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Julia Marcell, fot. Iwona Bielecka / Arts 2 Music
Julia Marcell (real name: Julia Górniewicz) is a Berlin-based singer-songwriter originally from Olsztyn. For her second album, June, Marcell was nominated for 7 Fryderyks (winning one for best alternative album), as well as receiving a Polityka Passport award.
Andrzej Kwieciński, photo: Jędrek Sokołowski,
Composer born in 1984 in Warsaw. He won in the Young Composers category at the International Rostrum of Composers in Helsinki and has composed pieces for prestigious institutions and ensembles, such as the Nonstrom Ensemble.



Eksperymentalne Studio Polskiego Radia, fot. Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi
The following guide is a very dense yet rough overview of Polish electronic music. It was not written as an article to be read in one sitting, but more as a general time-line of Polish electronic... Read more »

8sep'14 presents premiere studio recordings from the rehearsals of Paula & Karol, Iza Lach, Coldair, and Anthony Chorale. Videos are available on the website of the "Don’t Panic! We’re From... Read more »


Piotr Beczała; photo by Bettina Stöß
The renowned Polish-born lyric tenor has been awarded the prestigious 2014 ECHO Klassik award. Read more »

30aug'14 presents its guide to the musical events which will resonate in concert halls across Poland this autumn. From the baroque through to the classics of 20th century avant-garde, here are the... Read more »


Sutari, photo by Piotr Spigiel
Sounds Like Poland is a series of concerts featuring Polish folk groups and a great opportunity for participating in international debates about world music. The event premiered last year, thanks to... Read more »


I, CULTURE Orchestra in 2014, photo Konrad Ćwik
I, CULTURE Orchestra garnered excellent reviews after a performance at the Edinburgh Festival. The youth orchestra is on its way to Stockholm. Read more »
Zuzanna Solakiewicz’s documentary about Eugeniusz Rudnik and the history of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio won in the Critic’s Week section at the 67th edition of the Swiss film festival. Read more »


Mironczarnia, Jakub Neske’s choral composition based on Miron Białoszewski’s poem, ranked 3rd in the 1st International Competition of Choral Composition juried by legendary film music composer Ennio... Read more »


On nights this August, traditional Scottish songs performed by Polish artists will resound in the interiors of a 12th century cathedral located in the heart of Edinburgh. The ingenious Return to the... Read more »


Peter J. Birch, photo: Ala Protasiewicz
Bulgaria, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary… If you were asked what those countries have in common, you would probably mention their history, their fast-growing economies or their status as... Read more »


Temat Rzeka, photo courtesy of the owners
Hipsters, as well as almost everybody else, change their habits when it is getting hot, and instead of hanging around in the city centre or Praga, they go to the riverside to party in one of many... Read more »


DJ working on a remix in a private house, photo: CC
Our remix review is ongoing. If you want to keep up with the newest re-polished pieces of international artists this is where to look for them. Read more »


Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the idea of music itself with just a pair of scissors and a magnetic tape. 15 Corners of the World is an attempt to hear the vision of his music. Read more »


Urszula Dudziak; photo by Krzysztof Opaliński
The competition commemorates the work and character of the Polish jazz violin genius Zbigniew Seifert. Read more »


Chopin died in 1849 and was buried at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. His heart, however, was taken out and taken to Warsaw. Was it because he wanted part of him to rest eternally in his lost... Read more »


Opera "The Passenger" by Mieczysław Weinberg photo. Karl Forster / Bregenzer Festspiele
The premiere of Mieczysław Weinberg's opera the Passenger was held on Thursday July 10th at the Lincoln Center in New York. Zofia Posmysz, whose short story inspired Medvedev's libretto, was in... Read more »
Laibach, 1984,  photo: Jane-Stravs / http://www.laibach.or
The Slovenian industrial pioneers, are preparing a new album for the 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising. Read more »


Paweł Łukaszewski; photo by Mariusz Makowski
The Polish composer and artistic director of MUSICA SACRA Choir has received the prestigious Orphee d’Or – Grand Prix du Disque Lyrique – Prix Hector Berlioz at the 2014 Academie du Disque Lyrique... Read more »


Krzysztof Penderecki and Eugeniusz Rudnik at the Expermental Studio of the Polish Radio, April 1972, photograph from Ludwik Erhardt's book "Spotkania z Krzysztofem Pendereckim" (Meetings with Penderecki)
The temporary liberalization of life in Poland in October 1956 brought with it the establishment of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio. Ahead of Stockholm and many other music centres who would... Read more »


Donatan Słowianie
We Are Slavic was the most watched video in Poland in 2013 – and its visibility only has increased in 2014. Here we explore five parodies of the controversial video and ask what happens when... Read more »