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Toruń | 6th International Karol Lipiński Violin Festival and Competition

Event date: 2024-06-03

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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The 6th International Karol Lipiński Violin Festival and Competition will be held from the 20th of September to the 6th of October, 2024 in Toruń. The event is organized by the Toruń Symphony Orchestra. The deadline for submission of competition applications, is the 3rd of June, 2024.

Participation in the Competition is open to violinists of all nationalities, born between 1989 and 2005.

The chairman of the international jury will be Prof. Daniel Stabrawa. Violin virtuosos from all over the world will also be assessed by Prof. Dainius Pavilionis (Lithuania), Prof. Rūta Lipinaitytė (Lithuania), Prof. Pavel Vernikov (Ukraine), Dr. Jakub Jakowicz, Prof. UMFC (Poland).

Rules and regulations: www.lipinski-competition.com/page/regulamin 

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Łącko | 10th Małopolska Academy of Talents

Event date: 2024-06-03

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The 10th Małopolska Academy of Talents is a unique event that will take place on June 28 - July 6, 2024 in Łąck, Małopolska, organized by the "Porta Musicae" Artistic Association. Thanks to the support of the Małopolska Voivodeship, the organizers have launched a scholarship programme for participation in this year's edition. Deadline for submitting applications is the 3rd of June.

The Małopolska Academy of Talents offers music courses for young instrumentalists who want to expand their musical horizons and improve their skills under the supervision of famous teachers. Participants have the opportunity to work with them during individual lessons and joint concerts.

This year, the courses will be conducted by ten teachers: Jan Kalinowski (cello), Gajusz Kęska (piano), Bartłomiej Kominek (piano duets), Piotr Lato (clarinet), Oriana Masternak (violin), Maria Shetty (viola, orchestral studies), Wioletta Strączek (flute), Marek Szlezer (piano), Małgorzata Wasiucionek-Potera (violin), Marek Żebrowski (piano).

More information: https://kursymuzyczne.com/mat/ 

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Wrocław | Aurelia's world - musical meetings for children with Down syndrome

Event date: 2024-06-02

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On the 2nd of June 2024 as part of the "Accessible Culture" programme, the National Forum of Music invites you to "Children's Day without Barriers" - musical meetings addressed to children and young people with Down syndrome. Three meetings will be held at 10.00 (for children aged 5 to 8), 11.00 (for children aged 2 to 4) and 12.00 (for children aged 9 to 12). The musical foundation of the project is "Aurelia's Songs" by Mateusz Ryczek, which is a portrait of the composer's daughter born with trisomy 21.

Participants will be actively involved in the meeting. They will experience various situations and emotions together with the title character. They will be guided through multi-sensory activities through scenes from little Aurelka's everyday life. The audience will also have the opportunity to learn about wind instruments, the illustrative nature of music and the importance of onomatopoeic sounds.

The LutosAir Quintet will perform and the meeting will be led by Aurelka's mother, Sandra Ryczek.

To receive an invitation, please contact the project coordinator.

Additional information: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/11440 

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Poznań | Jerzy Fryderyk Wojciechowski "Blee” Opera on the Children's Day

Event date: 2024-06-01

Bleee - opera dla dzieciMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 1st of June 2024 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., as well as on the 2nd of June (at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.), Poznań Grand Theatre, on the occasion of Children's Day, invites the whole family to a chamber opera for children entitled "Blee" by Jerzy Fryderyk Wojciechowski to a text by Malina Prześluga, one of Poland's best-known playwrights.

A colourful band of insect singers will present a work that is at once moving, funny and an excellent introduction to the world of opera!

More: https://opera.poznan.pl/pl/bleee-2 

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Wrocław | 2024 Children's Day in NFM

Event date: 2024-06-01

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

NFM 1 6 24On Children's Day, the National Forum of Music invites entire families to the magical world of sounds and melodies. On the 1st of June, 2024, the audience will be treated to unforgettable experiences: concerts, workshops, games, a musical obstacle course, animation zones, a reading corner and places to relax.

