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Bydgoszcz | International I. J. Paderewski Piano Competition

POLMICOn the 6th of November, 2022, the 12th International I. J. Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz will begin and will last until the 20th of November. The Ukrainian pianist Antoni Baryszewski, who will play with the Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mykola Diadiura, will be the soloist of the inaugurating concert. The musicians will perform Karol Szymanowski's Symphony No. 4 ‘Concertante’ and the Carpathian Concerto by Myroslaw Skoryk.

The Competition is organized by the I. J. Paderewski Music Society in cooperation with the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music. and the Pomeranian Philharmonic I. J. Paderewski. The aim of the Competition is to honor the memory of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, an outstanding pianist, composer and politician, and to promote young pianists and Polish culture around the world.

The Honorary Patronage of the Competition was assumed by the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda.

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Wrocław | In love with singing

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polmicTwo Wrocław ensembles - the NFM Boys' Choir and the ‘Rondo’ Vocal Ensemble - will perform in the Red Hall of the National Forum of Music under the direction of Małgorzata Podzielny on the 6th of November, 2022 at 5.00 p.m. In their performance, we will hear mainly the works of contemporary composers, although there will also be some old choral literature.

Among the compositions of Polish artists, we will hear, among others Kyrie by Piotr Jańczak or Laudate Dominum omnes gentes composed especially for the NFM Boys' Choir by Grzegorz Miśkiewicz. The common element of their work is the sacral idiom. It will also appear in the piece Ave Maria by a young composer active in Wrocław - Michał Ziółkowski.

Radosław Broda, a member of the NFM ensemble, whose work How Do I Love Thee will be premiered during the concert, will make his debut as a composer. It will precede the famous song by Czesław Niemen – Jednego serca, which will be arranged by Marcin Wawruk.

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London | Jubilee concert on the 5th anniversary of the Polish Music School

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On the 5th of November, 2022 at 17.00 in the Theater Hall of the Polish Social and Cultural Center in London, a jubilee concert will take place on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Polish Music School in London under the honorary patronage of the National Centre for Culture Poland and the Polish Composers' Union.

The Polish Music School is the largest institution of this type in Great Britain and the first music school in the world to be named after Sir Andrzej Panufnik. Currently, over 95 students aged 5 to 18 study at the school.

The jubilee concert will be accompanied by the ceremony of naming the school after Sir Andrzej Panufnik. Lady Camilla Panufnik - the composer's wife will participate in it.


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Warsaw | Concert of Laureates of the 14th 20th and 21st Century Music Competition for Young Performers 2022

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The concert of the Laureates of the 14th 20th and 21st Century Music Competition for Young Performers, co-organized with Programme 2 of the Polish Radio, will take place on the 5th of November, 2022 at 19.00 at the Agnieszka Osiecka Music Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw (Myśliwiecka 3/5/7 street). Admission to the concert is free!

 We will hear masterpieces of contemporary music performed by the winners of the competition: Augustas Vasiliauskas (saxophone), Małgorzata Cieszko (oboe), Martyna Chmura (piano), Maria Sujka (flute), Julia Pałęcka (viola), Dawid Kosiński (accordion) and Maksymilian Błaszczyński (clarinet).

During the concert, awards will be presented, funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne.


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Gdansk. Warsaw | Women in music for the second time!

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POLMICPolish Chamber Musicians' Association invites you to the 2nd edition of the ‘Kobiety w Muzyce/ Women in Music’ festival. The event will take place on the 3rd, 5th and 6th of November at the Baltic Sea Cultural Center in Gdańsk. This year, there will also be an accompanying concert in Warsaw, at the Nizio Gallery on the 4th of November 4th. Admission to the concerts is free.

The aim of the event is to promote women composers and their works. During this year's edition, we will hear songs such composers, among others, as Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Anna Ignatowicz-Glińska, Hanna Kulenty, Grażyna Bacewicz, Emilie Mayer, Ruth Schonthal. A premiere of a piece by Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk will also take place at the Festival.

