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Generations XIV with a piece by Maciej Zieliński
Generations XIV with a piece by Maciej Zieliński
Maciej Zieliński’s "Concerto inquieto for Clarinet and Orchestra" is one of six pieces that will be presented in a concert called "Generations XIV", organized by Polish Radio Program 2, the ZAiKS Society of Authors and the Polish Composers' Union.
World premiere of Mikołaj Gorecki's
World premiere of Mikołaj Gorecki's "Zan Tontemiquico"
On March 26th, 2011 at 19.30 in Katowice, Mikołaj Gorecki’s new piece "Zan Tontemiquico" for orchestra will be premiered.
World premiere of
World premiere of "Śpiewam Nowoczesnego Człowieka" by Justyna Kowalska-Lasoń
On March 26th, 2011, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice under the direction of José Maria Florêncio will perform a new piece by Justyna Kowalska-Lasoń called „Śpiewam Nowoczesnego Człowieka” ("I sing of Modern Man") for symphony orchestra.
Evenings with Karol Szymanowski's Music and Manuel de Falla in Katowice
Evenings with Karol Szymanowski's Music and Manuel de Falla in Katowice
From March 29th-31st the 14th festival "Evenings with the music of Karol Szymanowski" at the Music Academy in Katowice will take place, dedicated to the work of the outstanding Polish composer in combination with the work of Manuel de Falla.
Witold Lutosławski Opera Omnia
Witold Lutosławski Opera Omnia
The Wrocław Philharmonic and CD Accord present the third album from the "Witold Lutosławski Opera Omnia" series, which includes "Preludes and Fugue for 13 string instruments" and "Double Concerto for oboe, harp and chamber orchestra."
Premiere of Aleksander Nowak's "Cry Baby, Cry"
Premiere of Aleksander Nowak's "Cry Baby, Cry"
27th March, 2011 in the Concert Hall of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Aleksander Nowak’s piece "Cry Baby, Cry. Mini-concerto for violin and chamber orchestra" will receive its first performance .
Szymanowski played in Caracas
Szymanowski played in Caracas
On March 20th, 2011 the Simon Bolivar Orchestra in Caracas, Venezuela will present Karol Szymanowski’s Second Violin Concerto op.61
Maciej Jablonski's
Maciej Jablonski's "Fuori" at the Festival of Premieres
Under the auspices of the 4th Festival of Premieres, which will be held from 25th-27th March in Katowice, Maciej Jablonski’s piece called "Fuori", a concerto for two pianos, orchestra and electronic layer will be played.
"Lux in Tenebris" by Igor Jankowski at the Koszalińskie Dni Społeczne
On 2nd April 2011 in the Koszalin Cathedral, Igor Jankowski’s symphony "In Tenebris Lux" (“Light in the Darkness”) will be heard; Jankowski is a PWM composition competition laureate.
Award for Professor Mieczysław Tomaszewski
Award for Professor Mieczysław Tomaszewski
Prof. Mieczysław Tomaszewski has been honoured with the badge for "Services for the Preservation of Fryderyk Chopin" for popularizing the works of Chopin in Poland and abroad.

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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.