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Elbląg Chamber Orchestra: Inauguration of the International String Instruments Competition in Elbląg

EOKOn 22 April 2021 at 7.00 p.m. the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Andrzej Borzym Jr will inaugurate the International String Instruments Competition in Elbląg. The concert repertoire includes works by Rossini, Wieniawski and Paderewski.

Although he has followed in his father's footsteps and he is also holding a baton in his hand, Andrzej Borzym Jr is successfully following his own conductor's path. He has led, among others, the Symphony Orchestra of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, the Częstochowa Philharmonic Orchestra, the Toruń Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Slovenian National Opera in Maribor.

During the concert in Elbląg, we will hear Variations on an Original Theme by Henryk Wieniawski, who was called by Florizel von Reuter "the Chopin of the violin". The comparison between Wieniawski and Chopin was due to the poetic tone and the presence of national elements in the violinist's compositions. These characteristics also distinguish numerous compositions by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, who made a tremendous international career not only in the field of art. The concert will feature his Melody for violin and orchestra. We will also hear Gioacchino Rossini's variations Une Larme performed by the orchestra with cellist Karol Sokołowski.

The concert will be broadcast on the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra YouTube channel and on the website https://smyczkowy.elblag.pl/. If the government lifts restrictions on the organisation of cultural events, the audience will also be able to attend a live concert.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://eok.elblag.eu/ 

Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra: Robert Schumann Online

POSIRobert Schumann's Symphony No. 1 "Spring" will be performed by the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra under Piotr Sułkowski on 24 April 2021 at 8.00 p.m., almost exactly 180 years after its premiere. We will also hear Schumann's Piano Concerto, op. 54. The solo part of this flagship piece representing Romanticism will be performed by Hubert Rutkowski.

"I am unable to write a concert for virtuosos, I must think of something else…" – those are the words Robert Schumann wrote to his fiancée Klara Wieck in 1839, when he came up with an idea to create a new type of a concert, so different from the ones that were so popular back then, the sole purpose of which was to showcase the soloist’s exquisite skills. The result of his Romantic revision of the classic genre was the one-part Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 48.

Schumann’s affection towards beautiful Klara can be heard in the first out of his four symphonies, called "Spring", in reference to a poem by a Romantic poet Adolf Böttger that supposedly had been Schumann’s inspiration, and to the titles given to the four parts of the piece (later withdrawn). The piece was composed in one creative impulse, in only several weeks in early 1841. It premiered on 31 March of the same year under the baton of Schumann’s friend, Felix Mendelssohn.

Piotr Maculewicz

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Broadcast on YouTube channel and www.sinfoniaiuventus.pl

Opole Philharmonic: "In the Land of Dances"

FOThe Opole Philharmonic invites you on 18 April 2021 at 6.00 p.m. to an online chamber concert "In the Land of Dances" performed by ACh Duo – the only harp-guitar duo active in Poland. The concert will be broadcast on the Philharmonic's website: https://filharmonia.opole.pl/

The unusual combination of instruments and the original repertoire define ACh Duo’s uniqueness. The ensemble was founded in 2012 by guitarist Aleksander Pankowski vel Jankowski and harpist Noemi Hańczyk. The ACh Duo's repertoire includes compositions originally written for a guitar and harp duo as well as their own arrangements of music.

The upcoming concert will feature works by Fryderyk Chopin, Claude Debussy and Máxim Diego Pujol as well as pieces from ACh Duo's album Alla Polacca – the first Polish album with Polish music for a guitar and harp duo. The album title is inspired by the title of one of the movements of Alexandre Tansman's Suite in modo polonico, which is included on the album in an original arrangement for guitar and harp, made by the composer himself. 

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Information about ticketshttps://filharmonia.opole.pl/wydarzenia/ach-duo-koncert-kameralny-online/ 

Józef Madeja in Memoriam

MadejaAs a result of cooperation between the Academy of Music in Poznań and Józef Madeja Association, a unique concert will be held on 30 April 2021 at 7.00 p.m. in the Lubrański Concert Hall at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Due to the restrictions related to the pandemic, the project will be carried out on-line and will be broadcast on the Association's YouTube channel.