The NFM foyer space will be filled with the sounds of live music; the proximity of musicians and instruments will allow you to take a closer look at them and discover the secrets of their playing. During a musical trip to the zoo with professional musicians, we will move to the world of exotic animals, but children will also have the opportunity to join in creating music together.

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Warsaw | “Don't be afraid to improvise! Final concert of the workshop

Event date: 2024-06-01

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The Polish Society for Contemporary Music invites you to the closing concert of the “Don't be afraid to improvise!” workshop for students of the Henryk Wieniawski State Music School No. 5 in Warsaw. The concert, which will take place on the 1st of June, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the School, will feature the workshop participants, as well as the hosts: double bassist Małgorzata Kołcz and composer and pianist Jarosław Siwiński. Admission is free!

For many years, Małgorzata Kołcz and Jarosław Siwiński, applying their original methods in education, have been promoting the idea of teaching improvisation to the youngest and working with children in various parts of Poland. Under their guidance, young artists learn alternatives to the overwhelming mass culture and open themselves to contemporary music.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/906460944567126 

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Composer and pianist Jan Ulatowski passed away...

Event date: 2024-06-01

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We regret to inform you that on the 11th of May, 2024, the composer and pianist Piotr Jan Ulatowski (born in Kalisz in 1958) died in Sopot. The funeral ceremony will take place on Saturday, the 1st of June at 9.00 at the Srebrzysko cemetery in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz.

He was a graduate of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, where he studied music theory (diploma in 1986) and composition (1983-1985) in the class ofPprof. Ewa Synowiec. He was the winner of the 2nd prize and distinction at the Competition for Students of Composition Classes in Gdańsk in 1982, and the 2nd prize at the Composition Competition in Międzyzdroje in 1984 for a piece for a cappella choir. In 2016, his work titled "We sat quietly" with words by Ernest Bryll was awarded in Toruń during the National Theater Festival.

May he rest in peace.

Mariusz Dubaj

Photo: Piotra Ulatowski's archive

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Opole | Does Elsner speak French?

Event date: 2024-05-31

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As part of the "FO Kameralnie" series, the Elsner Ensemble - virtuosos of the Opole Philharmonic - will perform on the 31st of May, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. works of its patron. Bassoonist Paweł Knebel will perform as a soloist.

This is a concert for those music lovers who are looking for an intimate atmosphere and exquisite repertoire: sensual, emotional romantic music will be presented.

We will hear refined works by Polish and French composers: String Quartets Nos 2 and 3 by Józef Elsner and Bassoon Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op. 73 by François Devienne. The concert will close with a performance of Divertissement by Jean Françaix.

Dodatkowe informacje: https://filharmonia.opole.pl/wydarzenia/czy-elsner-mowil-po-francusku/ 

Gniew | "Conductor-resident": Jakub Zwierz

Event date: 2024-05-31

DyrygentRezydent 31 5 24Zwierz in Gniew: as part of the "Conductor-in-residence" programme, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Sopot will be conducted by Jakub Zwierz in the Church of St. Saint Nicholas in Gniew on the 31st of May, 2024 at 7 p.m. Free entrance!

Maestro is a graduate of three fields of study at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music: Symphony and Opera Conducting in the class of Prof. Tomasz Bugaj, Conducting Music Ensembles in the class of Prof. Sławek A. Wróblewski and Choral Conducting (diploma with distinction) in the class of Prof. Ryszard Zimak. He also completed postgraduate studies in Music Management. The violinist Karolina Nowotczyńska, director of the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra, will perform as a soloist.

The artists will perform Concertino by Mieczysław Weinberg for violin and string orchestra, Sinfonietta by Paweł Łukaszewski and works by E. Elgar and W.A. Mozart.

Additional information: https://ww.pfksopot.pl/wydarzenia/koncert-dyrygent-rezydent,119 

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