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14th 20th and 21st Centuries Music Competition for Young Performers 2022 online

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The Polish Society for Contemporary Music announces the 14th 20th and 21st Centuries Music Competition for Young Performers 2022. The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Polish Composers' Union hold the Honorary Patronage of the event.

The competition is open to students from Poland (regardless of their citizenship) and Polish citizens studying abroad - students of second-level music schools and students of music universities (bachelor's, master's, doctoral, postgraduate studies).

The subject of the competition is music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Each piece must be composed by a different composer, including at least one Polish composer. Moreover, one of the pieces selected for performance must come from the PWM Edition catalogue.

The competition auditions will be held remotely only between October 9-15, 2022.
Applications should be sent only in electronic form (audio-video), via the WeTransfer service by the 1st of October, 2022.

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Wrocław | „At first there was… noise“

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During the concert of the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra at the National Forum of Music on the 21st of May 2022 at 7.00 p.m. Gidon Kremer, a violinist of Latvian origin will perform.

The musicians will perform works by Astor Piazzolla and Mieczysław Weinberg. The evening will begin with compositions by Ukrainian artists - Victoria Polova and Mykola Łeontowycz. The second part of the concert is devoted to the project ‘At first there was… noise’, realized in collaboration with Robert Wick. Works of Mieczysław Weinberg - one of the most intriguing composers of the last century – were used by Gidon Kremer in the project.

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More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/9040 

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Cracow | Polish National Competition ‘20 Looks on Karol Szymanowski’

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POLMICThe Polish National Competition ‘20 Looks on Karol Szymanowski’ organized on the 140th birthday and 85th anniversary of the artist's death, will be held on the 21st of May, 2022 in Cracow. A record number of 64 students of secondary music schools from 10 voivodeships has been registered.

"20 gazes on ..." is planned as a nationwide series of knowledge competitions about the life and work of a selected composer, whose jubilee (birth or death anniversary) falls in a given year. The series with this attractive formula aims to, among others, accustom students to the music of the 20th century – most of the series were devoted to composers of this century. The aim of the event is to popularize knowledge about the life and work of one of the most important composer of the last century in Poland and Europe, perfectly combining modern European musical language with Polish folk tradition. The organizers of the Competition are the Center for Artistic Education and the Archdiocesan Secondary Music School of Fr. card. F. Macharski in Cracow. The President of the Republic of Poland holds the honorary patronage of the event.

The competition is divided in two stages: the first - written, and the second - oral. In each stage, the participant's task will be to identify musical examples and answer a set of questions concerning the composer's life, work and thoughts. The members of the competition jury will include: prof. dr hab. Wiesław Delimat (The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Head of ASM in Krakow – chairman), prof. dr hab. Stanisław Krawczyński (The Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków), dr hab. Małgorzata Janicka-Słysz, prof. AMKP (The Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow), prof. dr hab. Aleksandra Paszek-Trefon (The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice) and Marek Dolewka, PhD (ASM in Krakow – Jury secretary, competition coordinator).

All participants of the competition will receive a diploma of participation and prizes. In addition, the finalists will be honored with cash prizes.

The partners of the competition – sponsors of the special awards – are: IDAGIO classical music streaming service, NOSPR, the Arkana Melomana portal and the Ósemkowa.pl shop.

Rules of the competition available on the website: https://asm2.edu.pl/ogolnopolski-konkurs-20-spojrzen/ 

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Warsaw | Night of Museums 2022: premiere perfomances of Aleksandra Chmielewska's works

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POLMICOn the 14th of May 2022 Jaga Hupało Born To Create studio invites you to an artistic and fashion journey on both sides of the Vistula river: at Burakowska street 5/7 , to the Old Lace Factory and at Kłopotowskiego street 11, to the Former Factory of Machines and Mill Stones.

This year's edition of the Night of Museums theme, organized by the Pracownia Jagi Hupało, is ‘Persistence’. Great Masters, young talents, artists of many generations from various fields of art will present their interpretation of the concept of durability. Tradition will be shown using modern means of expression.

The premiere of two pieces by Aleksandra Chmielewska, Czerwone jabłuszko and Cichy zapada zmrok for guitar, piano, voice and cello will take place. The pieces will be performed by Walicki Popiołek Duo and the band Julia Topolanek-Pacan & Bartłomiej Pacan.

