The International Stanisław Moniuszko Competition of Polish Music
takes place every two years in Rzeszów. From the beginning, its goal has been to popularise Polish music worldwide. Pianists and chamber ensembles take part in the competition.
On our stage, we will hear the quintet, which took second place in the 1st edition of the Competition (2021). Kwintofonia
is a young ensemble made up of musicians from the Orchestra of the Grand Theatre of the National Opera, the Orchestra of the Polish Royal Opera, and the Polish Radio Orchestra. At the concert in our chamber hall, however, they will perform works by not only Polish composers ... read more
They will open the evening with the Overture to Mozart's The Magic Flute
, arranged for Linckelmann's wind quintet. This few-minute-long overture is one of the best in the output of the Salzburg genius. Listening to it, it is hard to believe that the piece was composed in a hurry, in just a few days. The next one will be Tadeusz Szeligowski's unusual, though little-known, Quintet for wind instruments
. It is a highly cheerful, even optimistic piece, enchanting with beautiful musical themes and an exciting and transparent texture.
Zespół Kwintofonia jest laureatem II nagrody II Międzynarodowego Konkursu Muzyki Polskiej im. Stanisława Moniuszki realizowanego przez Narodowy Instytut Muzyki i Tańca we współpracy z Filharmonią Podkarpacką im. Artura Malawskiego, finansowanego przez Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego.