Łódź has its new General Director: Paweł Gabara, who in January 2015, after 17 years, left the position of General Director of Gliwicki Teatr Muzyczny (Gliwice Music Theatre).

Among his plans for the next 4 years are presentations of great works by Polish composers: Krzesany by Wojciech Kilar, Toison d'or [Golden Fleece] by Aleksander Tansman, Lamaila by Maciej Pawłowski, Ubu Rex by Krzysztof Penderecki and Król Roger King Roger] by Karol Szymanowski.

The nearest premiere in Grand Theatre Łódź will take place on November 21st. It will be Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart. 

 

More information: www.operalodz.com

Invitation to the National Library in Warsaw

Fantaisie brillante pour piano sur la Perle du Brésil
The authograph of the
Fantaisie brillante pour piano sur la Perle du Brésil
by Wojciech Albert Sowiński
will be presented to the National Library in Warsaw.

October 9th, 2015
3 p.m.
National Library
Stefan Demby Lecture Hall
213 Niepodległości Allee

The composition will be performed by Professor Radosław Sobczak
from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Warsaw.