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PWM Official Representatives of Edition Peters Publishers
PWM Official Representatives of Edition Peters Publishers
2012-11-29
It is our pleasure to announce that following many years of collaborating with Edition Peters, Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne have entered into a contract to become their representative in the territory of Poland.
Elżbieta Sikora's Work in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Valenciennes
Elżbieta Sikora's Work in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Valenciennes
2012-11-29
On December 2, Michel Supéra will perform Elżbieta Sikora’s „Lisboa, tramway 28" for saxophone and electronics in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Valenciennes.
Szymanowski's Król Roger (King Roger) in Spain
Szymanowski's Król Roger (King Roger) in Spain
2012-11-27
Four performances of Karol Szymanowski’s "Król Roger" given in Spain on 24, 27, 30 November and 3 December, are an initiative by the Asociación Bilbaína de Amigos de la Ópera and the Grand Theatre in Poznań.
Polish Music on Mezzo
Polish Music on Mezzo
2012-11-26
You can watch a concert by Sinfonia Varsovia under the baton of Marc Minkowski, during which the artists performed works by H.M. Górecki, S. Moniuszko. K. Szymanowski and G. Bacewicz on the French television channel, Mezzo.
Golden Baton for Daniel Smith
Golden Baton for Daniel Smith
2012-11-26
Jury of the 9th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors Based on the total score for the three stages has decided to award the following prizes and awards:
"Górecki - Mikołaj/Henryk Mikołaj" - New Recording
2012-11-19
Works by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, who died two years ago, and his son, Mikołaj Górecki, have been recorded on a common CD by various ensembles from the Silesian Philharmonic, conducted by Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk and Jarosław Wolanin.
Profiles of the Winners of the X Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition
Profiles of the Winners of the X Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition
2012-11-14
First place in this year's edition of the Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition fell to the composition "RIFFFonia" by Paweł Pietruszewski, whilst Adam Porębski’s piece, "Semi-overture", received a distinction.
Award for Paweł Mykietyn
Award for Paweł Mykietyn
2012-11-13
Yesterday Paweł Mykietyn received the prestigious Prix France Musique Sacem 2012 for his music for the film Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowski. The Polish composer defeated 10 other artists, including Alexander Desplat and Howard Shore.
X Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition is Judged
X Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition is Judged
2012-11-08
On 6 November, 2012 the jury of the X Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition chose two winning entries from the submitted compositions.
Music of Szymanowski, Moniuszko and Górecki in Paris
Music of Szymanowski, Moniuszko and Górecki in Paris
2012-11-07
On 13 November the Sinfonia Varsovia under the baton of Marc Minkowski will perform fragments of Stanisław Moniuszko’s opera “Halka”, Karol Szymanowski’s Piano Concerto No.2 op.61 and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” op. 36.

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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.