Winner of the 2020 Ochlewski Competition for Composers

On November 27, 2020, the winner of the 17th Tadeusz Ochlewski Competition was announced by the jury. The theme of this year’s Competition was to compose a piece for a string quartet. This theme was not accidental: in the year of the 75th anniversary of the Competition’s organizer—Polish Music Editions, or PWM—it was decided to refer to the composition first published by the house: Roman Palester‘s 2nd String Quartet.

Composed of Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa (chairwoman), Iwona Lindstedt, Arkadiusz Kubica, and Daniel Cichy, the jury met in a hybrid session of in-person and video attendees. During the session, the jury assessed all the works submitted and allowed by the Regulations, and decided unanimously to award the main prize to: Krzysztof Wyglądacz for his string quartet entitled O Nadziei.

As the laureate of the 17th Tadeusz Ochlewski, Mr. Wyglądacz will receive:

  • a cash prize in the amount of PLN 10,000
  • print publication of the composition in the PWM catalog
  • public performance of the awarded composition