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Łańcut | 61st Łańcut Music Festival

POLMICPatronat medialny nad Festiwalem objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

From the 21st of May to the 5th of June 2022, the Music Festival in Łańcut will take place. On the 2nd of June, as part of the Festival, a concert will be held in the concert hall of the Podkarpacka Philharmonic in Rzeszów with the participation of artists from Ukraine.

On the 21st of May at the Podkarpacka Philharmonic, there will be a concert with the participation of the Argentine singer, composer and conductor José Cura, accompanied by the Croatian-Slovenian soprano, Martin Zadro. David Giménez will conduct the Symphony Orchestra of the Podkarpacka Philharmonic. The orchestra will also perform at the end of the Festival on the 5th of June. The Portuguese composer and multi-instrumentalist Rodrigo Leão, who will present his original film music, will conduct the orchestra.

After a note of Katarzyna Senderska

Detailed programme: https://festiwallancut.pl/kategoria-produktu/repertuar/ 

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Sopot | 18th Edition of the Mundus Cantat International Choir Festival

Press patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

POLMICBetween the 21st and 29th of May 2022 the 18th edition of the Mundus Cantat International Choir Festival Sopot 2022 will take place. 13 choirs from all over the world, including Angola and the Philippines will take part in his year's edition. The guest of the festival will be last year's winner of the Sopot Mewa Award - ASBeek Choir. Admission to all concerts is free.

For the first time after a pandemic break, foreign bands will come to Sopot again - it will be possible to hear them live, not in a virtual version, as it has been for the last 2 years. The competition will include choirs from Angola, the Philippines, Latvia, nd representatives of Poland from Łódź, Gniew, Wejherowo, Przodków, Gdańsk and Gdynia. The participants will be judged by an international jury chaired by Prof. Beata Wróblewska from the Academy of Music in Gdańsk.

Accompanying concerts will be held as part of the festival: the music of Polish composers will be heard in Sopot churches, in the open air and in the Social Welfare Center in Sopot. The programme will also include two colorful and spectacular events.

Deatiled schedule: www.munduscantat.pl 
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Warsaw | Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus: Mozart, Wieniawski, Skoryk and Haydn

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

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 | „At first there was… noise“

NFMMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

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’

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

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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Bonn and Hamburg | Conference of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC)

The annual meeting and conference of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC) will take place in Bonn and Hamburg from 21 to 26 May 2022. For the first time in 20 years, Germany will once again be the host country for the International Association of Music Information Centres, which has members from more than 30 countries worldwide.

On Tuesday, 24 May 2022, you can participate in the conference online. The public conference day under the topic "Musical Life at the Intersection Between Tradition and the Future" will be livestreamed worldwide from the Beethoven House in Bonn. In four panels, top-class experts will deal with how internationalisation and globalisation affect different areas of musical life, and which trends can be observed. The focus will be on the topics of contemporary music and copyright as well as questions of programming, the promotion of young musicians, and music education. Aspects such as digitalisation, climate protection or diversity will be examined as well as the question of what lessons can be learned from the Covid-19 pandemic. Speakers include Steven Walter (Artistic Director of Beethovenfest Bonn), Christiane Wiesenfeldt (Professor of Musicology, University of Heidelberg), Christiane Engelbrecht (Managing Director of International Ensemble Modern Academy), Thomas Schäfer (Director of International Music Institute Darmstadt) and Jürgen Brandhorst (Director of Society for Musical Performance and Mechanical Reproduction Rights GEMA).

The streaming will be realised by a professional camera team in order to offer the participants in front of the screens an exciting conference experience. The form of the webinar allows you to be present not only as a silent spectator, but also to ask questions and actively participate in the discussion.

It would be our great pleasure to welcome you online at IAMIC2022 on 24 May. Please register now via the registration form so that the link to the webinar can be sent to you:


For more information on the programme and speakers, please see our website at


The conference will generally be held in English. Simultaneous translators for the parts in German will be available.

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Gdańsk | World Accordion Day 2022

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

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

NFMMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC


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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Sanok | 3rd International Organ and Chamber Music Festival

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The 3rd International Festival of Organ and Chamber Music will be held between 17–22 May 2022 in Sanok. For six days music lovers will have the opportunity to take part in concerts in Sanok churches. The Festival will also include the International Courses of Organ and Chamber Music and the 2nd National Competition for Young Organists.

During this year's concerts, we will be able to hear works for organ with clarinet, cello or saxophone by composers from around the world, including world premiere of Mirosław Gąsieniec's Ave Maria and compositions by Piotr Rojek, Zdzisław Nowacki, Mieczysław Surzyński, Konstanty Gorski.

Those who will not be able to attend concerts in churches will be able to watch their live broadcasts online. Streaming will be provided by Ars Sonora from Łódź.

Detailed programme: https://www.facebook.com/proartis.sanok/ 

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