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51st Musicology Conference of the Polish Composers' Union ‘Music and Expression, Katowice, 13-15 October 2022

POLMICOn October 13-15, 2022, the 51st Musicology Conference of the Polish Composers' Union ‘Music and Expression’ was held at the Academy of Music in Katowice. Musicologists and music theorists from all over Poland debated the problems related to expression in music - its definition, presence, perception and various types of interpretations.

The proceedings were accompanied by two symphonic concerts – of the Academic Symphony Orchestra of Karol Szymanowski conducted by Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk and of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, led by Domingo Hindoyan.

The participants listened to 42 papers, one discussion panel and two plenary lectures given by the invited guests: Prof. Karol Berger from Stanford University (USA) and Prof. Krzysztof Guczalski from the Jagiellonian University. At the end of the conference the participants also visited the Museum of the History of the City of Katowice and the historic district of Nikiszowiec.

Selected materials from the conference will be published in the ‘Polish Music Yearbook’ 2023, as well as in other magazines. The organizers of the conference were the Polish Composers' Union - Section of Musicologists and the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. The conference was organized by the committee composed of: Bartłomiej Barwinek, Beata Bolesławska-Lewandowska, Agnieszka Nowok-Zych, Wojciech Stępień, Magdalena Stochniol and Marcin Trzęsiok. Plenary lectures of invited guests were registered by the organizers.

The event was co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science as part of the 'Doskonała nauka' programme.
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Registered lectures available at the YouTube Biblioteki ZKP.

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Laureates of international competition playing Polish music in the USA

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Young promising artists - winners of the 1st and 2nd editions of the International Polish Music Competition - will begin their tour of the United States in November. All as part of the Polish Music on Stage / US edition’ project, which aims to popularize the idea of ​​this event and interest potential participants. It is organized by the National Institute of Music and Dance as part of the ‘Inspiring Culture’ programme.

The International Competition of Polish Music has been held since 2019 at the Artur Malawski Philharmonic in Rzeszów, and its goal is to promote the musical heritage of 60 Polish composers from the 19th and 20th centuries among Polish and international audiences. The event is aimed at pianists and chamber ensembles. It is the winners of this competition who will take part in the series of 16 concerts ‘Polish Music on Stage / US edition’, which will take place from November 2022 to December 2023, incl. in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas. Performers will be: the American pianist - Carter Johnson, the Polish Violin Duo and the Cracow Golden Quintet, as well as the laureate of the last Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition - Jakub Kuszlik. Part of the project are visits to partners in the USA and Poland to exchange experiences in the organization and promotion of music events in both countries.

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The winners of the 2nd Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition in the Composition category

polmicThe winners of the 2nd Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition in the Composition category are:

Piano: I. Pablo Borrás (Argentina) - €3000

II. not granted

III. Hyunsu Kim (Republic of Korea) - €1000

Violin:

I. Amer Ali (Syrian Arab Republic) - €3000

II. Jinwook Yun (Republic of Korea) - €2000

III. Manolis Ekmektsoglou (Greece) - €1000

Voice:

I. Noemi Conti (Italy) - €3000

II. Alejandro Mata (Mexico) - €2000

III. Krystian Neścior (Poland) - 1000 €

String quartet:

I. Maria Vincenza Cabizza (Italy) - €4000

II. Hed Bahack (Israel) - €3000

III. Hyunsu Kim (Republic of Korea) - €2000

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NOSPR on tour: Germany 2022

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In the 2022/2023 artistic season, apart from Japan, the NOSPR will also visit Germany, where it will perform in Hamburg on the 5th of November at the famous Elbphilharmonie, on the 6th of November in one of the most important concert halls in the world – Berlin Philharmonie, and on the 11th of November 11 in Kulturpalast in Dresden.

The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra is a living legend: one of the best symphony orchestras in Poland and a brand recognizable in the world. By giving concerts in the most distant corners of the globe, the NOSPR has been carrying out the mission of the ambassador of Polish culture for many years.

In Germany, the National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Titus Engel will present Mi-parti for symphony orchestra by Witold Lutosławski, as well as Friedrich Cerha's Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra and Sinfonietta for Orchestra, Op. 23 by Alexander von Zemlinsky. The drummer Vivi Vassileva will perform as the soloist.

Additional information: https://nospr.org.pl/