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Kielce | Premiere of the 'Landscapes from imagination' by Marta Ptaszyńska

KrajobrazyWyobrazni 17.3.23

On the 17th of March, 2023 at 7.00 pm the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic invites you to a symphonic concert, during which the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jacek Rogala, will premiere the work by Marta Ptaszyńska Landscapes from Imagination and will present Maurice Ravel's Bolero and Karol Szymanowski's Fourth Symphony Concertante. Pianist Marian Sobula will perform as a soloist.

The five-part, virtuoso composition for symphony orchestra by Marta Ptaszyńska, commissioned by the Philharmonic, is inspired by paintings that depict fantasy landscapes that do not exist in reality, being a product of the painters' imagination. An interesting fact is the use of cymbals and very extensive percussion in the score.

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Częstochowa | Henryk Mikołaj Górecki in memoriam

FCz 16.3.23The concert on the 90th anniversary of the birth of composer Henryk Mikołaj Górecki will take place in the Jasna Góra Basilica on the 16th of March, 2023 at 18.00. The composer's works will be presented by the Częstochowa Philharmonic Choir. Free entrance!

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki would celebrate his 90th birthday this year. On this occasion, the Choir of the Częstochowa Philharmonic Collegium Cantorum, prepared by Janusz Siadlak will perform in the Jasna Góra Basilica. The conductor will be Włodzimierz Siedlik awarded many times for his achievements in the field of choral music, who is particularly interested in choral music of the 20th century. As a result of their joint work, a programme was created that will surely reach a wider audience and pay a worthy tribute to Górecki's memory.

The concert will be open to the inhabitants of Częstochowa and guests of this city.

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Cracow | 10th Cracow Cello Spring Festival

KrakowskaWiosna 23The Department of Cello and Double Bass together with the Scientific Circle of Cellists of the Academy of Music in Cracow invite you to the jubilee, 10th edition of the Cracow Cello Spring Festival, which will take place in 2023 from the 12th to the 18th of March.

The purpose of the event is promotion of young talents, promotion of music by Polish composers and development of performance traditions in the field of cello music. This year, an integral part of the project will be the student exchange programme as part of the Erasmus project. Cello students from six universities will meet in Cracow: the Academy of Music in Cracow, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (Vienna, Austria), Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland), Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania), Conservatorio di Musica Claudio Monteverdi di Cremona (Cremona, Italy) and Conservatorio di Musica Niccolò Piccinni (Bari, Italy).

The programme of this year's Festival includes five concerts and numerous lectures and courses, which will be conducted by recognized cellists. We will hear, among others, music by the University's Patron, Fryderyk Chopin and Aleksander Tansman.

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The participants of the 3rd International Competition of Polish Music announced!

MKMP 8.3.23

The participants of the 3rd International Competition of Polish Music have been announced.

On the 8th of March 2023, a three-member Qualification Committee evaluated the applications submitted by the candidates wishing to participate in the 3rd International Competition of Polish Music.

The Qualification Committee, in a panel composed of Paweł Zalejski (Chairperson), Robert Morawski and Hubert Rutkowski, qualified 21 pianists and 31 chamber ensembles to the Competition. Ever since it was first held, the Competition has been attracting more and more candidates. In this year applications were sent from 14 countries located on 3 different continents. A total of 113 artists from 10 countries qualified for the Competition. This year’s edition will feature artists from Poland, Japan, the United States, South Korea, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Belarus, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

Press release

More information on the website: www.konkursmuzykipolskiej.pl 

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'Conductor – resident’ 2023/2024 season programme: call for applications

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The National Institute of Music and Dance announces the call for applications for the next edition of the artistic programme ‘Conductor – resident’ for the 2023/2024 season. The deadline for submitting applications is the 31st of March 2023. The budget of the programme edition in the 2023/2024 season is PLN 180,000.

The ‘Conductor – resident’ programme is intended for conductors with Polish citizenship or the Pole's Card, working together with a professional orchestra, or an opera or music theater based in Poland.

A graduate of the faculty of symphony and opera conducting or a person with a bachelor's degree at such a faculty can apply for the programme within three years of obtaining a master's or bachelor's degree.

It is obligatory to include one work by a Polish composer in the residency programme.

Rules and regulations available on the website: https://nimit.pl/aktualnosci/dyrygent-rezydent-sezon-2023-2024-startuje-nabor-wnioskow/ 

Composition competition ‘A work for carillon and two trumpets’

KonkursCarillonTrabkaMedia patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

The Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk announces a composition competition ‘A work for carillon and two trumpets’. The competition is open to students of composition classes at Polish music academies. The deadline for submitting scores is the 11th of June, 2023 (23:59).

Subject of the competition is composing a piece for carillon and two trumpets. Duration of the composition: 4 to 6 minutes. Each composer may submit any number of works. Competition works should be submitted anonymously.

The competition will be settled by the end of June 2023. The winning composition will be premiered during the Gdańsk Carillon Festival 2023. In addition, Head of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk funded the main prize of PLN 1,500 gross for the winners of the competition.

Rules and regulations available on the website: https://www.amuz.gda.pl/wydarzenia/konkurs-kompozytorski-utwor-na-carillon-i-dwie-trabki,1365 

Poznań | 52nd International Festival of Contemporary Music Poznań Music Spring

PoznanskaWiosna 10.3.23The inauguration of the 52nd International Festival of Contemporary Music Poznań Music Spring, organized by the Poznań Branch of the Polish Composers' Union, will take place on the 10th of March, 2023 at 7.00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Adam Mickiewicz University.

Two concerts will be performed by the Poznań Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Łukasz Borowicz: Concerto for trombone and orchestra by Kazimierz Serocki and Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra, Op. 105 by Krzysztof Meyer. The work Aequinoctium for symphony orchestra by Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz, commissioned by the Poznań Philharmonic and the Poznań Music Spring Festival, will be premiered. The soloists will be violinist Anna Ziółkowska, cellist Monika Baranowska and trombonist Wojciech Jeliński.

Festival's website: http://www.wiosnamuzyczna.pl

Katowice | Programme of the 10th Festival of Premieres announced!

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Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC

What will the artificial intelligence compose when asked to create a piece in the style of Polish contemporary music? What will a transcription from the works of contemporary Polish composers sound like? What and why do they write music today? Do they actually write it? Or maybe what we listen to, what we like catches our ears only because it is generated by an algorithm adapted to us? Let's find out for ourselves during the jubilee 10th edition of the Festival of Premieres at NOSPR on March 10-12, 2023.

The 10th Festival of Premieres will be an opportunity to get to know new music and meet composers.

During the spectacular inauguration, works by four extraordinary women will be performed: Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil, Aleksandra Słyż, Teonika Rożynek and Marin Alsop, who, conducting the premiere compositions, will lead the orchestra through the constantly changing depths of the ocean to an alternative reality.

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Poznań | 'Carmen. Toujours la mort': Georges Bizet and Teonika Rożynek

Patronat medialny nad wydarzeniem objęło Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej POLMIC.

Carmen Performance-installation Carmen. Toujours la mort, directed by Krzysztof Cicheński, will be staged at the Stanisław Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznań on Women's Day, the 8th of March, 2023 at 19:00.

The performance features excerpts from Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, arranged by Daniel James and a composition by Teonika Rożynek, the winner of the ‘Polityka’ Passport Award, the end - drugi finał, carmen for orchestra, tape and voices, and intermezzi 1-6. The soloists will be accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of the Grand Theatre in Poznań conducted by Jakub Czerski.

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