Masters of jazz, outstanding composers, summer outdoor festivals, concerts in old factories, and a reconstructed instrument by Leonardo da Vinci… Discover the sound of Poland.
Polish punk rock legend dies, aged 57
Polish punk rock and reggae icon Robert Brylewski has died aged 57.
Stradivarius in the hands of a Polish virtuoso
In May 2018 the first Stradivarius in post-war Poland was handed over to the virtuoso Janusz Wawrowski, considered the most outstanding Polish violinist of his generation.
Over 100 polonaises for 100 years of Polish independence
A total of 106 works have been submitted in a competition for composers to write a polonaise to grace this year’s centenary of Poland’s independence.
Poles in New York to pay homage to Paderewski
On February 21st a gala dedicated to Ignacy Paderewski will be held in New York’s Carnegie Hall. Michal Rusinski, the organiser of the event and the head of the GP Club in New York, talks to us about the gala.
Thai royal pianos renovated in Poland
Three 19th-century grand pianos belonging to the Thai royal collection have undergone a thorough makeover in Poland.
CD with Polish music nominated for prestigious award
A 2-CD album featuring an oratorio by Polish composer Feliks Nowowiejski has been nominated for the 2018 International Classical Music Award in the "Choral Works" category.
Rubinstein Festival opens in Łódź
Monday is the first day of the fifth International Music Festival dedicated to legendary Polish-born pianist Artur Rubinstein which is held in the city of Łódź.
BBC Music Magazine praises Polish recording
A CD featuring music by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski has been named Record of the Month in the Choral & Song category in the September issue of the BBC Music Magazine.
Polish musicians shortlisted for 2017 Gramophone Awards
A CD featuring string quartets by Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), recorded by the Silesian Quartet, has been shortlisted for this year’s "Gramophone" magazine awards in the chamber music category.
Musicon - an unusual instrument from Poland
Developed by designer and musician Kamil Laszuk, Musicon is a creative interactive musical instrument. It’s designed to promote psychophysical and cognitive development in children ages 3 and up. Taking the form of a traditional barrel organ, the instrument is made of wood and is entirely analog.
He won Poland on the piano
The Polish cause would not have found such a broad audience in America had it not been for his talent and fervent patriotism. Also, it is largely to Paderewski that we owe the rebirth of our country. It is fitting therefore, that we should revive his memory.
Polish music legend Zbigniew Wodecki dies
Zbigniew Wodecki, a Polish musician and composer whose career spanned almost five decades, died on Monday at the age of 67.
Polish pianist Nehring scores success in Tel Aviv
Twenty-one-year-old Szymon Nehring is the winner of the 15th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv.
Polish opera wins international accolade
The production of Władysław Żeleński’s “Goplana”, premiered by the National Opera in Warsaw in 2016, is among the winners of the 2017 International Opera Awards.
Events around Poland commemorate composer Karol Szymanowski
A wide range of concerts are being held in Poland on the 80th anniversary of the death of Karol Szymanowski, one of the most prominent of the nation’s 20th century composers.
Polish singer, actor Młynarski dies
Polish poet, songwriter, comedian and director Wojciech Młynarski has died at the age of 75
Penderecki’s St Luke Passion in London
St Luke Passion by the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki was performed Saturday by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, soloists and three Polish choirs conducted by the LPO’s Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski.
Stanisław Skrowaczewski, the world’s oldest active conductor passes away
Stanisław Skrowaczewski, the first Polish musician to launch an international career in the communist era and the greatest Polish conductor of the past 50 years, has passed away in the USA at the age of 93.
Hand-written Chopin manuscript bought by Warsaw museum
The Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw has bought a hand-written manuscript of a piano ballade by the great Polish composer.
Krzysztof Penderecki awarded a Grammy
The composer Krzysztof Penderecki was awarded with the phonographic Grammy award in the category "Choral Music" for the album "Penderecki Conducts Penderecki." The award ceremony took place on the night of Sunday to Monday in Los Angeles.
Polish dancer wins international accolade
Polish teenager Stanisław Węgrzyn has been named one of the eight most promising talents at the Prix de Lausanne, an international competition for young dancers held annually in Switzerland.
“King Roger” premiere at the Sydney Opera House
“King Roger” is setting off on a new journey as this opera by Karol Szymanowski reaches the shores of Australia for the first time. It premieres on Friday.
Unpublished photograph of Chopin believed to have been discovered
An exciting surprise in the world of classical piano. A remarkably important unpublished image has been discovered in a private home by Alain Kohler, a Swiss physicist and Frédéric Chopin connoisseur.
Polish musicians in the race for Grammys
Three Polish musicians have been nominated for the 59th Grammy Awards, among the world's most prestigious awards for musical achievemnt.
Polish Institute in Vienna holds Visegrad Group debate
A debate on the role of culture in shaping the identity of the Visegrad Group and a “V4” concert were among the main events organized recently by the Polish Institute in Vienna in relation to Poland’s presidency of the Visegrad Group.
So long, Leonard: Polish fans bid farewell to Cohen
Several thousand fans gathered in Kraków on Sunday to pay tribute to Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who died earlier this month and who was hugely popular in Poland.
Polish opera - available around the world
Music lovers around the world will be able to watch a performance of Władysław Żeleński’s “Goplana” on Thursday in a live relay from the National Opera in Warsaw.
Wieniawski Violin Competition - second round
Twenty-six violinists from nine countries have qualified for the second round of the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań, western Poland.
Pole wins the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition
Polish saxophonist Łukasz Dyczko, 18, is the winner of the 18th Eurovision Young Musicians Competition.
Folk music from around the world in Zakopane
Song and dance ensembles from across the world have descended on Poland’s southern mountain resort of Zakopane for the 48th International Festival of Highland Folklore.
Chopin at his finest
The “Chopin and his Europe” Festival will be dominated by young artists this year – and it is they who will ensure the event’s world class profile.
Bach to Basics – Poland’s organ music festivals
The sound of organ music has resonated in churches for hundreds of years. Sources say that organs were played in Krakow, Plock and Kety as early as the 14th century.
The pleasure of being in good company
Waldemar Dąbrowski, the director of the Polish National Opera, on the Theatre’s global presence and staging long-forgotten Polish operas.
National Opera unveils plans for new season
Seven new opera and ballet productions are planned at Warsaw’s National Opera for the 2016/17 season.