Zubel Wins Polonica Nova Prize

On April 12, during the final concert of the 2014 Musica Polonica Nova festival, composer and vocalist Agata Zubel had declared the winner of the Polonica Nova prize for her 2010 composition entitled Not I for voice, instrumental ensemble and electronics with text of Samuel Beckett.

The jury, chaired by Szymon Bywalec, found Agata Zubel’s work to be the most deserving amongst the five nominees. The award was presented with a cash prize of zł. 100,000 PLN, which is funded by the Mayor of Wrocław, Rafal Dutkiewicz, as well as a planned performance of the award-winning piece during the World Music Days festival held in October.  In addition, Zubel received a statuette designed by Gabi Kowalska and is obliged to write a work for the next edition of the Musica Polonica Nova Festival.

In addition to Agata Zubel and Not I, the following composers and their works were finalists in the competition: Cezary Duchnowskiacc++ca; Jerzy KornowiczWielkie Przejście; Marcin Stańczyk Sighs; and Artur ZagajewskiStabat Mater. All of the finalist works will be performed by the Wrocław Philharmonic, Łódź Philharmonic, Świętokrzyska Philharmonic in Kielce, and the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej.

[source: pwm.com.pl ]