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International Classical Music Awards to National Forum of Music for special achievements

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 18th of January, the ICMA jury announced the winners of this year's twenty-six awards. National Forum of Music Witold Lutosławski in Wrocław received the International Classical Music Awards 2023 for special achievements.

The International Classical Music Awards 2023 award ceremony and the gala concert will take place on the 21st of April, 2023 in the Main Hall of the NFM. During the event, the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic will perform directed by maestro Giancarlo Guerrera.

Source: https://www.icma-info.com/winners-2023/ 

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Debut album of the Apeiron Trio for the DUX label

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

DUX1900On the 18th of January, 2023, the first album of Apeiron Trio Polish Piano Trios will be released by DUX record label.

Three of registered works come from the Romantic and Post-Romantic periods whereas the fourth one, from the end of the 20th century, show an astonishing possibility of dialogue with tradition.

 

Read more: Debut album of the Apeiron Trio for the DUX label

Warsaw | Marek Janowski and Sinfonia Varsovia – extraordinary concert

SV 21.1.23

Another, third meeting of Sinfonia Varsovia with Marek Janowski and Ludwig van Beethoven will take place on the 21st of January, 2023 at 19.00 at the Grand Theatre - National Opera. It can be treated as an invitation to the circle of Dante's paradise, where Beethoven, Schubert, Penderecki and, thanks to Schubert's music, also Mozart already reside.

The concert is co-organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance as part of its own programme ‘Conductor-in-residence’, financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

The opening work, Chaconne in memoria del Giovanni Paolo II, can be read as Sinfonia Varsovia's homage to Krzysztof Penderecki, its longtime music and artistic director.

Read more: Warsaw | Marek Janowski and Sinfonia Varsovia – extraordinary concert

Opole | Wieniawski Competiion Polish participant

FO 20.1.23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 20th of January, 2023 at 19.00 violinist Wojciech Niedziółka and pianist Michał Francuz will perform works by Henryk Wieniawski, Ludwig van Beethoven and Karol Szymanowski.

The 19-year-old virtuoso is a semi-finalist and the highest-ranked Pole that took part in the 16th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań, as well as the finalist of the ‘International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists’ in Weimar. Wojciech Niedziółka works with the Krzysztof Penderecki European Center for Music in Lusławice as a soloist in the ‘Prezentacje’ programme and is a concertmaster of the ‘Penderecki Youth Orchestra’. He is a laureate of the scholarship programme of the National Center for Culture – ‘Young Poland’.

 

Read more: Opole | Wieniawski Competiion Polish participant

Wrocław | Tristan and Isolde

NFM 20.1.23

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On one hand, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche on the other, the sounds of the music drama that forever changed the history of music, and, moreover, the works of Vytautas Barkauskas and Witold Lutosławski - will fill the diverse repertoire of the concert on the 20th of January, 2023 at 19.00.

Witold Lutosławski's Cello Concerto was written in 1969–1970 for the legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who soon premiered the work with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Downes. The outstanding cellist Nicolas Altstaedt will perform as a soloist this evening. The NFM Wrocław Philharmonic will be conducted by maestro Keri-Lynn Wilson.

More: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/component/nfmcalendar/event/9265 

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Wielkopolska Competition of knowledge about life and work of Witold Szalonek 2023

KonkursSzalonek 23Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

In order to popularize the person of the outstanding Polish composer Witold Szalonek, the State Primary and Secondary Music School in Konin organizes a competition of knowledge about life and work of this composer for students of primary and secondary music schools in the Wielkopolska and Łódź regions. The competition is a one-stage competition and will take place on the 13th of March 13, 2023 at PSM I and II in Konin. The deadline for submitting applications is the 3rd of March.

Rules and regulations: https://www.gov.pl/web/psmkonin/wielkopolski-konkurs-wiedzy-o-zyciu-i-tworczosci-witolda-szalonka 

Read more: Wielkopolska Competition of knowledge about life and work of Witold Szalonek 2023

Laureates of the 30th 'Polityka Passports' announced!

PaszportyPolityki 23During the jubilee 30th ‘Polityka Passports’ gala, which took place on the 17th of January, 2023 at the Grand Theater in Warsaw, 11 artists of Polish culture were awarded in the following categories: film, theatre, literature, visual arts, classical music, popular music and digital culture. 

The award for young artists awarded by ‘Polityka’ is also a summary of 2022 in Polish culture.

In the category of classical music, the award was given to conductor Anna Sułkowska-Migoń, a two-time scholarship holder of the ‘Conductor-in-residence’ programme of the National Institute of Music and Dance. She received this award for ‘huge musicality, sensitivity and extraordinary joy of creating art. For the consistent work that led to international successes last year, especially the victory in the Paris La Maestra competition.

