2024 Baird Competition for Young Composers

On April 26, the winners of the 65th Jubilee Tadeusz Baird Competition for Young Composers were unveiled during the Competition’s final concert, which was held for the first time at the Baird Philharmonic in Zielona Góra. Members of the Competition Jury included the following distinguished composers: Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil (chairwoman), Alicja Gronau, Rafał Kłoczko, Katarzyna Kwiecień-Długosz…Continue Reading 2024 Baird Competition for Young Composers

Fryderyk 2024: Classical Music Winners

The 30th Classical Music Gala was held this past weekend as part of the 2024 Fryderyk Awards Festival on April 28 headquarters of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) in Katowice. An equivalent to the Grammy Awards in the US, each year Poland’s ZPAV Association nominates recordings in eleven classical music categories. This year’s…Continue Reading Fryderyk 2024: Classical Music Winners

Another Great Honor for Sikora

During the 76th ceremony of the Grands Prix Internationaux du Disque, organized by the French Académie Charles Cros, Polish composer Elżbieta Sikora will receive the Prize of the President of the French Republic for her entire body of work. The award ceremony will take place on March 21, 2024 at the Embassy of the Republic…Continue Reading Another Great Honor for Sikora

Sikora’s Nomination and Award

A recording of Elżbieta Sikora’s works for soloists and orchestra published by ANAKLASIS (ANA 024) was recently honored as one of only two albums nominated for the Fryderyk Award in the “Concertante Music” Category. Entitled Concertos, this album highlights three of Sikora’s compositions written during the past two decades. The first item on this disc…Continue Reading Sikora’s Nomination and Award

Krzysztof Meyer Receives a 2024 Golden Fryderyk Award

Poland’s Phonographic Academy [Akademia Fonograficzna] and the Association of Audio Video Producers [Związek Producentów Audio Video – ZPAV] have announced the recipients of the 2024 Golden Fryderyk Awards. This year, four artists have joined the exclusive group of musicians who received this prestigious lifetime achievement award. The official ceremony dedicated to jazz and popular music will take…Continue Reading Krzysztof Meyer Receives a 2024 Golden Fryderyk Award

SMPK Members Nominated For FRYDERYKI 2024 Awards

The Phonographic Academy [Akademia Fonograficzna] and the Association of Audio Video Producers [Związek Producentów Audio Video – ZPAV] have opened up the first round of voting for the FRYDERKI 2024 Awards—Poland’s equivalent of the American Grammy Awards. Since 1995, the FRYDERKI Awards have been recognized by Polish musicians as the most prestigious awards in the…Continue Reading SMPK Members Nominated For FRYDERYKI 2024 Awards

Zimerman: Gramophone Award for Szymanowski CD

Polish pianist and conductor Krystian Zimerman was in London last October to receive his seventh Gramophone Award. While in the UK, he recorded a podcast for Gramophone Magazine with James Jolly, touching upon such wide-ranging subjects as the music of Karol Szymanowski, conducting and retirement. The Gramophone Award honors his latest Deutsche Grammophon album, one…Continue Reading Zimerman: Gramophone Award for Szymanowski CD

2023 Koryfeusz Polish Music Award Winners

On October 23, 2023, during the evening gala in the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, the Koryfeusz Polish Music Awards were presented to this year’s winners. The honorary lifetime achievement award went to Irena Santor, considered the first lady of Polish song and a performer of many unforgettable hits on the Polish music scene. Martyna Pastuszka became…Continue Reading 2023 Koryfeusz Polish Music Award Winners

Nowak’s Appointment in the Philippines

Maestro Grzegorz Nowak, an internationally celebrated conductor and longtime friend of the Polish Music Center, has just been appointed the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. He will be taking over from Yoshikazu Fukumura, whose tenure with the ensemble ended in 2021. Five candidates were shortlisted for this appointment and, following…Continue Reading Nowak’s Appointment in the Philippines

ZKP Award For Music Education

This year on June 28, the Board of the Polish Composers Union [ZKP] awarded the 8th Polish Composers Union Award in recognition of Grażyna Krzanowska’s outstanding accomplishment in the field of music education. As both a composer and teacher, Krzanowska has spent several years enriching youth in the field of contemporary music. The award ceremony…Continue Reading ZKP Award For Music Education