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Białowieża, Ciechanowiec, Siemiatycze | 'With classics through Poland': Urszula Kryger, Łukasz Kuropaczewski

Z klasyka 4.5.23

World-famous artists - Urszula Kryger and Łukasz Kuropaczewski – as part of the National Institute of Music and Dance programme ‘With classics through Poland’, will perform for the first time at the Białowieża Cultural Center (May 4, 2023 at 6.00 pm), at the Agricultural Museum of Krzysztof Kluk in Ciechanowiec (May 5 at 14.00) and in the former synagogue in Siemiatycze (May 6 at 19.00).

During the upcoming concerts in eastern Poland, the professors will present Aleksander Tansman's Suite in Modo Polonico and works by Isaac Albéniz, Joaquín Rodrigo, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Manuel de Falla.

Details: https://nimit.pl/ 

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Upright piano of Joanna Bruzdowicz-Tittel handed over to Radziejowice

PianinoBruzdowiczThe historic piano, which was owned by the composer Joanna Bruzdowicz-Tittel, a great promoter of Polish culture, was donated by her heirs to the House of Creative Work in Radziejowice.

From the sunny south of France, an instrument from the Warsaw piano factory Jan Kerntopf i Syn, signed in 1901, came to a Polish cultural institution. The handover of the instrument took place with the participation of the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Lyon, Hubert Czerniak.

Photo: from the materials of the House of Creative Work in Radziejowice.

Stokholm | 'Songs from Heaven' - charity concert for Ukraine

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

NOSPR 1.5.23As part of the ‘Institutions of the future - cooperation between NOSPR and Konserthuset Stockholm’ on the 1st of May, 2023 at 19.00 in this well-known concert hall, young virtuosos, participants of the NOSPR Academy and the Academy of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm will perform at another joint concert music by two Polish composers: Henryk Górecki and Andrzej Panufnik, combined with the famous Fourth Symphony by Gustav Mahler in a chamber version and a piece by Swedish Andrea Tarrodi based on Ukrainian and Swedish folk melodies.

Talented artists meet for the third time in less than a year as part of the "Institutions of the Future 2023" project co-financed by the 'Inspiring Culture' programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

This time it is a charity concert for Ukraine conducted by a Polish conductor - Vincent Kozlovsky. The soloists will be the Polish pianist Tymoteusz Bies, the Swedish-Ukrainian pianist Natalia Pasiecznik and the Polish-Ukrainian soprano Olga Pasiecznik. The concert is part of the European Festival 'Ukrainian Spring', organized by the network of European National Cultural Institutes of the European Union (EUNIC), of which the Polish Institute in Stockholm is a member, in cooperation with the European Commission.

Press release

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/piesni-z-nieba-koncert-dla-ukrainy 

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Wrocław | 9th Student Scientific Conference 'Ambiguity of sound'

WieloznacznoscDzwieku 23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Scientific and Artistic Circle of Composition and Music Theory of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław invites you to the 9th Student Scientific Conference ‘Ambiguity of sound’, which will be held on May 9-10, 2023. This year's edition will take place in a hybrid formula: participants will be able to present their papers both in the AMKL building and remotely via the Microsoft Teams platform. In the case of participation as a speaker, applications for the Conference should be submitted by the 10th of April. In the case of participation as a listener, the deadline for submitting applications is the 30th of April. 

The theme of this year's edition - which is to inspire our participants - is ‘Between madness and logic’: the organizers propose to look at the sound in terms of language, culture, technology, acoustics or psychology. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this research project, it is addressed both to students of music theory and musicology, as well as students of other academic disciplines who are interested in the above-mentioned topics. The special guest of the 9th edition will be Dr Marcin Konik from the Fryderyk Chopin National Institute in Warsaw. Traditionally, the event will be accompanied by a Composer's Concert, during which the compositions by students of AMKL will be presented. 

