For the 100th birth anniversary and the 25th death anniversary of Witold Rowicki – the great Polish conductor – Polskie Nagrania Recording Company and the Management of the Association of Polish Artist Musicians prepared a joint publishing of the anniversary album consisting of 5CDs with Rowicki’s recordings – performed with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Warsaw Philharmonic and the Symphonic Orchestra of the Polish Radio in Katowice (currently National Symphonic Orchestra of the Polish Radio). The album was published with financial assistance of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage provided under the Programme “Artistic Events”, Priority “Music”.
Scientific conference at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw
On 1 October the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw hosted a scientific conference titled “Witold Rowicki – 100th birth anniversary and 25th death anniversary”. It was organised by the Chair of Conducting at the Department of Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music and financed from the funds of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
The first level state music school in Żywiec was named after Witold Rowicki
On 24 September the First Level State Music School in Żywiec was named after Witold Rowicki. The choice of the school and its Patron is not accidental. The Conductor spent his school years in Żywiec: he graduated there from the H. Kołłątaj Primary School and the M. Kopernik Pre-Secondary School. Decision about naming exactly that school after the Artist was taken by a wide group: the Ministry of Culture, the authorities of the town of Żywiec and the local district of Żywiec, the conductor’s family as well as the entire school.
A few warm words
Since launch of the web portal devoted to Witold Rowicki, we have been receiving from all over the world thank you messages, congratulations and warm words showing recognition of our work. We are glad that the portal has met with so much enthusiasm and is read not only by our friends from the music industry but by all who have become fascinated by Maestro. You are deeply encouraged to continue sending your opinions as well as other information about Witold Rowicki. And we would like to thank very much to the authors of the messages posted below.
Film coverage of the ceremony inaugurating the year of Witold Rowicki
Celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Witold Rowicki’s birthday were officially inaugurated on 21 February 2014 under the patronage of Bogdan Zdrojewski, Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
Thanks and gratitude from Bamberg
E-mail send by Christian Schmölder to Witold Rowicki granddaughter Agnieszka Pyrich.
E-mail send by Bamberger Symphoniker concertmaster Walter Forchert to Witold Rowicki granddaughter Agnieszka Pyrich.
Impression from 100th Witold Rowicki's birthday Anniversary ConcertWarsaw Philharmonic
On 21 and 22 February 2014 the Warsaw Philharmonic gave concerts celebrating the 100th anniversary of Witold Rowicki’s birthday, held under the patronage of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Bogdan Zdrojewski. Before the concert a documentary film about the Conductor, “Cień pod kamieniem” (Shadow under the Stone), directed by Tomasz Dobrowolski and produced by the Documentary and Feature Film Production Company (WFDiF) was shown.
100th Witold Rowicki's birthday Anniversary ConcertFriday, 21 February 2014, 19:30 CET
Saturday, 22 February 2014, 18:00 CETWarsaw, National Philharmonic
National Philharmonic, Concert Hall
Ticket prices: 50, 45, 40, 35, 25 PLN