On April 23, the Fryderyk Awards Gala was held at the Teatr Polski in Warsaw and the 2014 winners were announced in front of leaders of Poland’s music industry. This 21st edition of the Awards was broadcast on TVP2. Organized by ZPAV—Poland’s Phonographic Academy—the full list of the 2014 winners is here at zpav.pl.
The main Gala honored laureates in the pop and jazz categories, as well as the recipients of the 2015 Golden Fryderyk Awards: Lech Janerka (jazz), Kazimierz Kord (classical music) and Janusz Muniak (pop music). Other winners in the jazz category were: Album of the Year – Marcin Wasilewski Trio for Spark Of Life (ECM 2400), Jazz Debut of the Year – Nikola Kołodziejczyk Orchestra and Artist of the Year – Marcin Wasilewski.
Also on April 23, celebrations for the winners of this year’s Classical Music category were held in the Column Hall of the University of Warsaw. Hosted Piotr Polk and Andrzej Puczyński, Chairmen of ZPAV, the event featured the vocal sextet proMODERN – Poland’s only vocal ensemble specializing in contemporary music—who also won the night with two awards (pictured above). The proMODERN ensemble is comprised of: Łucja Szablewska – soprano, Ewa Puchalska – mezzosoprano, Elżbieta Wróblewska-Rydzewska – mezzosoprano, Andrzej Marusiak – tenor, Artur Janda – baritone, and Piotr Pieron – bass/Artistic Director.
The awards given in the Classical Music Category were as follows:
Album of the Year – Choral, Oratorio and Opera:
Album of the Year – Symphonic and Concert music:
Best Recording of Polish Music Abroad:
Best Recording of Polish Music:
Kazimierz Kord – the Artistic and Administrative Director of the National Philharmonic from 1977-2001, and Honorary Director since 2002 was honored “for exceptional contributions to the musical culture in Poland”