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Wrocław | …como el sol y la mar…

NFM 29.4.23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The focal point of the concert of the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra on the 29th of April, 2023 at 6 pm twill be a performance of …como el sol y la mar… by Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil. The title of this work - ... like the sun and the sea ... - refers to the artist's impressions from her trip to Mexico.

Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil worked on …como el sol y la mar… for flute and chamber orchestra in 2007–2008. It is part of a cycle entitled thinking about Vivaldi, and its subtitle is summer. During the concert, the solo part will be performed by an excellent Polish flautist specializing in contemporary music - Łukasz Długosz.

The programme will also include the elegiac filled with sadness, Chaconne from Krzysztof Penderecki's Polish Requiem opening the concert, and the String Octet in E flat major - the work of Felix Mendelssohn Bertholdy.

Press release

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/9336 

Warsaw | Sinfonia Iuventus: Debussy, Moss, Piazzolla, Strauss

POSI 29.4.23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Concert of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, conducted by Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, with the participation of saxophonist Paweł Gusnar, the winner of four Fryderyk Awards and the talented violinist Alicja Śmietana, will take place on the 29th of April, 2023 at 19.00 in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio. The artists will premiere perform Concerto malinconico for tenor saxophone and orchestra by Piotr Moss.

The programme of the concert will also include Claude Debussy's Petite suite, Estaciones porteñas by the great reformer of the tango genre, Astor Piazzolla, and Richard Strauss's famous symphonic scherzo poem Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche.

More at www.sinfoniaiuventus.pl 

Congratulations to the laureates of the 'Fryderyk' Award in the classical music categories!


The Fryderyk Festival Classical Music Gala 2023 took place in the concert hall in Tychy, which is usually the seat of AUKSO - the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy. Each year, the competition collects entries in eleven categories of classical music. On the 27th of April, ‘Fryderyki’ were awarded twice ex æquo - in the categories Early Music Album of the Year and Solo Recital Album of the Year. Two statuettes were awarded to Krystian Zimerman. The Golden Fryderyk was awarded to Tadeusz Strugała.

The partner of this year's Classical Music Gala was ZAiKS, which awarded the prize for the best composer of the young generation - Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk.

Read more: Congratulations to the laureates of the 'Fryderyk' Award in the classical music categories!

Brazil | Cracow Duo: Kalinowski & Szlezer

FestivaldeMusicaPolonesa 23Jan Kalinowski and Marek Szlezer will be the artists of the 5th Festival of Polish Music in Campinas. The ensemble will also perform in São Paulo, and together with Camerata Florianópolis at the Teatro Ademir Rosa - CIC in Florianópolis between April 26 - May 2, 2023.

On the 26th of April in São Paulo, the three-day Festival of Polish Music will begin, which will take place at the Institute of Arts of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, one of the most respected universities in Latin America, commonly known as Unicamp.

Compositions by Fryderyk Chopin, Ludomir Różycki, Aleksander Tansman or Krzysztof Penderecki will be performed during the festival. Brazilian audience will also have the opportunity to listen to works by contemporary composers, including Krzesimir Dębski, Marcel Chyrzyński, Krzysztof Meyer, Marta Ptaszyńska or Wojciech Widłak and see that Polish music offers a real wealth of styles and genres. As part of the festival, the premiere of Jarosław Płonka's newest work will also take place.

Ensemble's website: https://www.facebook.com/CracowDuo 

We announce the results of the art & violence 2023 International Composing Competition!

artThe subject of this year's edition of the competition was to compose a piece for harpsichord and electronics with a duration of up to 10 minutes, referring in its idea to the relationship between various forms of violence and art, as well as various individual forms of its expression.

The jury members: Magdalena Długosz (Poland), Marco Stroppa (Italy), Karol Nepelski (Poland/Germany), evaluated the scores sent from: England, Brazil, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, Slovakia, and the United States.

Ultimately, the jury decided to award only the first prize to Tomasz Szczepanik from Poland for the composition intimidazione for harpsichord and computer.

We would like to congratulate the winner and all participants!