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Katowice | Vivat Academia! Concert and Meeting with Prof. Leon Markiewicz


The guest of the next meeting of the "Vivat Academia" series, which will take place on Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Archdiocese Museum in Katowice, will be Prof. Leon Markiewicz – outstanding musicologist, pedagogue and publicist. The meeting and the accompanying concert will be hosted by Grażyna Brewińska.

The Institution for the Promotion and Dissemination of Music "Silesia" joined the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, which is the oldest academic institution in Upper Silesia. Once again, the organizers invite music lovers to a meeting held as part of the "Vivat Academia!" series, which gives the opportunity to meet the rectors of the Katowice Academy of Music.

In 1949–55, Professor Leon Markiewicz studied pedagogy and theory of music at the PWSM in Katowice – today's Academy of Music, becoming its rector in 1979–81. He has also been the head of the Music Theory Department and the head of the Music Education Department. For many years he was a lecturer at the Pedagogical University in Częstochowa. He was the director and secretary of the jury of the International Grzegorz Fitelberg Competition for Conductors in Katowice. The impressive achievements of Prof. Markiewicz covers around 140 publications, and nearly 300 reviews that appeared in the music and daily press. His research interests are focused on music analysis, Silesian music culture, all aspects of music pedagogy, and the popularization of music.

As always, the meeting led by Grażyna Brewińska will be accompanied by music. We will listen to the works by Manuel de Falla, Maurice Ravel, Karol Szymanowski and Grzegorz Fitelberg in the interpretations of graduates and current lecturers of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music – violinist Adam Mokrus and pianist Katarzyna Makowska.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information athttps://www.silesia.art.pl/