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Cracow | Korea-Poland. Music inspired by tradition

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Arts Council Korea and the ‘Porta Musicae’ Artistic Association invite you to a special concert entitled ‘Korea-Poland. Music inspired by tradition’ on the 30th of July at 7 p.m. It will be an extraordinary meeting of two cultures - a musical dialogue of artists from the Republic of Korea and Poland.

The contemporary Korean composer, Gyungeun Lee, wrote music inspired by two cultures - she dressed traditional Korean rhythms and melodies in the musical garments of traditional Polish dances. All songs will be premiered during a concert in Cracow. It will be a unique opportunity to hear traditional Korean instruments live: Piri, Gayageum and Haegeum.

After a note of Aleksandra Kuzemko

Additional information: https://www.portamusicae.art.pl/ 

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Warsaw | Noskowski. Concert with Maestro Antoni Wit

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

An important element of the mission of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra is the restitution of forgotten masterpieces of Polish music in concert practice, and the concert on the 30th of July, 2022 at 19.00 conducted by Antoni Wit at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw will be an important step in bringing back Zygmunt Noskowski to his rightful place among the outstanding Polish and European composers of the second half of the 19th century. 

At the beginning of the 21st  century, the music of Zygmunt Noskowski slowly began to return to concert stages, and the first editions of his previously unpublished works, such as String Quartets No. 2 and 3, and Symphony No. 2, also appeared.

Piotr Maculewicz

More: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/ 

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Poznań | 16th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition

polmic16th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition will take place in Poznań on October 7–21, 2022. The Orchestra of the National Philharmonic conducted by Andrzej Boreyko and violinist Veriko Tchumburidze will perform during the inaugural concert. Tickets are on sale now.

Together with the winner of the last competition, the Orchestra will perform the Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 by Antonin Dvořák and the Mieczysław Karłowicz ‘Rebirth’ Symphony in E minor, Op. 7. On Andrzej Boreyko's initiative, the programme of the concert will also include a work ‘Nova’ by Ukrainian composer Victoria Poleva, as an expression of the competition's solidarity with the Ukrainian nation, so severely affected by Russian military aggression.

16th International Violin Competition Henryk Wieniawski is co-organized with the National Institute of Music and Dance from the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Press release

Tickets available on the website: https://www.bilety24.pl/koncert/698-koncert-inauguracyjny-16-miedzynarodowego-konkursu-skrzypcowego-im-h-wieniawskiego-78373?id=415204 

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Olgierd Pisarenko passed away...

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Olgierd Pisarenko (1947-2022), musicologist and journalist, member of the Polish Composers' Union since 1981, died this morning.

He graduated from the Institute of Musicology at the Warsaw University.

From 1972, he collaborated with the magazine Ruch Muzyczny. In the years 2008-2013 he was the editor-in-chief of the journal. He was the author of numerous publications and radio broadcasts.

From 1972 he was also associated with the International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Warsaw Autumn’. In 1987-1995 he was the chairman of the Festival's Repertoire Committee.

From 2008, he was a jury member of the OPUS Public Media Award in the field of contemporary classical music.

In 2007 he was awarded the Silver Medal for Merit to Culture - Gloria Artis.

We bid him farewell with great regret.

Romanów, Konstantynów, Leśna Podlaska | 'With classics through Poland': Waldszenen Ensemble

POLMICOn the 28th of July, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. at the Józef Ignacy Kraszewski Museum in Romanów, on the 29th of July at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Cultural Center in Konstantynów and on the 30th of July at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Centre in Leśna Podlaska special meetings with classical music will take place as part of this year's edition of the ‘With classics through Poland’ series. Polish Music Management is the event’s organizer.

The Waldszenen Ensemble composed of Maurycy Stawujak (piano), Katarzyna Denkiewicz (violin and Mateusz Błaszczak (cello) will perform. We will hear trios by Leopold Anton Koželuch, Józef Wieniawski and Philip Scharwenka in their interpretation.

The project is carried out by the National Institute of Music and Dance with the support of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Prof. Piotr Gliński and under his patronage.

Admission free.

More information: https://nimit.pl/wydarzenia/ 

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2nd Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition coming soon!

polmicMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Recruitment for the performance competition within the 2nd Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition will start on the 1st of November, 2022. The Performance Competition (violin, piano, string quartet) is intended for people born in the years 1991-2006. In the ‘Voice’ category, the competition is intended for female singers born in 1991-2003 and male singers born in 1988-2003.

Registration for the competition will take place from 1st of November 2022 to 31st January 2023 at www.szymanowski-competition.appassimo.com

Young instrumentalists and singers will present their skills by performing not only the pieces selected in the composition competition, but also the works of the competition patron and those based on the canon of classical music.

Rules and regulations: https://szymanowski-competition.com/ 

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Nysa | 9th International Cello Academy

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The 9th International Cello Academy will be held between the 20th and 30th of July, 2022 in Nysa. Polish Cello Quartet is the organizer of the event.

Cellists: Jelena Očić (Croatia), Hyun-Jung Berger (Germany / Korea) and Julius Berger (Germany) will take part in the event.

As part of the 9th MAW Festival, there will be six concerts, during which both participants and MAW teachers (including the only cello orchestra in Poland) will perform. The concert programme will include, among others, works by Marcin Markowicz, Witold Szalonek, Kazimierz Wiłkomirski and Krzysztof Penderecki.

Detailed programme: http://www.akademiawiolonczelowa.pl/ 

Zakopane | 45th Karol Szymanowski Music Days on the 140th anniversary of composer's birthday

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The programme of the 45th Karol Szymanowski Music Days taking place between the 24th and 31st of July in Zakopane will be dominated by the patron's music: in 2022 he would celebrate his 140th birthday.

Szymanowski's music is always present in the Festival programme, as well as the works of the composer's contemporaries. The programme of this year's Days will include the works of Szymanowski's peer, Romanian composer born a year earlier, George Enescu (1881). We will also hear works by Grażyna Bacewicz, Marcin Błażewicz, Sławomir Czarnecki, Jerzy Fitelberg, Witold Friemann, Wojciech Kilar, Szymon Laks, Krzysztof Penderecki and Mieczysław Wajnberg.

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the ‘Music’ and ‘Composers’ Commissions’ programmes, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

Press release

Detailed programme: https://zakoplan.pl/45-dni-muzyki-karola-szymanowskiego/ 

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Krościenko on the Dunajec river | 12th Summer Pieniny Festival - Culture - Sacrum

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 23rd of July, 2022 at 19:00 in the church of Christ the Good Shepherd, the next edition of the Summer Festival Pieniny - Culture - Sacrum will begin and will last until August 13. Admission to the concerts is free!

The four concerts will be attended by award-winning organ virtuosos who represent various music centers in Poland, who are also teachers at music academies: Marek Stefański from Cracow, Krzysztof Lukas from Katowice, Jan Bokszczanin from Warsaw and the Silesian artist Władysław Szymański.

Not only organ music will fill summer Saturday evenings in the Pieniny Mountains.

Detailed programme: http://arsproarte.pl/#/kroscienko-nad-dunajcem/12-letni-festiwal-pieniny-kultura-sacrum 

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