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Polish Composers' Union invites you to the new website of the "Polish Yearbook of Musicology"

PRM 2023

"Polish Yearbook of Musicology", published by the Musicologists' Section of the Polish Composers' Union, invites you to its new website. The "Yearbook" publishes articles and messages in Polish and English on all musicological subdisciplines, including selected materials from the Musicological Conferences of the Polish Composers' Union.

 The "Polish Yearbook of Musicology" was established by Adolf Chybiński in 1935. Unfortunately, only two volumes were published at that time (the second in 1936). In 2004, after almost 70 years, on the initiative of the Musicologists' Section of the Polish Composers' Union, the third volume of the "Polish Yearbook of Musicology" was published, dedicated to the memory of the founders of Polish musicology, Professors Zdzisław Jachimecki and Adolf Chybiński.

https://www.polskirocznikmuzykologiczny.pl/ 

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Katowice | 'Youth scene': Tansman Trio

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Tansman Trio is currently working on a new album. Three award-winning artists will present works of Polish composers included on this album on the 19th of February, 2024 at 7.30 p.m at NOSPR.

Roksana Kwaśnikowska, Agnieszka Podłucka and Zuzanna Sosnowska have already brought to light a number of compositions by Polish authors that were lost in the historical turmoil. And this is just the beginning of their activities! The programme of the February concert includes, among others: dense, colorful music by Roman Maciejewski, immersed in an extraordinary, fanciful sound world, and two compositions by the ensemble's patron - Aleksander Tansman.

Music lovers longing for chamber concerts and looking for beautiful sounds in the repertoire, although not necessarily the most popular and obvious ones, will probably be pleased by the presence of Mieczysław Wajnberg's String Trio in the programme.

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/scena-mlodych-tansman-trio 

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Gdańsk | "Polish Music Scene": Jakub Kuszlik

Scena Muzyki Polskiej

The National Institute of Music and Dance invites you to a concert of Jakub Kuszlik, winner of the 4th Prize at the 18th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition and the Polish Radio Award for the best performance of Mazurkas. The pianist will perform as part of the "Polish Music Stage" programme on the 18th of February, 2024 at 6 p.m. at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic.

In 2022 Jakub Kuszlik released his first solo album with works of Brahms and Chopin. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in the piano class of Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń.

During the Gdańsk recital, he will present works by Fryderyk Chopin, Karol Szymanowski and Grażyna Bacewicz.

Ticket information: https://www.filharmonia.gda.pl/repertuar/987-scena-muzyki-polskiej-jakub-kuszlik 

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Warsaw | Piotr Moss & Sinfonia Iuventus

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

POSI 17 2 24The 75th birthday of Piotr Moss and the 55th anniversary of his artistic work is an opportunity to celebrate a monographic concert. On the 17th of February, 2024 at 7.00 p.m. in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio a representative selection of his symphonic compositions will be presented. Sinfonia Iuventus will perform together with soloist Łukasz Długosz conducted by Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk.

Piotr Moss is one of the most original musical talents of his generation, and also one of many Polish artists active mainly outside of the country. His work is rich and diverse. In the composer's catalogue, in addition to great vocal-instrumental works, concert and chamber works, you can also find music intended for radio, theater, film and television.

During the first part of the concert dedicated to him, we will hear the five-part Suite for orchestra "Zoo", which is a humorous reminiscence of the composer's visit to the Warsaw zoo, and the Concerto for flute and orchestra "Masques", the inspiration for which and the recipient of the dedication is one of the most outstanding flutists, Łukasz Długosz.

Press release

Tickets: https://sinfoniaiuventus.pl/piotr-moss-sinfonia-iuventus-3/ 

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"Sounds of Diversity" - new concert project combining artists from Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland

Sounds of DiversityCzech Republic, Poland, Slovakia: three neighboring countries, three diverse contemporary art scenes. They will be united by the new project "Sounds of Diversity", during which works by Markéta Dvořáková, Petra Šuško, Matej Sloboda, Przemysław Scheller and Daniel Skála will be premiered. The mini-tour through three countries of the Visegrad Four will present new music, a new project and a new band created especially for this occasion. Concerts will take place in Ostrava (March 18), Katowice (March 19) and Žilina (March 20).

The partners of the project are: the Hudební Současnost Ostrava Festival, Ensemble Spectrum and the Katowice Branch of the Polish Composers' Union.