The concert "Józef Madeja in Memoriam" is dedicated to one of the most outstanding figures in the world of clarinet music of the 20th century. Professor, composer, organiser of musical life, and co-founder of the Wind Instruments Department at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań – Józef Madeja – is an exceptional and unjustly forgotten artist. He was the first Polish clarinetist who performed as a soloist with symphony orchestras. He popularized Polish clarinet literature and also contributed to the first edition of Karol Kurpiński's Concerto in B flat major. Since 2019, Madeja's achievements have been popularized by the Józef Madeja Association which organises numerous artistic events dedicated to the memory of its patron.

The concert will be performed by professors and students of the Academy of Music in Poznań: Arkadiusz Adamczyk, Kamil Babka, Jan Czaja, Yang Xu-Czaja, Paweł Drobnik, Bartosz Gorzkowski, Hanna Holeksa, Jakub Kaszuba, Piotr Kosarga, Paweł Kroczek, Łukasz Krzemiński, Hanna Lizinkiewicz, Ewa Murawska, Mateusz Nowicki, Damian Suchożebrski, Igor Szeligowski, Barbara Tritt and Tomasz Zubrzycki. The concert will include premieres of works by Józef Madeja: two songs You are not mine and Glass Coffin as well as miniature Romance for clarinet and piano. In addition, we will hear pieces by Polish composers – Henryk Czyż, Szymon Laks and Sławomir Kaczorowski.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More informationhttp://festiwalmadei.pl/ 

Art / Violence / Gender – debate and concert "Art and Violence"

Fundacja 2ActA debate on "Art / Violence / Gender" and a concert "Art and Violence" make up an online social and artistic event organised on 16 April 2021 at 6.00 p.m. by the 2Act Foundation, Villa Decius Association and Villa Decius Institute for Culture. Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble will premiere the winning works of the 1st International Composers' Competition "Art and Violence".

Violence. We encounter it more often than we think. Sometimes violence has more to do with the language of symbols than with weapons. So do not seemingly distant areas such as violence and art have more in common than it might seem? Can art become a tool for contesting the existing order and a catalyst for change?

Agnieszka Draus, PhD Habil. (Academy of Music in Krakow), Iwona Demko, PhD Habil. (Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow), Dominika Kasprowicz (Jagiellonian University, Villa Decius), Radosław Nawojski (Jagiellonian University), Zuzanna Radzik (Forum for Dialogue) will participate in the online debate on art, violence and gender.

The debate will be followed by the concert featuring the premiere of works composed as part of the "Art and Violence" International Composers' Competition. The winning works by Tomasz Szczepanik (1st prize) and Valentin Schaff (2nd prize) will be presented for the first time at Villa Decius by Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble. The programme will also include other works from the ensemble's repertoire.

The concert and debate will be broadcast live on the 2Act Foundation and Villa Decius Institute for Culture Facebook pages.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

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Czasław | 2nd Antoni Cofalik National Violin and Viola Competition


The Oskar Kolberg Primary Music School in Czasław invites you to participate in the 2nd Antoni Cofalik National Violin and Viola Competition for students of primary music schools, which will be held on 5-6 June 2021 at the Teaching Centre in Sułkowice. The submission deadline is 10 May 2021.

The Competition aims to promote young talented students, popularize violin music and the work of Prof. Antoni Cofalik, a distinguished educator and author of numerous works for children and youth. The compulsory programme of the Competition includes works from the series by Antoni Cofalik: In the zooIn the circus and Aviary.

The auditions are open to students of first-degree music schools from all over Poland, both in the six-year and four-year cycle, playing the violin or viola, as well as students of other schools or art institutions.The organisers provide an accompanist. The participants will be judged by a jury chaired by Antoni Cofalik.