The programme will also include a ballet performance by the Oberemok duo, a performance by Kasia Korus in combination with the music of Miss God, a concert by Rafał Betlejewski's ‘Gorgeous’ band, Łukasz Błażejewski and Patryk Kaczanowski's Oath performance, an audiovisual show by Ari Dykier and Marta Mulawa's ‘Korowód hearts’.

Detailes: https://www.facebook.com/events/3186888654919303 

Warsaw | Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus: Mozart, Wieniawski, Skoryk and Haydn

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POLMICOn the 21st of May 2022 at 7.00 p.m. in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus conducted by Paweł Kos-Nowicki will perform Overtures to the operas Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn's Symphony ‘La poule’ No. 83, Melody by Myroslav Skoryk and Violin Concerto No. 2 by Henryk Wieniawski.

Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor has become one of the most popular violin piece in Poland and around the world. At the concert it will be performed by Agata Szymczewska, winner of the 13th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań in 2006. Szymczewska is also a winner of the Polityka Passport, four Fryderyk awards and the London Music Masters award. A leader of the renowned Karol Szymanowski Quartet.

Anna Sułkowska-Migoń, participant in the ‘Conductor-resident’ program, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance and financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, participated in the preparation of the concert.

Financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.

After a note of Piotr Maculewicz

More: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/ 

Wrocław | Sound Gallery

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NFMThe ‘Sound Gallery’ project will be presented at the National Forum of Music as part of the Night of Museums on the 14th of May 2022.

It is a special event of the Musica Polonica Nova Festival. In the foyer of the NFM Paweł Romańczuk's Internal Visit installation and installations by students and graduates of the Multimedia Activities Studio of the Design Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice will be presented.

LutosAir Quintet will perform Hanna Kulenty's new composition Alias
commissioned as part of the 'Composers' commissions' programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/ 

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Gdańsk | World Accordion Day 2022

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POLMICOn the 20th of May 2022 at 7.00 p.m. on the occasion of the World Accordion Day the Accordionists Research Group of the Stanisław MoniuszkoMusic Academy in Gdańsk invites you to a special concert. Three accordion orchestras will perform in the concert hall of the Academy. The programme will include, among others premiere of compositions by Krzysztof Falkowski Enigma, as well as compositions by A. Chaczaturian, G. Rossini, J. Brahms, F. von Suppe, G. Bizet, M. Lorenc, W. Kilar, N. Rizol.

Performers will be Pulsanti Accordion Orchestra prepared by dr. hab. Paweł Zagańczyk, the Kashubian Accordion Orchestra and the Arti Sentemo Chamber Accordion Orchestra conducted by Zbigniew Czuryła. In the final of the concert over 30 accordionists will play two compositions together.

The Gdańsk Academy of Music has been the organizer of the World Accordion Day for many years. During previous editions lectures and scientific sessions were also organized. The event was held under the patronage of the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA), which brings together accordionists from all over the world.

Admission to the concert is free!

Additional information: https://www.amuz.gda.pl/wydarzenia/world-accordion-day,799 

Wrocław | Dance Apotheosis

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The programme of the concert of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic and Andrzej Kosendiak on the 20th of May 2022 at 7.00 p.m. will consist of two works by Ludwig van Beethoven: the Triple Concerto in C major, with a Polish accent, as well as Symphony No. 7 in A major, which, since its premiere, has provoked all sorts of comments from other composers and which enjoys unflagging popularity.

The soloists of the concert will be Radosław Pujanek - violin, Wojciech Fudala - cello and Michał Rot - piano.

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/8992 

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Wieliczka | 7th National Accordion Competition Motion Music Festival

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The 7th National Accordion Competition Motion Music Festival will be held on June 9-11 2022 at the Music School Complex in Wieliczka. The application deadline is 16th of May. The competition is organized by the Oskar Kolberg 1st degree Music School in Czasław and the Music School Complex in Wieliczka.

The competition aims to popularize the accordion as an instrument and to cultivate Polish tradition by referring to Polish folklore. It is addressed to students of 1st degree music schools (all classes) and students of 2nd degree music schools (classes from I to IV).

The parallel motto of the Competition is the work of Motion Trio, which is presented as part of the ‘Motion Music Festival’. The theme of the seventh edition of the Competition will be the music of Polish composers for accordion and music composed or arranged for accordion (accordion ensembles) by Motion Trio.

