The letter was signed by Professor Piotr Gliński, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Mr Władysław Ortyl, Marshal of Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Ms Marta Wierzbieniec, Director of the Podkarpacka Philharmonic in Rzeszów and Mr Maxymilian Bylicki, Director of the Institute of Music and Dance.
The signatories to the letter of intent expressed their will to initiate, during the Moniuszko Year, the Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music in Rzeszów, which will help popularise Polish music around the world.
The Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music (Międzynarodowy Konkurs Muzyki Polskiej im. Stanisława Moniuszki) in Rzeszów, to be held between 20 and 27 September 2019, 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 Competition is organised by the Institute of Music and Dance. It is co-organised by the Artur Malawski Podkarpacka Philharmonic and hosted by the province of Podkarpackie Voivodeship.
The Competition is held under the auspices of the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage.