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Tasmin Little's album cover

One of the most prominent British violinists in the world is known for her weakness for Polish music. Along with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edward Gardner, Tasmin Little recorded Karol Szymanowski and Mieczysław Karłowicz’s violin concertos. Her new album will be released in September 2017.

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Marzena Diakun, photo: Łukasz Giza

Marzena Diakun will conduct four concerts between 27th and 29th April 2017 in Sala São Paulo, one of the most prestigious concert halls in Brazil, often compared to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Musikverein in Vienna.

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Witold Lutosławski at his piano, photo: Lucjan Fogiel / East News

Two Japanese musicians – a conductor frequently visiting Poland and a master pianist who is now a resident expert at the Polish Institute in Tokyo – will present a concert dedicated to Polish music in Tokyo.

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King Roger directed by Kasper Holten, photo: Bill Cooper / The Royal Opera

Nagranie opery Karola Szymanowskiego wystawionej w Convent Garden – Royal Opera House zostało nominowane do nagród amerykańskiej Recording Academy. Nominację do prestiżowej statuetki otrzymał również Krzysztof Penderecki.

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Ignacy Jan Paderewski, 1920, photo: Marek Skorupski / Forum

The Fifth International Discovering Paderewski Festival, the most important and biggest Polish-Ukrainian music event, will start in Lviv on 11th November 2016. At the festival, an opera by Ignacy Jan Paderewski entitled Manru with a new arrangement by Jerzy Maksymiuk will have its premiere in the form of a concert – a unique Polish-Ukrainian coproduction.

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Henryk Szeryng, photo: BARDA Clive / ArenaPAL / Forum

Violinist and pedagogue born on the 22nd of September 1918 in Żelazowa Wola and died on the 3rd of March 1988 in Kassel.

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Szymanowski Quartet, photo: Irène Zander

The Szymanowski Quartet went on an Asia tour, bringing Polish contemporary music to five major Asian cities. The Quartet's musical journey included concerts in Busan, Seoul, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung and Taipei.

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Koncert "Stabat Mater" Karola Szymanowskiego pod dyrekcją Vladimira Jurowskiego w Royal Festival Hall, Londyn, 5 marca 2016 , fot. Mariona Vilarós / IAM

The London Philharmonic Orchestra's rendition of Karol Szymanowski's Stabat Mater inaugurated the celebration of the 1,050th anniversary of the baptism of Poland. In attendance was Piotr Gliński, Poland’s Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

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Vladimir Jurowski, photo: Thomas Kurek

Vladimir Jurowski, the much sought-after conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, reveals his personal attachment to Szymanowski's Stabat Mater in an exclusive interview with Culture.pl.

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Karol Szymanowski in his Atma studio, Zakopane, October 1935, photo: Antoni Wieczorek

On 5th March 2016, London Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Karol Szymanowski' Stabat Mater in the Royal Festival Hall in London.

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The Warsaw Philharmonic - The National Orchestra and Choir of Poland under the Maestro Jacek Kaspszyk, photo: Dominik Skurzak

The 15th anniversary of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and its flagship brand Culture.pl is being celebrated throughout 2015 with a series of concerts and other cultural events.

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The MIT Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Sina Mohammadi

The MIT Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of classic Polish pieces by the composers Moniuszko, Szymanowski and Lutosławski at MIT's Kresge Auditorium on 16th October 2015.

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Seven Gates of Jerusalem by Krzysztof Penderecki is to premiere in the UK in Manchester. For the occasion, a three-day festival of Polish culture is to take place in the Royal Northern College of Music. The festival, filled with Polish music (from Szymanowski to Zubel) accompanied by film screenings, starts on 23rd June, 2015.

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Scene from the opera King Roger directed by Kasper Holten, 2015,  photo: Bill Cooper / The Royal Opera House

The performance of one of Karol Szymanowski’s two operas, Krol Róger, which took place in Covent Garden in London, immediately conquered viewers' hearts. This was an especially historic triumph since this masterpiece had previously been neglected by European scenes.

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Kasper Holten, photo: Matrixmedia / Forum

Have we forgotten Apollo? Kasper Holten asks in the wake of the premiere of King Roger at the Royal Opera House in London.

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Mariusz Kwiecień, photo: promotional materials

We cannot constantly be watching the same thing, Mariusz Kwiecień says in the wake of the premiere of King Roger at the Royal Opera House in London

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King Roger's  staging in Santa Fe, USA, photo: Ken Howard / The Santa Fe Opera

King Roger has recently returned to the biggest theatres across the globe. Throughout May 2015, King Roger will rule the stage of London’s Royal Opera House, hence the need for a manual that will guide you through the intricate relationships between protagonists, the surprisingly minimalist libretto and the clash between two mythic orders and three civilisations.

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Szymanowski Quartet, photo: Marco Borggreve

The first International Music Festival of Santiago de Chile (FIMSA) will pay tribute to Mozart this year in a series of concerts with several international guests, among them the Szymanowski Quartet.

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A scene from David Pountney's production of opera King Roger, photo: Krzysztof Bieliński

King Roger Op. 46 is Szymanowski's second opera. One of the composer's greatest and most widely discussed works, it is perhaps his opus magnum.

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