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Gala Concert Called STRAŻNICY WOLNOŚCI
Gala Concert Called STRAŻNICY WOLNOŚCI
2011-12-20
A year full of important anniversaries related to the great Polish patriot, statesman, politician and philanthropist, precursor and co-founder of Polish independence, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, is coming to an end. The Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites (Rada Ochrony Pamięci Walk i Męczeństwa), the „AVE ARTE” Foundation and the Polish Cultural Foundation in London decided to celebrate this event with a theatrical-concert-media art event at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, a symbolic place where historical acts of our statehood were proclaimed.
Agata Zubel's New Pieces
Agata Zubel's New Pieces
2011-12-19
Music lovers can expect three new piece from Agata Zubel in 2012. Two new pieces to words by Samuel Beckett will be premiered - "What is the Word" and "Not I" and also "Percussion Store."
Premiere of Paweł Łukaszewski's
Premiere of Paweł Łukaszewski's "Trzech kolęd" (Three Carols) in the National Philharmonic
2011-12-14
The annual carol concert in the National Philharmonic given by the Choir, directed by Henryk Wojnarowski, enjoys undminished popularity.
Marta Ptaszyńska's Pieces at the Royal Castle
Marta Ptaszyńska's Pieces at the Royal Castle
2011-12-13
A concert in tribute to Marie Curie will be held December 20 at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, during which works by the Polish composers Marta Ptaszyńska, Grażyna Bacewicz and Maria Szymanowska will be heard.
Diamond Baton for Tadeusz Strugała
Diamond Baton for Tadeusz Strugała
2011-12-13
The Board of Polish Radio have decided to honour Tadeusz Strugala with the prestigious music award, the Diamond Baton, in recognition of his activities as a conductor of particular importance for Polish musical life. The award will be presented on Sunday, December 18, 2011 in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio.
Paweł Mykietyn's Symphony III Performed by Jadwiga Rappe and the AUKSO Orchestra
Paweł Mykietyn's Symphony III Performed by Jadwiga Rappe and the AUKSO Orchestra
2011-12-12
Paweł Mykietyn’s Symphony III is a five-movement work inspired by hip-hop, rock and club music and will be heard on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 7pm in the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio.
Premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's Opera
Premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's Opera "Pułapka" in the Wrocław Opera
2011-12-06
Zygmunt Krauze’s new one-act opera, „Pułapka”, will be on the stage of Wrocław Opera already on 17 December 2011.
II December Festival -
II December Festival - "Eugeniusz Knapik - w górę, w ciszę..."
2011-12-06
The II December Festival - "Eugeniusz Knapik - w górę, w ciszę..." will be held from 13 - 16 December 2011 at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice. This will be the next artistic event, after a recent concert by the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, forming part of the celebrations of the composer's sixtieth birthday.
"Krzanowski Weekend" at the "Silesian Quartet and Guests" festival
2011-12-02
As part of the XIX International Chamber Music Festival "Silesian Quartet and Guests", whose theme this year is the work of composers of the Stalowa Wola generation, pieces by Andrzej Krzanowski will be heard, including "Symphony for 13 string instruments", "Audycja VI" for soprano and string quartet, "Con vigore. Concerto for eight performers" and "Accordion Quartet".

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Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020 begins

PWM Edition and Warsaw Wind Music Association invite to take part in the International Composition Contest for Wind Orchestra - Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020. This is the first edition of the international competition for composers, the subject of which is to write a premiere composition for a concert wind orchestra.
 

The 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition – Results Announced!

The winners of the 10th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition have been announced. The first prize goes to Maria Motolygina from Russia, while Alina Adamski won the PWM Edition Prize for the best performance of a Polish 20th/21st-century song.

Stanisław Moniuszko – the May Composer of the Month

On May 5th, the bicentenary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s birth will be celebrated throughout Poland. PWM Edition has already begun its celebrations earlier, and announced Stanisław Moniuszko our May COMPOSER OF THE MONTH.

Stanisław Moniuszko For Everyone

More than 20 new sheet music publications, books and CD albums; nearly 90 reissues; performance materials for orchestras and opera houses; more than a hundred digital publications available worldwide; 7,000 pages of free access digitalised materials; more than a thousand unique graphics and photos; nearly 30 events for adult and young audiences – all these are part of PWM Edition’s celebrations programme prepared for the bicentenary of Stanisław Moniuszko’s birth.

“Mieczysław Karłowicz. A Lone Journey” wins the Silver Pegasus Prize of the 22nd Zakopane Festival of Films about Art

We are very happy to inform that Tomasz Knittel’s film Mieczysław Karłowicz. Samotna wędrówka [Mieczysław Karłowicz. A Lone Journey], co-produced by PWM Edition and TVP (Polish state television broadcaster), won the Silver Pegasus during the gala of the 22nd Zakopane Festival of Films about Art held on 14th April.

What Does Plato Have to Do with Music Education?

PWM Edition is not just about sheet music and books. We are also involved in all kinds of educational activities, aiming to promote and support music education in both general and music schools. In this way we fulfil Plato’s postulate that “children ought to be taught music, physics and philosophy; but music in particular, because it contains models and all the skills that are crucial to learning”.


Since the first quarter of 2019 is already behind us, let us sum up PWM Edition’s educational enterprises in that period.

Agata Zubel’s “3x3” to Be Premiered in Paris

 

The world premiere of the most recent work by the highly regarded Polish composer Agata Zubel is to take place on 9th April 2019 at the Auditorium Marcel Landowski in Paris. The nine members of Ensemble 2e2m – one of France’s oldest and most renowned groups of this kind – will perform 3x3 for 9 instruments. The conductor is Pierre Roulllier.

The concert is part of the cycle “It Is a Woman’s World (Too)”.

On the 8th Festival of Premieres

A three-day festival of new music; seven concerts, two installations, nearly fifteen hours of music – only the most recent works. Thirty composers, more than half of whom are associated with PWM Edition – all this has made me happy, and I am leaving Katowice one hundred per cent satisfied,” said Daniel Cichy PhD, Director and Editor-in-Chief of PWM Edition, summing up the 8th Festival of Premieres in Katowice, which came to its close last Sunday.

Sławomir Kupczak – the April Composer of the Month

In our gallery of COMPOSERS OF THE MONTH, we present today the figure of Sławomir Kupczak, our April Composer of the Month.

Piotr Matwiejczuk Appointed New “Ruch Muzyczny” Editor-in-Chief

On 1st April 2019 the post of editor-in-chief of “Ruch Muzyczny” will be taken over by Piotr Matwiejczuk, who replaces Tomasz Cyz, head of the editorial board since 2013.