The new concert project is presented by Creative Center Ostrava, an association that has been operating for five decades and was founded to unite composers, artists and amateurs of contemporary art, especially from Ostrava and the surrounding area. The idea of ​​implementing an international project connecting V4 countries arose from TCO's cooperation, in particular with Polish artists.

Website of the project: https://www.soundsofdiversity.com/ 

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Results of the first stage of the 65th Tadeusz Baird Young Composers' Competition announced

Baird Tadeusz - portretOn the 13th of February, 2024, the results of the first stage of the 65th Tadeusz Baird Young Composers' Competition were announced.

The jury composed of: Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil (chairman), Alicja Gronau, Rafał Kłoczko, Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz and Edward Sielicki, after reviewing the 17 works submitted to the Competition, selected the following works for the second stage:

  • Mazurkas of water, fire and earth (AIRDAR emblem)
  •  Folk Story (MKBEWE emblem)
  •  Ritorno (emblem X205)
  •  Dawn (VOLEREEPOTERE emblem)
  •  Gesture music (METHONE emblem)

Rules and regulations - on the website https://www.zkp.org.pl/index.php/pl/nasze-dzialania/konkurs-im-bairda 

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Kielce | Premiere performance of Suite by Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa

FSw 2 24This year, Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa begins celebrating her 75th birthday with premiere of her work Father Kolberg in Kielce. Seven main sins at the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic. The tragicomic suite for a large symphony orchestra will be performed for the first time on the 16th of February, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. by the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic Orchestra in Kielce conducted by Jacek Rogala.

The suite contains an ironic and sarcastic interpretation of the cardinal human vices, arranged in seven parts: Pride, Envy, Debauchery, Greed, Anger, Gluttony and Sloth. The piece was created as part of the "Composer's Commissions" programme implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.

The concert programme also includes compositions by Maurice Ravel and Roberto Molinelli. Saxophonist Paweł Gusnar will perform as a soloist.

Additional information: https://filharmonia.kielce.pl/luty24.html#160224 

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Cracow | "London Calling": Krauze, Penderecki, Greenwood

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In 2024, Sinfonietta Cracovia will discover new areas of music for the Cracow audience together with musicians of the famous London Sinfonietta. The concert as part of the "Sinfonietta Nova" series will not only be a meeting with artists from London, but also an encounter with new repertoire. Premiere of Threnody in Memory of Krzysztof Penderecki, created by Zygmunt Krauze will take place on the 15th of February at the Łaźnia Nowa Theater at 6:00 p.m.

The curator of the concerts of the Sinfonietta Nova series in 2024 is Andrew Burke, head of the London Sinfonietta, and during three concerts (February 15, April 7 and February 20), the leaders of the London orchestra will join in making music together with Sinfonietta Cracovia.

The concert on the 15th of February will be a performance with the concertmaster of the London Sinfonietta, Jonathan Morton, and a journey through the music of the 20th and 21st centuries: from the works of Krzysztof Penderecki, through the monumental soundtrack of the Oscar-winning film There Will Be Blood, to the ambient sounds of contemporary artists and the premiere of a new piece by Zygmunt Krauze with with the participation of the composer himself, who will play the piano.

Press release

Tickets: https://www.sinfonietta.pl/koncerty/london-calling 

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Katowice | Wit, bravado and legendary craftsmanship

NOSPR 15 2 24Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Witold Lutosławski would have celebrated his 111th birthday this year and would probably have written a miniature on this occasion. He condensed what he wanted to say and was against exaggeration and talkativeness. On the 15th of February, 2024 at 7:30 p.m., his miniatures will be presented by a chamber ensemble, and the soprano Magdalena Lucjan, winner of the last edition of the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition, will perform as a soloist.

We will hear the spectacular Variations on a Theme by Paganini (1941), played during the occupation in the Warsaw "Aria" café, the pedagogical pieces Dance Preludes (1954), Epitaph (1980) and Grave (1981) dedicated to deceased friends, and his last piece - Subito (1992) for violin and piano. We will also hear short songs Chantefleurs et chantefables (1990) set to surrealist poems for children, arranged by Eugeniusz Knapik for voice and piano.

More: https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/lutoslawski-in-memoriam-koncert-w-110-rocznice-urodzin-i-30 

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