More - on the website: https://www.polityka.pl/tygodnikpolityka/kultura/paszporty 

Read more: Laureates of the 30th 'Polityka Passports' announced!

Sound Chronicle of the 2020 ‘Warsaw Autumn’ Festival now available

Okładka Kroniki WJ 2020

Still with delay - because of financing troubles with finding funds in previous years - we present to you the next, 2020 edition of the ‘Sound Chronicle of the Warsaw Autumn’.

Unfortunately we did not succeed to obtain enough fundings to produce large sets, as it was the case many years ago (when the 'Sound Chronicle' consisted of 7 to 10 CDs). Therefore, similarily to that of the last year, the 2020 ‘Sound Chronicle of the Warsaw Autumn’ consists of three audio CDs and presents recordings of some concerts, including the inauguration and final event.

Here you will find a list of compositions published on promotional CDs of the Sound Chronicle of the 2020 'Warsaw Autumn' Festival:

CD nr 1 (polmic 168)

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ElettroVoce (Agata Zubel & Cezary Duchnowski)
Whims for semantoabsorbing phonotyser (2020)
for voice, electronics and piano
and orchestra
First performance
Warsaw Autumn commission with the support by Society of Authors ZAiKS
ElettroVoce: Agata Zubel soprano
Cezary Duchnowski electronics, piano
Barbara Okon-Makowska, Aleksandra Koniuch, Piotr Papier sound projection
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Aleksandra Kaca
rilievo (2020)
for orchestra and electronics
First performance
Warsaw Autumn commission with the support by Society of Authors ZAiKS
POLISH NATIONAL RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN KATOWICE
Monika Wolinska conductor
Barbara Okon-Makowska, Aleksandra Koniuch, Piotr Papier sound projection
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ElettroVoce (Agata Zubel & Cezary Duchnowski)
Whims for desemantric verbaphone (2020)
for voice, electronics and piano
First performance
Warsaw Autumn commission with the support by Society of Authors ZAiKS
ElettroVoce: Agata Zubel soprano
Cezary Duchnowski electronics, piano
Barbara Okon-Makowska, Aleksandra Koniuch, Piotr Papier sound projection
/ 4
Mikołaj Laskowski 
Infectious (Feel It®) (2020)
for big band and electronics
First performance
Warsaw Autumn commission with the support by Society of Authors ZAiKS 
CHOPIN UNIVERSITY BIG BAND
Piotr Kostrzewa big band coaching
WARSAW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Maciej Tomasiewicz conductor
Barbara Okon-Makowska, Ewa Guziołek-Tubelewicz, Aleksandra Koniuch, Michał Bereza sound projection
/ 5
Joanna Woźny 
canti in/versi (2020)
for choir and electronics
First performance 
Warsaw Autumn and Warsaw Philharmonic commission
WARSAW PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
Bartosz Michałowski conductor
Barbara Okon-Makowska, Ewa Guziołek-Tubelewicz, Aleksandra Koniuch, Michał Bereza sound projection
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Żaneta Rydzewska 
don’t look (2020)
for two violins, accordion, piano, percussion and electronics
First performance
Composed thanks to the support by Society of Authors ZAiKS
Barbara Mglej violin
Paulina Wos-Gucik violin
Martyna Zakrzewska piano
Aleksandra Gołaj percussion
Alena Budzináková-Palus accordion, electronics
Stanisław Zarychta video
Przemysław Kunda sound projection
/ 7
Kuba Krzewiński
Contre no. 2 (2019)
for piano and gran cassa
Lutosławski Piano Duo:
Emilia Sitarz & Bartłomiej Wąsik

CD nr 2 (polmic 169)