All participants of the Competition will receive commemorative diplomas, and the winners will receive material prizes. A special prize of prof. Antoni Cofalik will be granted to the best participant. The Winners' Concert will take place in the Concert Hall in Sułkowice.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

The rules and regulations and the application form are available for download on the websitewww.smczaslaw.pl 


Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra online: Richter, Hummel and Beethoven

POSI During the concert on 10 April 2021 at 8.00 p.m. young musicians of the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra will perform works by Franz Xaver Richter, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Ludwig van Beethoven under the baton of maestro Andrzej Kosendiak, director of the National Forum of Music, a hugely meritorious animator of cultural life in many fields. Another guest arriving from Wrocław will be the soloist of the evening, trumpeter Aleksander Kobus, applauded on many stages in Poland and abroad.

Mannheim played a particularly important role in the development of the classical symphony form. This city, and later Salzburg during Mozart’s young years, was the place of work for one of the most important precursors of the classical symphony, the Czech František Xaver Richter. This concert we will be a chance to listen to one of his charming compositions – Symphony in D-major, created at the intersection of the late Baroque Galant style and the new classicising trends.

It is hard to believe that when Beethoven noticed the first symptoms of hearing loss and went through a period of breakdown, a composition as cheerful and joyful as Symphony No. 2 was being written! An explanation to that could be composer’s need to escape from a depressed mood and thoughts of illness. In Vienna, Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s career paths crossed with those of Beethoven. Hummel’s works, somewhat forgotten today, still find favour among performers and listeners – they are technically excellent and acoustically beautiful. The listeners will be able to appreciate it while listening to his brilliant Trumpet Concerto, composed for the famous virtuoso Anton Weidinger.

Piotr Maculewicz

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Broadcast on YouTube channel and www.sinfoniaiuventus.pl 

4th National Competition of Sacred Music "Hope in the Choir"

NadziejaThe fourth edition of the Sacred Music Competition "Nadzieja w chórze" ["Hope in the Choir"] will be held on 8 May 2021 in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Tykocin, popularly known as "the pearl in the Crown of Podlasie". The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to 6 June 2021.

The competition will be divided into 7 categories, including male, female, mixed and parish choirs. The jury composed of experienced choirmasters will evaluate the quality of sound, interpretation, selection of the repertoire, agogic, diction and general artistic expression. A number of prizes have been prepared for the best performers. It is enough to mention that the winner will receive the Grand Prix and a cash prize of 5,000 PLN. There is also a special award of the Mayor of the City of Tykocin for the best performance of a work by Polish composer. The director of Radio Nadzieja will also give an honourable mention to the best conductor.

The 4th National Competition of Sacred Music is a great offer not only for lovers of sacred music. The event will be a great opportunity to visit Tykocin with friends and family, listening to the world's finest choral compositions. Free admission!

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Rules and regulations are available at: http://konkurschoralny.radionadzieja.pl/ 

33rd Krakow International Festival of Composers

KMFKThe main theme of the 33rd Krakow International Festival of Composers, which will be held on 10-18 April 2021, are ancient civilizations — mainly the ancient culture of Greece and Rome, but there will also be other references, including the South American cul­ture of Nazca.

The concerts will feature works by composers from Poland, England, China, Greece, Japan, Germany, Ukraine, Italy, and the USA. You will hear 23 world premieres and one Polish premiere, including Michael Gatonski’s Ecotopia 4 for chamber orchestra, and Ryszard Osada's Concerto for flute and chamber orchestra, both written as part of the "Composing Commissions" programme operated by the Institute of Music and Dance. The 33rd Festival will feature outstanding musicians: Ensemble OMN conducted by Szymon Bywalec, Alicja Molitorys, Iwona Glinka, Athana­sios Trikoupis, Łukasz Długosz, Agata Kielar-Długosz, AdAstra Piano Trio and many others. Traditionally, we will also hear an Electronic Cocktail, a presentation of the Electroacoustic Music Studio at the Krzysztof Pend­erecki Academy of Music in Krakow.

