The Institute of Music and Dance’s latest “Stage for Polish Music” competition took place on 7 April. Via videoconference, the committee selected projects to be implemented in the 2020/2021 season.

The awarded projects were submitted by Jacek Kortus, Agata Schmidt and Bartłomiej Wezner, Książek Piano Duo, Polish Violin Duo, Bastarda Trio, Meccore String Quartet, Kraków Wind Quintet / Kraków Reed Trio, Chopin Piano Quintet, Ensemble Barocum and the Contemporary Music Ensemble Cooperative

The jury composed of Agnieszka Mazur and Michał Sikora (National Philharmonic in Warsaw), Brygida Błaszczyk-Podhajska (Institute of Music and Dance), Jacek Rogala (Oskar Kolberg Świętokrzyska Philharmonic in Kielce) and Szymon Makowski (Lower Silesian Philharmonic in Jelenia Góra) decided to co-finance 10 out of 147 applications. When selecting programs, the committee considered the level of performance of applying artists, the diversity of the repertoire offered covering a wide range of periods and musical forms, and program diversity in the context of artistic seasons planned by the participating institutions.

For more detailed information about the winners and their projects, visit