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PolMusicA builds upon the highly successful Ewa Malewicz Music Competition, established in 2004
by the Polish Community Council of Australia (PCCA).

Between 2004-2015, the Ewa Malewicz Music Competition was coordinated
by the Polish Cultural Association in New South Wales.
In 2019, the PCCA transferred the management of the competition to
the Society of Polish Culture (SoPC) in Victoria.

This annual competition for young pianists and violinists is open to young musicians (under seventeen years of age) of all cultural backgrounds living in Australia. It expanded to incorporate three distinct age groups for audition and public performance of Polish music (exclusively) from Chopin to the present. The competition has three stages: participant's video/sound recordings; live auditions and final performances in front of an audience at Deakin Edge, Melbourne.Youth awardees receive bursaries that will support their ongoing music and performance development.

PolMusicA concludes with the recently established (2019) Polish Music Day
at which high profile musicians generously contribute and perform.

The aim of the competition is to promote the incredible history of Polish music and its possibilities and, most importantly,
to broaden the music culture of young pianists and violinists.

PolMusicA creates an embracing and supportive environment in which developing musicians
can be mentored whilst commencing or building public performance skills and experience.



13th National Polish Arts Festival - PolArt2015
27 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016, Melbourne

A classical concert celebrating Ignacy Jan Paderewski
2 January 2016 Melbourne Town Hall

A concert dedicated to Polish pianist and composer, Ignacy Jan Paderewski on the 111th anniversary of his first recital in Australia.
On the night, excerpts of his 1904 performance has been mirrored for the first time one the same Melbourne Town Hall stage.

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.17 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra (ZMSO, Melbourne) conducted by Mark Shiell
Konrad Olszewski - piano