The international conference dedicated to Mieczysław Weinberg on the 100th death anniversary will take place on 7-10 November 2019 at the Academy of Music in Kraków.
The event is organized by the Violin and Viola Department. The conference will be attended by PhD Beata Bolesławska (Polish Academy of Sciences), PhD Maria Sławek (Academy of Music in Kraków), and music critic Dorota Szwarcman. The speakers will discuss the relationships between music and power, the work of composers in exile and will new research on Polish musicians of Jewish origin.
The works of Mieczysław Weinberg, Andrzej Panufnik, Ryszard Sielicki and Grażyna Bacewicz will be presented during three concerts with the participation of world-famous musicians: Linus Roth, Wajnberg Trio (Krzeszowiec / Dobrowolski / Sałajczyk), Maria Sławek, Monika Gardoń-Preinl, Mieczysław Szlezer, Aleksandra Kuls. Linus Roth, who is a violin professor at "Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum" at the University of Augsburg, the artistic director of the 10th Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition and of the "Ibiza Concerts" international festival, in 2015 founded the International Mieczysław Weinberg. On 8 November, the professor will conduct a lecture in English.