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Elbląg | Musical Spring According to EOK

EOK

"Vive la Gioacchino Rossini!" – under this slogan a spring concert of the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra will take place on and April 28, 2019 in the Concert Hall of the Elbląg City Hall.

Although Gioacchino Rossini is known primarily as the author of operas, his sonatas are no less worthy of interest. Elbląg Chamber Orchestra along with the conductor and violinist Jan Stanienda will perform a special concerts of Rossini's sonatas for the Elbląg music lovers. The programme of the evenieng will be complemented by chamber music of Mieczysław Karłowicz and Andrzej Panufnik. The concert will be hosted by Jarosław Praszczałek.

The concert is held under the patronage of the PWM Edition as part of the TUTTI.pl project promoting performances of Polish music.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://www.eok.elblag.eu/pl/news/dwa-akty-sonatowej-maestrii 

Warsaw | The Young to the Younger! A concert by the most talented young artists

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During the concert on April 27, 2019 at 7.00 p.m., young talnted musicians of the secondary music schools will present themselves in the concert hall of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. The performance with also a young but fully professional orchestra of graduates of music academies is a proof of recognition for their talent and work, but also a test of their skills.

It is worth coming to this concert and supporting the virtuosos, soon to be invited to perform on prestigious Polish and foreign stages! An additional incentive is a very attractive and diverse programme. Two bassoon concerts – Concerto B Major KV 191 written by 18-years-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Basson Concrto by Michał Spisak, popular among Polish bassonists – will be performed by young musicians. We will also listen to Concerto for trombone and orchestra by French composer Henri Tomasi, and the last of Antonín Dvořák's solo concerts – Concerto for cello and orchestra in B minor, Op. 4.

The concert will be led by Marek Wroniszewski, a talented conductor of the young generation, judged by the jury of the 10th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition in Katowice (2017) to be the best Polish participant of the contest. He is currently a deputy director of the Jerzy Semkow Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/ 

Kraków | 3rd International Piano Duo Festival"Duettissimo!"

Duettissimo

The Academy of Music in Kraków invites you to the 3rd International Piano Duos Festival "Duettissimo!" which will take place on April 23-27, 2019, featuring nine concert and an academic session.

Piano duos are often perceived as a non-demanding offshoot of chamber music, even though the truth is that playing as a duet – whether for four hands or on two pianos – is incredibly challenging: the performers must come together to create a single musical entity to achieve perfect sound. The diversity and beauty of the form will be explored during the 3rd International Piano Duo Festival “Duettissimo!”, organised by the Academy of Music in Kraków and hosted at the Academy and the Kraków Philharmonic. The initiator of the event is dr hab. Bartlomiej Kominek – the Artistic Director of the Festival.

The programme will include classical works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Maurice Ravel and Sergei Rachmaninov, contemporary compositions by Charles Camilleri, Derek Charke and Anne Louise-Turgeon as well as works by Polish composers. Ravel Piano Duo (Agnieszka Kozło and Katarzyna Ewa Sokołowska) will perform Five Waltzes by Ignacy Friedman, Sonatina by Roman Palester, Lullaby by Roman Maciejewski and Divertimento in Three Pieces by Jerzy Bauer. Chopin Piano Duo (Anna Boczar and Bartłomiej Kominek) will present Album form the Tatra Mountains by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Negro Spirituals by Roman Maciejewski and the Grand Duo Concertant by Fryderyk Chopin. Among the performers there will also be acclaimed Duo Turgeon, lecturers and students of the Academy of Music in Kraków and winners of the International Piano Duo Competition in Białystok. The festival will be accompanied by an academic session discussing the role of piano duet repertoire in music education.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

SEE: Festival Website

3rd Kwidzyn Music Spring International Festival

Kwidzynska Wiosna

On April 24-28, 2019, the Kwidzyn Castle will host the third edition of the Kwidzyn Music Spring International Festival. All concerts will take place in the dormitory, famous for its excellent acoustics.

The festival was founded on the initiative of Dr Iwona Glinka, a flutist and educator from Kwidzyn who works with various European music schools. One of the aspects of her activity is the promotion of classical music among the residents of Kwidzyn city and county. The main idea of ​​the Kwidzyn Music Spring is the presentation of the most interesting interpretations of music from different periods, as well as portaying artistic phenomena inspired by music.

The programme will feature Kwartet Gdański and Bartosz Paprot in exquisite works for guitar. The Whoop Group will present popular classical music pieces and new compositions for saxophone quartet. We will also listen to the Evolution of classical music written by saxophonist and composer Krzysztof Koszowski. The festival will end on April 28 with a performance of the Progress Chamber Orchestra and soloists Iwona Glinka and Mirosław Pachowicz under the baton of Szymon Morus. It will also feature a premiere of new transcriptions of Fryderyk Chopin's works for flute and string orchestra, written by the founder of the Phasma-Music foundation and an award-winning composer Michail Travlos.

The "Kwidzyn has talent" Music and Children Competition and the "Blind for the Blind" charity concert for Magdalena Mucha will be held as part of the festival.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme available at: http://www.phasma-music.com/projects/kwidzyn-music-spring/iii-kwidzyn-music-spring-international-festival-iii-miedzynarodowy-festiwal-kwidzynska-wiosna-muzyczna?pli=1

Toruń | 5th International Violin Competition of Karol Lipiński

TOSThe 5th International Karol Lipiński Violin Competition, organised by Toruń Symphony Orchestra, will rake place on 4-13 October, 2019.

The Competition aims to promote young artists and Polish composers. It is open to violinists of all nationalities born after 04.10.1986. A filled in and personally signed application form, along with a video recording of three obligatory pieces by J. S. Bach, N. Paganini and W. A. Mozart, shall be sent by post to the Competition’s Secretariat no later than by 30 April 2019. Participants will be judged by an international jury with prof. Ilya Kalerem as a chairwoman.

The Organizer shall qualify candidates based on the received recordings. The committee shall qualify no more than 24 participants and no more than 5 candidates on the reserve lists from among all the candidates. The Competition consists of three three stages open to public which shall be broadcast live via the Internet. The obligatory programme includes compositions of Karol Lipiński, Henryk Wieniawski and Karol Szymanowski. The prize-winners concert will take place on 13 October 2019. Aside from statutory prizes (I –20 000 EUR, II –15 000 EUR, III –10 000 EUR), the Jury shall also grant prizes financed by institutions and individuals, that, among others can be in the form of concerts. Winners of first three prizes shall receive the title of Compotetion's Prize-Winners. The remaining three participants of the final shall receive awards in the amount of EUR 2,000 each.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: http://www.lipinski-competition.com/