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Polish Composers' Union Awards 2022

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The Board of the Polish Composers' Union awarded this year's ZKP Honorary Award to Jerzy Maksymiuk for the promotion of Polish music and ZKP Award in the field of music education to Małgorzata Kołcz.

Maestro Jerzy Maksymiuk received the Honorary Award ‘for his tireless, passionate and committed work for the benefit of Polish music’.

The seventh ever Polish Composers' Union Award in the field of music education was awarded to Małgorzata Kołcz ‘for her extraordinary creativity and commitment in shaping the attitudes of future recipients of high culture’.

The award ceremony is planned during the 65th ‘Warsaw Autumn’ International Festival of Contemporary Music at the Szymanowski Hall of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music on the 21st of September at Okólnik 2 street.

 

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

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

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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Katowice | Programme of the Katowice Kultura Natura Festival 2022 annonuced!

Between the 12th and the 20th of May 2022 Katowice will host the Katowice Kultura Natura Festival, focused this year on the theme of travel.

Music that accompanies distant expeditions will be performed, inspired by the diversity and magnificence of the world. The program will include, among others Symphony No. 9 in E minor ‘From the new world’ by Antonín Dvořák conducted by Marin Alsop, well known to the audience of the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra and Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms performed by Frank Peter Zimmermann. The program will also include Grażyna Bacewicz's Overture for the orchestra. Music of the Whirling Dervishes of Damascus and Songs of Exile, Songs of wisdom by the Armenian Naghash Ensemble will be presented.

Tickets for both symphonic concerts of the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra and for the concerts of the Nagash Ensemble and Whirling Dervishes from Damascus are now available for sale.

 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

More info: www.nospr.org.pl  

 

Gdańsk | 9th Johannes Brahms International Chamber Music Competition

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

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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Wrocław | Organ recital of Sławomir Kamiński in NFM

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

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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Lublin | 14th Festival of Music Tradition and Avant-garde KODY

The programme of the 14th edition of the KODY Festival of Music Tradition and Avant-garde, which will be held on 11-15 May 2022, comprises of eleven concerts, including seven world premieres, one Polish premiere, workshops and an exhibition of music scores. The 14th KODY Festival will focus on the slogan 'Codes in a square. Multiplication'.

KODY is a meeting place for the interpenetration of the entire spectrum of musical traditions, schools, techniques - and most importantly - the past and the present. The result of these connections is new music. This year premieres of works by Jacek Sotomski, Piotr Damasiewicz, Sławomir Wojciechowski, Marta Śniada, Piotr Tabakiernik and Mats Gustafsson will take place.

Recognized artists from Poland and abroad will perform during the Festival, including Ernst Reijseger, Mats Gustafsson from ENSEMBLE E, Joanna Freszel, Szymon Bywalec, Ewa Liebchen, Adam Kośmieja, Mikołaj Pałosz. Emilia Sitarz, Maniucha Bikont, Maciej Frąckiewicz and Rafał Łuc.

Most of the events are free and tickets can be collected at the organizer's office and at evenea.pl.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the 'Music' programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Detailed programme: www.kody-festiwal.pl 

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Poznań | 6th International Viola Forum - monographic concert of Alina Kubik

On the 11th of May 2022 at 6.00 p.m. a monographic concert of the composer Alina Kubik will take place. The concert is organized as part of the 6th International Viola Forum in Aula Nova of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań.

Artists, mainly associated with the Poznań Academy, will perform five world premieres. The choral pieces to the words by Michał Wieczorek and Dominik Górny were written especially for the recently created Chamber Choir of the Lubrański Academy in Poznań, conducted by Kasjan Drogosz.

Works by Alina Kubik will be performed by, among others, Julia Mróz, Aleksandra Kamińska-Rykowska, Maria Rutkowska, Miłosz Lewandowski, Paulina Maciaszczyk, Wolfgang Maciaszczyk and Dominik Górny.
Dominik Górny's poetry devoted to Ignacy Jan Padrewski will also be performed during the event.

Detailed programme: https://amuz.edu.pl/event/vi-miedzynarodowe-forum-altowkowe-koncert-monograficzny-dr-aliny-kubik-11-05-2022/ 

Poznań and Zielona Góra | Jubilaeus – Circolazioni – Schluss

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

For the fourth time the Institute of Music of the Arts Department of the University of Zielona Góra is organizing concerts devoted to the works of contemporary composers representing Zielona Góra and Poznań. The latest works of the lecturers of the University of Zielona Góra and the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music will take place on the 7th of May at 6.00 pm at the "Olimpia" Academic Music Theater in Poznań and on the 10th of May 10, 2022 at 6 p.m. in the chamber hall of the Zielona Góra Philharmonic.

Spring concerts include compositions by Barbara Kaszuba, Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz, Juliusz Karcz, Artur Kroschel, Stanisław Leśniewski and Janusz Stalmierski inspired by current events including the 800th anniversary of the city of Zielona Góra. All the pieces intended for the reed trio will be presented by the Reed Connection Trio from Zielona Góra: Michał Mogiła (oboe), Jarosław Podsiadlik (clarinet) and Rafał Dołęga (bassoon).

Honorary patronage: Polish Composers' Union

Admission to the concerts is free!

More information:

https://amuz.edu.pl/event/koncert-muzyki-wspolczesnej-w-wykonaniu-studentow-uniwersytetu-zielonogorskiego-7-05-2022/ 

                                            http://www.imu.uz.zgora.pl/jubilaeus-circolazioni-schluss/ 

Improvisation workshop for children 'Tell me a fairy tale' 2022

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 9th of May 9 2022 at the Polish Travelers Kindergarten No. 55 iin Warsaw the first workshop of this year's edition of the ‘Tell me a fairy tale' project will take place. Thanks to the cooperation with the Ursynów District of Warsaw children will get to know the world of contemporary music, improvisations and various instruments.

This year there will be a total of 22 workshops for kindergarten and school groups as well as for children and their parents: in May and June in Ursynów, Warsaw, from October to December in Mrągowo, Zakrzewo, Krajenka, Łobżenica, Kłodzko and Domaszków.

The musical guests of the upcoming workshop will be: beatboxer Patryk "Tik Tak" Matela, double bass player Małgorzata Kołcz and composer and pianist Jarosław Siwiński.

Additional information: https://ptmw.art.pl/ 

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