music criticism workshops

04
November
2021

Music criticism workshop summary

The participants of the workshops accompanying the International Stanisław Moniuszko Competition of Polish Music in Rzeszów formed a vivid and diverse group, united under the banner of music. They all came from different backgrounds: some were students, others had already graduated, and one was a doctoral student of the Academy of Music in Cracow.

30
September
2021

Curiosity and Anticipation: Summary of the International Stanisław Moniuszko Competition of Polish Music [REPORT]

Taking a closer look at the II International Stanisław Moniuszko Competition of Polish Music, one can come to a conclusion that one of the event’s trademark has been curiosity and openness towards the unknown.

18
September
2021

The last dances [REWIEV]

Końcowy dzień przesłuchań finalistów wśród zespołów kameralnych rozpoczęła Kwintofonia (Jagoda Krawczewska – flet, Jakub Jackowski – obój, Adam Eljasiński – klarnet, Michał Kanawka – waltornia, Rafał Zason – fagot). Artyści wymownie, ale i z niezachwianym spokojem oraz emocjonalną zwięzłością zaprezentowali dwa kwintety – trzyczęściowy Antoniego Szałowskiego i czteroczęściowy Wojciecha Kilara.

18
September
2021

Four flavors of music-making [REVIEW]

The Friday round of the Competition finals was exciting despite the fact that its repertoire featured the very same piano concertos as the previous night. Was it coincidence or a by-product of overlapping tastes among the finalists?

17
September
2021

The soloists and the volatile orchestra [REVIEW]

The first instalment of the Competition finals in the piano category has drawn to a close. The soloists were accompanied by the Artur Malawski Subcarpathian Philharmonic Orchestra in Rzeszów under the batons of Massimiliano Caldi and Tomasz Chmiel. Performing on the piano were Ivan Shemchuk, Michał Karol Szymanowski, Adam Mikołaj Goździewski, and Mikołaj Sikała.

17
September
2021

Where the duo strives, the listener benefits [REVIEW]

The finalists in the chamber ensemble category are reluctant to make life easy for themselves and the jury. For themselves - because each of these elaborate performances had to be supported by meticulous work; for the jurors - because they are faced with the thankless task of awarding prizes to only a few of the competition entries.

15
September
2021

Duelling trios [REPORT]

The Stanisław Moniuszko Competition in Rzeszów is one of the few events in Poland that enables chamber ensembles contend for the most coveted prizes. Whereas pianists/soloists to a large extent opted for repertoires comprised of Neo-romantic pieces, the dominant among chamber musicians shifted towards more contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Witold Lutosławski or Andrzej Panufnik.

14
September
2021

A good prognostic before the final [REPORT]

The organizers of the Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music strive to remind the audience how much of an ethnic mosaic the old Republic was. The idea behind the competition—to sensitize the listeners and performers alike to forgotten or obscure Polish music—does come with the question: what criterion should be adopted to determine its Polishness?

14
September
2021

Between clear expression and subtlety [REPORT]

The jury’s decision to qualify all pianists participating in the first stage of the competition for its second stage may be interpreted as a sign that the competition is not, in fact, all about musical wrestling, instead offering the contestants a platform for development and career-building.

14
September
2021

Different faces of Scheherezade [REPORT]

The morning session of the 2nd stage of the 2nd Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music in the piano category was marked by a plethora of expressive contrasts presented by the respective participants. A high degree of liberty repertoire-wise allowed the pianists to showcase their skills across diverse interpretations, although not all contestants opted for such diversity.

30
August
2021

Music criticism workshops with ed. Marczyński - recruitment results

We know the participants of the music criticism workshops conducted by editor Jacek Marczyński as part of the Second International Polish Music Competition on the 14th-18th of September.

16
July
2021

Music criticism workshops under the guidance of Jacek Marczyński

The National Institute of Music and Dance, in cooperation with the Polish Music Publishing House, would like to invite you to the music criticism workshops, which will take place during the II Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music in Rzeszów on 14-18 September 2021.