Opening of the Rowicki passage way
On 6 June 2018 the revitalised Witold Rowicki Passage Way was opened in Warsaw. The passage way is located at the back of the reconstructed SEZAM Shopping House, at the corner of the Marszałkowska and Świętokrzyska Streets.
45th anniversary of artistic activity First Level Music School in Żywiec
On 27 April 2018 the Witold Rowicki State First Level Music School in Żywiec celebrated the 45 th anniversary of its artistic activity.
2nd "Witold Rowicki in Memoriam" Competition with the photographer’s eye...
2nd international violin competition "Witold Rowicki in memoriam" in Żywiec
Between 25 and 27 October 2017 the Witold Rowicki State First Level Music School and the Local Government Second Level Music School in Żywiec hosted the 2 nd International Violin Competition “Witold Rowicki in Memoriam”. It was addressed to pupils of the first and second level music schools.
Conversation with Jolanta Tomas
Jolanta Tomas, Principal of the Witold Rowicki State First Level Music School in Żywiec and Local Government Second Level Music School in Żywiec, talks about the history of the “Witold Rowicki in Memoriam” Competition.
1st Polish National "Witold Rowicki in Memoriam" Competition with the photographer’s eye...
1st polish national violin competition Witold rowicki in memoriam" in Żywiec
Between 26 and 28 October 2016 the Witold Rowicki State First Level Music School and the Local Government Second Level Music School in Żywiec hosted the 1st Polish National Violin Competition "Witold Rowicki in Memoriam". It was addressed to pupils of the first and second level music schools.
Warsaw Philharmonic Archive
01 February 2015
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
27 October 2014
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
27 October 2014
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
12 May 2014
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
31 March 2014
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
09 March 2014
E-mail send by Christian Schmölder to Witold Rowicki granddaughter Agnieszka Pyrich.
09 March 2014
E-mail send by Bamberger Symphoniker concertmaster Walter Forchert to Witold Rowicki granddaughter Agnieszka Pyrich.
Impression from 100th Witold Rowicki's birthday Anniversary Concert
08 March 2014
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 Concert
Friday, 21 February 2014, 19:30 CET
Saturday, 22 February 2014, 18:00 CET
Warsaw, National Philharmonic
National Philharmonic, Concert Hall
Ticket prices: 50, 45, 40, 35, 25 PLN