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Agata Zubel's Concerts in Seattle
Agata Zubel's Concerts in Seattle
2012-01-30
SCP brings fascinating composers, virtuoso performers and musicologists to Seattle to join in the festival. Soprano Agata Zubel returns to perform works by Georges Aperghis (Greece), Luís Tinoco (Portugal) and Luciano Berio (Italy) following exciting collaborations with SCP in Seattle, at San Francisco’s Other Minds festival and at the Warsaw Autumn festival.
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's Music in Krzysztof Pastor's Ballet
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's Music in Krzysztof Pastor's Ballet
2012-01-24
On January 28 at the National Opera in Warsaw it will be possible to see Krzysztof Pastor's ballet, „I przejdą deszcze…”, in which the author used Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s music.
Mykietyn, Kilar, Górecki, Lutosławski, Zubel and Nowak at Sacrum Profanum 2012
Mykietyn, Kilar, Górecki, Lutosławski, Zubel and Nowak at Sacrum Profanum 2012
2012-01-23
The programme of the festival Sacrum Profanum 2012 is already known. As is clear from the organizers’ announcement, the festival, which will take place in September in Kraków, will bring together the cream of performers from around the world, while the programme will include many pieces by composers associated with PWM.
Karol Szymanowski's 1st Violin Concerto Performed by Agata Szymczewska in Bucharest
Karol Szymanowski's 1st Violin Concerto Performed by Agata Szymczewska in Bucharest
2012-01-20
Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto I, performed by Agata Szymczewska, will be heard January 20 at 19.00 in the Romanian Atheneum in Bucharest. The soloist will be accompanied by musicians of the G. Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Daisuke Soga.
Nomination for the Sztorm Roku 2011 Award for Elżbieta Sikora and Anna Niewiedział
Nomination for the Sztorm Roku 2011 Award for Elżbieta Sikora and Anna Niewiedział
2012-01-19
Elżbieta Sikora, composer of the opera „Madame Curie”, and Anna Mikołajczyk-Niewiedział, creator of the title role, have been nominated for the Sztorm Roku 2011 Award.
Karol Szymanowski Performed by Rafał Blechacz
Karol Szymanowski Performed by Rafał Blechacz
2012-01-19
A new album by Rafał Blechacz, winner of the fifteenth International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, will be released by Deutsche Grammophon at the beginning of February. It will contain works by Debussy and Szymanowski.
Review of the Opera
Review of the Opera "Madame Curie" in "Ruch Muzyczny"
2012-01-17
We would like to present fragments of the review in the last edition of last year’s “Ruch Muzyczny” of Elżbieta Sikora’s opera „Madame Curie, written by Anna Pęcherzewska–Hadrych.
"Łańcuch IX" - The Lutosławski Festival in the 99th Anniversary of the Composer's Birth
2012-01-17
From 25 January - 4 February 2012, the ninth edition of the "Łańcuch IX" festival, organized by the Witold Lutosławski Society, will take place in Warsaw
A Week of Polish Contemporary Music on the Q2 Antenna
A Week of Polish Contemporary Music on the Q2 Antenna
2012-01-17
A block of programmes dedicated to Polish contemporary music, entitled MUZYKA NOWA: A Celebration of Contemporary Polish Music is being broadcast from yesterday until January 22 by internet radio broadcaster Q2, a department of New York broadcaster WQXR.
Interview With Mikołaj Górecki
Interview With Mikołaj Górecki
2012-01-17
Mikołaj Górecki gave radio interviews and prepared a playlist of his favorite pieces of Polish music under the auspices of the week of contemporary Polish music prepared by WQXR radio, which can be heard tomorrow at 19.00 EST.

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‘Music from Chopin’s Land’ – an international project of PWM Edition

PWM Edition has launched a campaign and an international educational project, which brings the works by Polish composers closer to the audiences worldwide. ‘Music from Chopin’s Land’ encompasses more than just pieces by Chopin – it also means Paderewski, Szymanowska, Moniuszko, Kilar, Kurpiński and many other composers.

Winners of the Warsaw Wind Ensemble Competition Contest 2020 announced!

On 30 September, the call for applications for the International Composition Contest for Wind Orchestra Warsaw Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2020 was closed. From almost 50 applications, the jury selected seven laureates and distinguished five compositions.
 

New album and concert for the celebrant – “Songs & Sonnets” from Anaklasis for Romuald Twardowski

In the year of the exceptional jubilee, the composer's 90 birthday, a unique album is published in the ANAKLASIS catalogue, devoted to the chamber vocal and instrumental works of Twardowski. They are performed by the world-famous bass-baritone, Tomasz Konieczny, and an outstanding pianist, Lech Napierała.

Song Master Class: online lessons with Tomasz Konieczny and Lech Napierała

The songs of Stanisław Moniuszko and Romuald Twardowski are widely known and appreciated both by the public and the musical world. But what if we could get to know these pieces from the inside out? Two world-class musicians invite you to a unique master class experience – delivered straight to your doorstep! The acclaimed bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny and the ingenious pianist Lech Napierała will be the guides to those who are curious about the most beautiful Polish songs. The online Song Master Class program is launching now.

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.