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Music by Karol Szymanowski and Wojciech Kilar in Spain
Music by Karol Szymanowski and Wojciech Kilar in Spain
2013-10-29
"Litany of the Virgin Mary", Op. 59 by Karol Szymanowski and "Victoria" by Wojciech Kilar will be heard at a concert which will take place on November 12 at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid.
Witold Lutosławski's Music in Vienna
Witold Lutosławski's Music in Vienna
2013-10-28
On December 2, 2013 at 19.00 in the Concert Hall of the Polish Institute in Vienna, Liliana Zalesińska (mezzo-soprano) and Piotr Szymanowicz (piano) will present works for voice and piano by Witold Lutosławski, including amongst others, those to words by Julian Tuwim.
Works by Paweł Łukaszewski and Mikołaj Górecki on the Same CD
Works by Paweł Łukaszewski and Mikołaj Górecki on the Same CD
2013-10-24
A concert linked to the release of the album by Baltic Neopolis Orchestra with compositions by Mikołaj Górecki and Paweł Łukaszewski will be held on 30 October 2013 at 7pm in the TRAFO Trafostacja Sztuki in Szczecin.
Festival of Polish Culture in Beijing
Festival of Polish Culture in Beijing
2013-10-22
From 5 – 11 November 2013 the II Festival of Polish Culture will be held in Beijing. As part of this, Łukasz Borowicz and the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra will present works by Fryderyk Chopin, Stanisław Moniuszko and Krzysztof Penderecki.
23 November - Krzysztof Penderecki's Birthday
23 November - Krzysztof Penderecki's Birthday
2013-10-21
On 23 November Krzysztof Penderecki will celebrate his 80th birthday. On that day, as part of the Krzysztof Penderecki Festival which is taking place in Warsaw from 17-23 November, we will hear "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima", "Duo Concertante", "Concerto Grosso" and "Credo" – the performers for the last work will be led by Valery Gergiev.
Elżbieta Sikora's Jubilee
Elżbieta Sikora's Jubilee
2013-10-20
Today, October 20, Elżbieta Sikora – one of the most original Polish composers - celebrates her 70th birthday.
22 November - 100th Anniversary of Benjamin Britten's Birth
22 November - 100th Anniversary of Benjamin Britten's Birth
2013-10-10
We are celebrating the centenary of the birth of Witold Lutosławski, and the British - the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, regarded as the greatest British composer of the twentieth century. Almost the whole world of music is involved in the celebration of these anniversaries.
Premiere of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's Fourth Symphony
Premiere of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's Fourth Symphony
2013-10-10
On April 12, 2014 at the Royal Festival Hall in London the first performance of "Symphony IV" by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki will take place. The work will be performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrey Boreyko.
Concert in Stockholm Promoting the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin
Concert in Stockholm Promoting the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin
2013-10-08
On October 17, at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, there will be a promotional meeting for the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin, combined with a lecture and concert.
Prof. Jan Ekier Winner of the Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej Award
Prof. Jan Ekier Winner of the Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej Award
2013-10-02
Yesterday evening the Koryfeusz Muzyki Polskiej gala ceremony took place. The winner of the award in the Personality of the Year category was Piotr Beczała, and an Honorary Award was received by prof. Jan Ekier.

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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.