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11th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors is one of the most important Polish performance competitions, since 1982 belonging to the World Federation of International Music Competitions based in Geneva. It is intended for artists under the age of 39.

The submitted applications will be assessed by the Qualifying Committee consisting of distinguished conductors and musicians, who will qualify no more than 50 Competition Participants (hereinafter referred to as Participants) from the submitted applications and will select no more than 10 reserve Participants of the Competition.


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Katowice | Ballads and romances

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

On the 8th of October at 17.00 in the chamber hall of the Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Silesian Philharmonic, a concert as part of the project ‘Romanticism 2022’ will take place. It will be an afternoon full of music by Fryderyk Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko and Ignacy Jan Paderewski as well as poetry by Adam Mickiewicz.

In Katowice, we will meet the pianist Gabriel Bortnowski, baritone Jakub Borgiel and Adam Żaak, who will play a double role of the concert host and actor.

Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund - a state fund Event as part of the ‘Elderly’s Weekend with Culture" initiative.


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6th Rzeszów Music Autumn not only in Rzeszów

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polmicThe Association of Polish Chamber Musicians invites you to the 6th Rzeszów Music Autumn, which will last from 7 to 30 October 2022. The 6th edition of the festival will include 7 various concerts in Rzeszów, as well as 3 concerts in the region.

The project has become not only an important event in the region, enabling the invitation to concerts in Rzeszów of famous musicians from all over the country, as well as the consistent and thoughtful weaving of unknown Polish music in the programmes of events. The next edition will continue this idea.


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Tychy | 'auksodrone' Festival 2022

POLMICBetween the 7th and the 9th of October, 2022, another festival ‘auksodrone’, organized by the AUKSO orchestra, will take place in the Mediateka in Tychy.

In October, the hospitable Mediateka once again will be pulsating with electronics, amaze with contemporary music, and will swing from jazz - and it is AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy, led by Marek Moś, that will be the vehicle to lead us through all these close and distant journeys.

Skalpel, Wacław Zimpel, Kuba Więcek, Hubert Zemler, Adam Strug, Miłosz Pękala, Aleksander Nowak, Radek Rak, Iannis Xenakis, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon - 9 extraordinary concerts, including the premiere of Aleksander Nowak's Tales of the Heart to a libretto by Radosław Radek will take place during the festival.

Concerts, as usual, will be accompanied by three series of workshops, carried out simultaneously in the foyer of Mediateka; ‘Xenakis - a visionary’, ‘Mr. X’ and ‘PRES: The TV Experiment’.

Programme of the festival available on the website: www.auksodrone.com 

Zielona Góra | 'Composers' Commissions' symphonic concert

POLMICMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.

On the 7th of October, 2022 at 7.00 p.m. at the Zielona Góra Philharmonic, the premiere of Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska's Suite for trombone quartet and symphony orchestra, which was created as part of the ‘Composers’ Commissions’ programme of the National Institute of Music and Dance, will take place.

The composer gave the Suite the subtitle Kazimierz Serocki in memoriam: the piece will be a tribute to Kazimierz Serocki. The work contains a number of interesting performance techniques, the aim of which is to emphasize the equal importance of the solo and orchestral parts. The four-part composition also includes references to popular music, which was often a great inspiration for Serocki.

The piece will be performed by the Zielona Góra Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the TrombQuartet conducted by Henry Kennedy. We will also hear works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.


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Poznań | 16th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition

polmic16th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition will take place in Poznań on October 7–21, 2022. The Orchestra of the National Philharmonic conducted by Andrzej Boreyko and violinist Veriko Tchumburidze will perform during the inaugural concert. Tickets are on sale now.

Together with the winner of the last competition, the Orchestra will perform the Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 by Antonin Dvořák and the Mieczysław Karłowicz ‘Rebirth’ Symphony in E minor, Op. 7. On Andrzej Boreyko's initiative, the programme of the concert will also include a work ‘Nova’ by Ukrainian composer Victoria Poleva, as an expression of the competition's solidarity with the Ukrainian nation, so severely affected by Russian military aggression.

16th International Violin Competition Henryk Wieniawski is co-organized with the National Institute of Music and Dance from the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Press release

Tickets available on the website: https://www.bilety24.pl/koncert/698-koncert-inauguracyjny-16-miedzynarodowego-konkursu-skrzypcowego-im-h-wieniawskiego-78373?id=415204 

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Poznań | ‘Little Poznań Music Spring’

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polmicBetween the 6th and 13th of October, 2022, as part of the 51st  International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Poznań Music Spring’, the ‘Little Poznań Music Spring’ will take place. The programme will include concerts, workshops and meetings with artists in Piła and Ostrów Wielkopolski.

The Little Poznań Music Spring is a series of events addressed to younger audiences - youth from music schools. The ‘Poznań Music Spring’ festival itself takes place in the heart of Greater Poland and younger listeners, especially those from smaller centers outside of Poznań, might find it harder to take part in concerts and meetings organized as part of the Festival. That is why the ‘Poznań Music Spring’ not so much invites, but becomes itself a guest of its listeners...

In the 51st edition, students of music schools from the Fryderyk Chopin Zespół Szkół Muzycznych in Piła and the Music School Complex of K. Komedy-Trzcinskiego in Ostrów Wielkopolski will take part in the concerts, workshops and meetings with artists.

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Bielsko-Biała | 25th Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Festival of Polish Composers

POLMIC25th Henryk Mikołaj Górecki Festival of Polish Composers will take place in Bielsko-Biała on October 6-8, 2022. It will inaugurate the jubilee edition of the 3rd Symphony by H.M. Górecki with the participation of Ukrainian artists and the Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic.

The Festival, which will be resumed after a two-year break, will feature five concerts featuring works by Chopin, Wieniawski, Dobrzyński, Paderewski, Bacewicz, Kilar, Lutosławski and Penderecki, performed by the Bielsko Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Jan Stańczyk, grandson of H.M. Górecki, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra conducted by Jean-Luc Tingaud, the Symphony Orchestra of the State Music School Complex in Bielsko-Biała, as well as soloists and chamber musicians.

This year's edition will be attended by, among others Krzysztof Jakowicz, Olesya Bubela (soloist of the S. Kruszelnicka Lviv National Opera and Ballet Theater). Performance of the winner of the 2nd prize in the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, Japanese pianist Kyohei Sorita will also take place. The pianist will perform Chopin's Piano Concerto in F minor at the new Cavatina Hall concert hall on the 8th of October.

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Lubaczów, Biłgoraj | 'With classics through Poland': Jakub Jakowicz and Łukasz Chrzęszczyk

POLMICTwo more concerts in the series ‘With classics through Poland’ will take place on the 6th of October at 6.00 p.m. at the K. Komeda State Music School in Lubaczów and on the 8th of October at 6.00 p.m. at the Biłgoraj Cultural Center. Violinist Jakub Jakowicz and pianist Łukasz Chrzęszczyk will perform at the concert.

The artists will present works by Henryk Wieniawski, Karol Szymanowski and Ludwig van Beethoven

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