Two scientific sessions will be held during the festi­val: Antiquity in Music and Music and Nature (at first planned for last year), during which outstanding music theorists and musicologists will present their papers (Teresa Malecka, Jerzy Stankiewicz, Magdalena Dziadek, Agnieszka Draus, Kinga Kiwała, Iwona Sowińska-Fruhtrunk, Dominika Micał and Jan Topolski). The entire event will be complemented by two lectures referring to antiquity in the works of contemporary composers: by Iwona Glinka and Athanasios Trikoupis from the University of Ioannina in Greece.

An important part of the festival program is the 4th Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers. This year’s jury awarded the main prize to A Horny Faun’s Rampage for chamber orchestra by South Korean composer Jongsung Oh (b. 1987). The award-winning piece will be premiered at the festival’s opening concert at the Krakow Philharmonic on 10 April 2021.

For epidemiological reasons, all events will be held without the partici­pation of the audience; they will be streamed online on the Krakow International Festival of Composers YouTube channel, and one of the concerts will be broadcast from Patras, Greece.

Marcel Chyrzyński, General and artistic director

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Full programme: http://festiwal.zkp.krakow.pl 

6th Krzysztof Penderecki Composition Competition

Konkurs PendereckiegoThe Artistic Director of the Sopot Classic International Music Festival Wojciech Rajski and the Polish Chamber Philharmonic in Sopot invite young composers to take part in the 6th Krzysztof Penderecki Composition Competition. The deadline for submissions is 14 May 2021.

The competition is held every two years and the idea of ​​devoting it to young composers was supported by Professor Krzysztof Penderecki. This event, which causes great interest and a stir in the composers' community, is the result of an initiative by the management of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic in Sopot and enables the performance of winning works by debuting composers at the Sopot Classic Festival. There are 3 prizes in the Competition in the amount of PLN 10,000, 7,500 and 5,000.

The competition is open to young composers with Polish citizenship born no earlier than 6 May 1986, residing throughout the world, as well as young composers of other nationalities registered in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

The subject of the Competition is a piece for string orchestra with a maximum line-up of 6-5-4-3-1. It is possible to use one solo instrument. However, the use of tape or live electronic is not allowed. The duration of the piece should be between 10 and 15 minutes.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Rules and regulations are available at: http://sopotclassic.pl/konkurs-kompozytorski/ 

Start your summer with classical music!

Małopolska AkademiaThe Porta Musicae Artistic Association once again invites pupils, students and graduates of music schools and universities to the Małopolska Academy of Talents. The seventh edition of music courses will take place on 27 June – 4 July 2021, in the picturesque scenery of Łącko in Lesser Poland.

This year, the organizers invited eleven teachers of various specialties to lead their classes: Jan Kalinowski (cello), Gajusz Kęska (piano), Bartłomiej Kominek (chamber ensembles/piano duo), Mateusz Kurcab (piano), Piotr Lato (clarinet), Oriana Masternak (violin), Maria Shetty (viola, orchestral studies), Wioletta Strączek (flute), Marek Szlezer (piano), Beata Urbanek-Kalinowska (chamber ensembles), Małgorzata Wasiucionek (violin).

The Małopolska Academy of Talents is an opportunity to improve your skills under the watchful eye of experienced and recognized authorities of classical music scene. During the courses, participants have the opportunity to make direct contact with a selected teacher and work with him or her individually. The courses will feature performances of participants and teachers open to public. Concerts programmes will be announced by the organisers. Admission to the concerts of the Małopolska Academy of Talents is free.

As last year, the organisers are prepared for two scenarios: the courses in Łącko and/or online.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

Up-to-date information about courses as well as the application form are available on the website www.kursymuzyczne.com and www.facebook.com/kursymuzyczne 

Michał Balas has received the title of "Cello Individuality 2021"

Am ŁódźMichał Balas, a student of the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź, is the winner of the 1st Polish National Dominik Połoński Cello Competition, which ended on 28 March 2021. The young cellist delighted the jurors with his sincerity, great virtuosity and playing finesse.

