Etonne-Moi Award for Penderecki

On November 22, at the “Diaghliev P.S.” International Festival of Arts in St. Petersburg, Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki received the ETONNE-MOI Award. In addition to Penderecki, the award also went to Boris Eifman. On that day of the festival, the White Dance Theatre performed three spectacles directed by Izadora Weiss: Fedra to the music of Gustav Mahler, Death and the Maiden by Franz Schubert, and Tristan and Isolde to music by Krzysztof Penderecki, which included short piece by Jonny Greenwood inspired by Penderecki’s Polymorphia. Not only the audience but also the critics were very enthusiastic about the piece. In previous years, award winners have included: the excellent choreographer John Neumeier and the director of The State Heritage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Mikhail Piotrovsky.

[Source: beethoven.org.pl]