After a note of Beata Miętka

Detailed information: http://www.smczaslaw.pl/PagesTree/pagesTreeMenu/view/item/1300/idCat/2/id/95.html and https://www.smuzwieliczka.edu.pl/content/regulamin-3 

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8th Student Scientific Conference ‘The ambiguity of sound’ online

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The 8th Student Scientific Conference ‘The ambiguity of sound’ will be held on 10-11 May 2022 online in Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław (live streaming on Academy's YouTube channel). On the 10th of May at 6.30 p.m. there will be a concert of composition students of the Academy.

The theme of this year's meeting will be musical aesthetics, as well as broadly understood experiment in music. The conference is of an interdisciplinary nature and is addressed to both students of music theory and musicology, as well as students of other academic disciplines who are close to the aforementioned subject matter. The conference will be concluded with a publication that will be published by the Publishing House of the Academy of Music in Wrocław.

Programme of the conference: https://amuz.wroc.pl/viii-studencka-konferencja-naukowa-wieloznacznosc-dzwieku-7120/?date=2022-05-10 

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Wrocław | Organ recital of Sławomir Kamiński in NFM

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On the 11th of May 2022 at 7.30 p.m. a concert of the organist Sławomir Kamiński will take place. The programme of the concert will include works by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Max Reger and Feliks Nowowiejski.

The concert will begin with Johannes Brahms' Prelude and Fugue in A minor, the result of the composer's studies of counterpoint and early music. It will precede the composition of Robert Schumann Mit innigem Ausdruck from the collection Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form Op. 56.

A chorale from the Prélude, adagio et choral varié sur le „Veni Creator” op. 4. of Maurice Duruflé will close the concert.

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/8913 

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Gdańsk | 9th Johannes Brahms International Chamber Music Competition

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The 9th International Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition will take place between the 12th and 15th of May 2022 at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk. Admission to the auditions and the Laureates' Concert is free. All competition events will also be broadcast on the Academy’s YouTube channel.

The International Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition in Gdańsk is currently one of the largest and most noteworthy chamber music competitions in Poland. From the very beginning its organizer is the Department of Chamber Music at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. The competition is under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the International Society of Johannes Brahms in Hamburg.

Details of the Competition: https://acmf.amuz.gda.pl/icmc and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/brahms.competition.gdansk 

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Katowice | Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic , Yaroslav Shemet and Beata Bilińska

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 13th of May 2022 at 19.00 pianist Beata Bilińska will perform the Piano Concerto No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven with the accompaniment of the Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic conducted by Yaroslav Shemet.

Adam Wesołowski's work Anioły i Demony  (Angels and Demons) and Béla Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra will also be performed during the evening.

More: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/production/beethoven-v-koncert-fortepianowy-bilinska-shemet-orkiestra-symfoniczna/ 

Wrocław | 10th anniversary of the Polish Cello Quartet concert

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The concert of the Wrocław Philharmonic at the National Forum of Music lead by the Georgian conductor George Tchitchinadze will take place on the 13th of May 2022 at 19.00. The programme will include works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Krzysztof Meyer and Richard Strauss, and the highlight of the concert will be the premiere of Mikołaj Górecki's Sinfonia concertante.

The piece was commissioned by the National Forum of Music and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic and will be performed by the NFM Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish Cello Quartet and Tomasz Strahl.
In the second part of the concert we will hear Krzysztof Meyer's Caro Luigi for four cellos and strings.

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/8863 

Katowice | New Music Orchestra: Prasqual

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On the 8th of May 2022 the New Music Orchestra conducted of Szymon Bywalec will perform a piece by Tomasz Praszczałek (Prasqual) Canti Lussuriosi e Seriosi for soprano, mezzo-soprano, reciter, double orchestra of soloists and electronics at the NOSPR concert hall. Joanna Freszel and Marta Wryk will perform as soloists.

As composer says 'Talks and Songs about Love' were written in 2021/2022 and are based on the texts of Renaissance poetry: Sonetti Lussuriosi (Lust Sonnets) by the Italian poet Pietro Aretino (1492–1556) and the Song of the Sun by St. Francis of Assisi.'

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/orkiestra-muzyki-nowej-prasqual 

 

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