The 2017 International Composition Competition “Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta,” held under the honorary patronage of prof. Krzysztof Penderecki, took place on June 18, 2017. The aim of the competition is to promote young composers and to broaden the repertoire for string orchestra. After careful analysis and evaluation of the anonymously submitted works, the Jury—comprised of Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, Eugeniusz Knapik, Jerzy Kornowicz, Marcel Chyrzyński, René Staar, Jurek Dybał, and Adam Wesołowski— awarded the following:
- MAIN PRIZE: Mr. Drinor Zymberi (Kosovo) for Sinfonietta: Moving Landscapes
- Honorable Mentions:
- Mrs. Young Woo Yoo (South Korea) for Sinfonietta: Luminous
- Mrs. Adrianna Furmanik-Celejewska (Poland) for Sinfonietta: Birds song
The premiere performance of the winning composition, accompanied by the ceremony of awarding the diplomas to the Competition’s winners, took place on June 30, 2017, during the inaugural concert of this year’s edition of the Sinfonietta Festival at the Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art in The Sukiennice, 7:30pm).