Michał Balas received the title of "Cello Individuality 2021", a statuette funded by the Połoński Family and designed by Jadwiga Gajda-Lusina, and a number of awards, mainly invitations to concerts and recitals. As the winner, Michał Balas will be promoted by TVP Kultura and Polish Radio Channel 2. In addition, he received the Marcin Mazur Violin Making Studio award for the best student of the Academy of Music in Łódź and – like other outstanding participants – sheet music editions of the latest cello compositions by contemporary Polish composers from Merakel Music and Printing Publishing House in Łódź.

The jury also selected five other participants who were awarded diplomas for outstanding cellists and extra-statutory prizes: Mateusz Błaszczak (FCUM Warsaw), Dominik Drewniak (AM Poznań), Jakub Lemański (AM Łódź), Maria Leszczyńska (UMFC Warsaw) and Agata Nowak (AM Bydgoszcz). The distinguished participants received numerous non-statutory prizes. Dominik Drewniak received an invitation from the Academy of Music in Krakow to a recital as part of the Krakow Cello Spring 2022 and two private awards: one founded by Professor Stanisław Firlej for the performance of Franz Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata (1000 PLN) and one awarded by the honorary chairman of the jury Izabela Połońska (rental of Dominik Połoński's cello for three years). Agata Nowak received two invitations to concerts with chamber orchestras, which she received from the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy and the Radom Chamber Orchestra, both in cooperation with Połońska Art Agency. The Pro Cello Foundation from Poznań invited Jakub Lemański to a concert as part of the 1st Summer Music Course in Szamotuły, Połońska Art Agency funded three more awards – chamber concerts for Dominik Drewniak, Urszula Markowska and Agata Nowak, who also received a special award from TVP Kultura.

36 students of Polish music academies entered the competition by submitting their recordings. The jury was composed of: prof. dr hab. Stanisław Firlej (chairman), prof. dr hab. Zdzisław Łapiński, dr hab. Tomasz Lisiecki, dr hab. Marcin Zdunik and dr hab. Jacek Rogala. The honorary chairman was dr Izabela Połońska – the wife of the patron of the competition, who died less than three years ago. After listening to all the recitals, the members of the jury unanimously emphasized the unexpectedly high quality of the recordings and their special atmosphere.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information: http://www.amuz.lodz.pl/pl/wydarzenia/konkurs-wiolonczelowy-im-dominika-polonskiego 

Tauron Eko Koncert online

TauronTauron Eko Koncert will be held online on 26 March 2021 at 7.00 p.m. on the Silesian Philharmonic YouTube channel. We will be able to listen to Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt suites and celebrate Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki on the eve of his first death anniversary. The programme will include his Three Pieces in Old Style and Mikołaj Piotr Górecki's Prelude dedicated to the memory of the composer.

A live broadcast with the participation of the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Yaroslav Shemet will begin with Mikołaj Piotr Górecki's Prelude – the first part of the Suite created together with internet users during the first lockdown, dedicated to Krzysztof Penderecki, who died on 29 March 2020. In tribute to the composer, we will also hear his Three Pieces in Old Style, originally composed as film music. The cycle begins with the beautiful lyrical Aria, imitating the baroque style. It replaced the verbal commentary in the documentary Passacaglia to the Sigismund Chapel (1966), and its vocal arrangement can be heard in Je t'aime, je t'aime by Alain Resnais (1968). Two Minuets (parts II and III) were written two years earlier for Wojciech Jerzy Has' The Manuscript Found in Saragossa (1964).

The concert finale will feature two suites by Edvard Grieg (Op. 46 and 55) from the music to Henrik Ibsen's drama Peer Gynt, which tells the story of the selfish Peer Gynt underestimating Solveig, who is sincerely in love with him.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information at: https://filharmonia-slaska.eu/ 

"REnew" – concert on the occasion of Marian Hemar's 120th birthday

HemarThe Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk invites you to the concert "ODnowa" ("REnew") on the occasion of the 120th birth anniversary of Marian Hemar. The premiere performance of songs to the words of this outstanding poet and satirist will be accompanied by visualizations based on archival materials. The event will air on 11 April 2021 at 5.30 p.m. on social media of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk and on TVP Historia.

