Stanisław Moniuszko, print by Jean Baptiste Adolphe Lafosse (1810-1879); publlié par l'Editeur J.K. Wilczyński (1850)/ public domain; source: Biblioteka Narodowa (Polona)
The Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music (Międzynarodowy Konkurs Muzyki Polskiej im. Stanisława Moniuszki) in Rzeszów promotes that part of the great legacy of nineteenth and twentieth century Polish music which has been forgotten or, for a variety of reasons, has been less popular in concert practice. The objective of the Competition is to present rediscovered works to the general public and provide this unjustly neglected legacy with appropriate analyses and new editions. The Competition also endeavours to promote talented musicians who are willing to include lesser-known works written by Polish composers in their concert programmes. The final aim of the Competition is to disseminate information about Polish artistic events addressed to the international recipients.
The Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music in Rzeszów will be organised on a biennial basis and will be intended for a variety of different sets of performers.
The first edition of the Competition will be divided into two distinct categories: one for piano and the other for chamber ensembles.
The participants of the first edition of the Competition will present works written by 50 Polish composers, who were mostly active in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The Competition is organised by the Institute of Music and Dance. It is co-organised by the Artur Malawski Podkarpacka Philharmonic in Rzeszów and hosted by the province of Podkarpackie Voivodeship.