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Monika Szpyrka 
Zoom in/dolly out (2020)
for ensemble and electronics
First performance
Composed thanks to the support by Society of Authors ZAiKS
Barbara Mglej violin
Paulina Wos-Gucik violin
Martyna Zakrzewska piano
Aleksandra Gołaj percussion
Alena Budzináková-Palus accordion, electronics
Stanisław Zarychta video
Przemysław Kunda sound projection
/ 2
Martyna Kosecka 
Isorropía. In Search of Balance (2020)
for amplified quintet and electroacoustic layer
First performance
Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Society commission
Cofinanced by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage’s Culture Promotion Fund within the Composing Commissions programme, implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance
Barbara Mglej violin
Paulina Wos-Gucik violin
Martyna Zakrzewska piano
Aleksandra Gołaj percussion
Alena Budzináková-Palus accordion, electronics
Stanisław Zarychta video
Przemysław Kunda sound projection
/ 3
Teoniki Rożynek
Float (2020)
for instrumental ensemble
First performance
Warsaw Autumn commission with the support by Society of Authors ZAiKS
EUROPEAN WORKSHOP FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Rüdiger Bohn conductor
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Rafał Zapała
Futility (2020)
for five instruments, electronics and video
First performance
Warsaw Autumn commission with the support by Society of Authors ZAiKS
ENSEMBLE VORTEX:
Anne Gillot recorder
Benoît Morel viola
Aurélien Ferrette cello
Tomás Fernández double bass
Mauricio Carrasco guitar
Daniel Zea electronics
Arturo Corrales ensemble coordinator
Marek Straszak visual layer in the work of Rafał Zapała
Szymon Kaliski interactive system in the work of Rafał Zapała
/ 5
Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil
The Nightingale and the Stone (2020)
for two pianos and two percussion
from the cycle Reportages
First performance
Warsaw Autumn commission
Cofinanced by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage’s Culture Promotion Fund within the Composing Commissions programme, implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance
KWADROFONIK:
Emilia Sitarz piano
Bartłomiej Wasik piano
Magdalena Kordylasinska-Pekala percussion
Piotr Maslanka percussion
Kamil Keska sound projection

CD nr 3 (polmic 170)

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Paweł Hendrich
Prismiris
 (2018)
for string trio
NFM STRING TRIO LEOPOLDINUM:
Christian Danowicz violin
Michał Micker viola
Marcin Misiak cello
/ 2
Tomasz Skweres
Concertino
 (2018)
for string orchestra
NFM LEOPOLDINUM ORCHESTRA
Christian Danowicz conductor
/ 3
Przemysław Scheller
The Little Match Girl (2019)
for string orchestra
NFM LEOPOLDINUM ORCHESTRA
Christian Danowicz conductor
/ 4-6
Ewa Trębacz
Metanoia (2020)
concerto for violin, string orchestra and surround sound
First performance
National Forum of Music commission 
Cofinanced by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage’s Culture Promotion Fund within the Composing Commissions programme, implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance
Adam Bałdych violin
NFM LEOPOLDINUM ORCHESTRA
Christian Danowicz conductor
Paweł Hendrich electronics (live)
Ewa Trębacz, electronics (fixed-media)
In the electronic layer: Josiah Boothby – French horn, Ewa Trębacz – violin

/ 7
Anna Sowa
Message for the Year of the Metal Rat II (2020)
for two violins, accordion, piano, percussion and electronics
First performances
Composed thanks to the support by Society of Authors ZAiKS
Barbara Mglej violin
Paulina Wos-Gucik violin
Martyna Zakrzewska piano
Aleksandra Gołaj percussion
Alena Budzináková-Palus accordion, electronics
Stanisław Zarychta video
Przemysław Kunda sound projection

hta video
Przemysław Kunda sound projection

At the same time we continue online presentation of the ‘Sound Chronicle’ with the Festival’s chosen works. You may listen to excerpts of the 2020 Warsaw Autumn under the 'LISTEN ONLINE' bookmark and on  https://bibliotekazkp.org.pl/.

The project has been subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the National Institute of Music and Dance programme ‘Muzyczny ślad‘ (Musical Trace).

 

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The album was released thanks to the support of the ZAiKS Authors' Association. The project partner was Repliq Media Sp. z o.o. We cordially thank all those institutions for their generous support.

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The Polish Composers' Union own releases are intended solely for promotional, educational and research purposes. They are not intended for sale. They are provided free of charge to interested institutions and individuals, but due to the very small circulation and large interest, priority is given to music libraries, where a broad audience can benefit from each set. If you are interested, please contact the Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC (contact: Izabela Zymer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Read more: Sound Chronicle of the 2020 ‘Warsaw Autumn’ Festival now available

Poznań | Premiere performance of 'Don't turn!' dyptych by Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa

Amadeus 15.1.23 prThe Amadeus Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra invites you to the first concert in the New Year on the 15th of January, 2023 at 18.00. The premiere of the diptych for two flutes and chamber orchestra, Don't Turn! by Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa will be performed.

The soloists will be two well-known flutists: Agata Kielar-Długosz and Łukasz Długosz. Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the ‘Composers' Commissions’ programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

After the break, the ensemble conducted by Anna Duczmal-Mróz will perform the Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch arranged by Agnieszka Duczmal. The solo part will be performed by the violinist Krzysztof Jakowicz. We will also hear Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso No. 2 B.84.

Ticket information: www.amadeus.pl