On June 18, at the XXXVIII General Assembly of the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP), internationally renowned composer Krzysztof Penderecki received the first ever title of Honorary President of the Polish Composers’ Union. During this General Assembly marking the 70th anniversary of the Union, Mieczysław Kominek was elected president of ZKP. A musicologist, Kominek currently serves as the Director of the Polish Music Information Centre in Warsaw. He replaces outgoing ZKP President Jerzy Kornowicz, who has fulfilled the role since 2003.
Also during the meeting, renowned Ukrainian composer, pianist and pedagogue Andrzej Nikodemowicz, who has resided in Poland for 35 years, was named an Honorary Member of ZKP.