Marian Hemar was a lyrical poet, an unequaled satirist, author of plays, brilliant sketches and monologues, the greatest pre-war songwriter with over 3,000 songs to his credit written for the best interwar cabarets. He entertained and educated, he did not shy away from cultural jokes and wise, satirical commentaries, and at the same time he was an uncompromising patriot, devoted to his homeland until the end of his life. The popular music of the last century, which was Hemar's domain, is nowadays more and more often presented in new, modern arrangements. Songs to the words of Hemar, sung before the war and, unfortunately, forgotten today, has prompted the Museum to take up an educational challenge and recall this rich repertoire to the contemporary audience.

New song arrangements were prepared by recognized artists as well as students, graduates and lecturers of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańśk under the supervision of Kamil Cieślik. In addition, the concert will premiere songs to several poems by Hemar written by Agnieszka Zimna, Dawid Ludkiewicz and Piotr Pudełko. The pieces will be presented by soloists (Maria Malinowska, Jakub Kornacki, Karol Drozd, Marta Burdynowicz), the Art'n'Voices vocal octet and the Discantus Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sabrina Stachel.

Thanks to the cooperation with the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute and the National Digital Archives, the concert will be accompanied by specially prepared visualisations.

In April 2021, the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk will release an album with songs by Marian Hemar.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

More information athttps://muzeum1939.pl/ 

Jury of the 2nd Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music

imitThe second edition of the Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music will be held between 11 and 18 September 2021. The juries will be headed by Jarosław Drzewiecki and Andrzej Tatarski. The musicians can submit their applications for the competition until 14 May 2021 on the dedicated website polishmusiccompetition.pl. The event is organised by the Institute of Music and Dance in collaboration with the Artur Malawski Podkarpacka Philharmonic in Rzeszów and funded by the Polish Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.

The competition is exceptional in that it allows the participants to prepare their own individual programmes. Compiling them for performance during the auditions of the competition, they can choose from amongst a pool of works written by 56 Polish composers, who were mostly active in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Alongside the likes of Chopin and Penderecki, there are some less familiar names representing a variety of styles and musical epochs, e.g. Antoni Kątski and Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz as well as outstanding Polish women composers: Maria Szymanowska and Grażyna Bacewicz.

The jury in both categories consists of distinguished Polish and foreign musicians and musical personalities. In the category addressed to pianists, the jury will consist of: Andrzej Jasiński (Poland), a pianist and one of the most distinguished teachers of piano around the world; Koji Shimoda (Japan), a music critic, pianist and teacher; Pavel Dombrovsky (Russia), a pianist and teacher, winner of the 1st Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music; Lidia Grychtołówna (Poland), a doyenne of Polish piano music and a teacher; Aleksandros Jusakos (Greece/Chile), a pianist; Sergey Osokins (Latvia), a pianist and one of the most distinguished teachers of piano in Latvia; and, acting as secretary, Witold Kawalec (Poland), a pianist and teacher.

In the category of chamber ensembles, the participants will be judged by: Gary Guthman (USA/Poland), a trumpeter, composer, arranger, conductor and music producer; Krzysztof Meyer (Poland), a composer, pianist and teacher; Pedro Pablo Cámara (Spain), a saxophone soloist and recitalist, a teacher and an author of publications dedicated to music; Igor Pylatyuk (Ukraine), a violinist, conductor, teacher and musicologist; Zdzisław Supierz (Poland/Netherlands), a music impresario and opera producer; Tadeusz Wojciechowski (Poland), a cello recitalist and conductor; and, acting as secretary, Janusz Ostrowski (Poland), a cultural activist, educator and pianist.

The rulebook, framework schedule of the competition, application forms, information on the repertoire, composers and sheet music, as well as all the updates, can be found on the dedicated website: www.polishmusiccompetition.pl.

Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.