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"King Roger" at The Santa Fe Opera
2012-04-27
In anticipation of the upcoming production of Karol Szymanowski's"King Roger" at the The Santa Fe Opera, the Kosciuszko Foundation will host a panel discussion with the celebrated director Stephen Wadsworth and the Tony Award-winning costume designer Ann Hould-Ward who will present a behind-the-scenes look at The Santa Fe Opera's production of this great work.
2012 Fryderyks Awarded - Success for Our Composers
2012 Fryderyks Awarded - Success for Our Composers
2012-04-27
This was a wonderful evening for Polish serious music. Paweł Mykietyn was Composer of the Year, and Wojciech Kilar received a Golden Fryderyk Lifetime Achievement Award. And the list of accolades goes on...
Wojciech Kilar Winner of a Golden Fryderyk
Wojciech Kilar Winner of a Golden Fryderyk
2012-04-26
Today Polish Television Channel 2 will be broadcasting the Fryderyk Awards gala ceremony. It will be worth watching the moment in which Wojciech Kilar will receive a Golden Fryderyk Lifetime Achievement Award!
"Gaude Mater" Festival Inaugural Concert with Wojciech Kilar's Music
2012-04-19
On May 1 the International Sacred Music Festival „Gaude Mater” will be opened in the Jasnogóra Basilica in Częstochowa. At the inaugural concert we will hear compositions by Wojciech Kilar on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
New CD With Music by Władysław Słowiński, Szymon Laks and Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil
New CD With Music by Władysław Słowiński, Szymon Laks and Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil
2012-04-19
A new recording has just been released by DUX publishers, with participation by the eminent flutist Łukasz Długosz and the Chamber Orchestra of the Warsaw Philharmonic conducted by Krzysztof Słowiński.
Wojciech Kilar's Music in Łódź
Wojciech Kilar's Music in Łódź
2012-04-19
On the 221st anniversary of signing the 3rd May Constitution, we will hear music by Wojciech Kilar, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year, in the St Stanisław Kostka Archcathedral in Łódź.
28th Festival of Polish Contemporary Music - Musica Polonica Nova
28th Festival of Polish Contemporary Music - Musica Polonica Nova
2012-04-18
Already this coming Friday the Musica Polonica Nova Festival begins. It is one of the most important events in the country presenting contemporary music. As every year, you will hear classics of the twentieth century and recent compositions written especially for this festival.
XIX Bydgoszcz Opera Festival
XIX Bydgoszcz Opera Festival
2012-04-18
Between April 28 and May 13, 2012 the XIX Bydgoszcz Opera Festival will be held. Music lovers will be able to enjoy the operas: "Rusalka" by A. Dvorak, Piotr Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin", "Prince Igor" by Alexander Borodin and "Madame Curie" by Elżbieta Sikora.
Maestro Wojciech Michniewski about Wojciech Kilar
Maestro Wojciech Michniewski about Wojciech Kilar
2012-04-16
On the occasion of 80. anniversary of birth of Wojciech Kilar, maestro Wojciech Michniewski - especially for PWM - talks about his relationship with Wojciech Kilar, his music and his composing style.
Premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's new piece
Premiere of Zygmunt Krauze's new piece
2012-04-06
11 Preludes by Chopin for wind instruments ensemble by Zygmunt Krauze performed by Nederlands Blazers Ensemble will be heard in April in the Netherlands.

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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.