Triple Hit For Kwiecinski

Canzon de’baci by Andrzej Kwieciński (b. 1984) won a prize for the best work by a young composer and a recommendation in the general category at the 61st International Rostrum of Composers (IRC). As an additional prize, Kwieciński was awarded a commission for a new composition from the International Music Council and Radio France. The…Continue Reading Triple Hit For Kwiecinski

Kraków Composers’ Festival

From June 8-14, the 26th edition of the International Festival of Kraków Composers will be held. The Festival is organized by the Kraków branch of the Polish Composers’ Union (ZKP), led by artistic director Marcel Chyrzyński. The program will include works by Marek Stachowski, Maciej Zieliński, Zbigniew Bujarski, Michał Jakub Papara, Witold Lutosławski, Mikołaj Górecki,…Continue Reading Kraków Composers’ Festival

Zubel Wins Polonica Nova Prize

On April 12, during the final concert of the 2014 Musica Polonica Nova festival, composer and vocalist Agata Zubel had declared the winner of the Polonica Nova prize for her 2010 composition entitled Not I for voice, instrumental ensemble and electronics with text of Samuel Beckett. The jury, chaired by Szymon Bywalec, found Agata Zubel’s…Continue Reading Zubel Wins Polonica Nova Prize

Gloria Artis for Adrian Thomas

Adrian Thomas, a leading authority on Polish music, was recently awarded the Golden Gloria Artis medal for his outstanding contribution to the study and promotion of Polish music. Poland’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Witold Sobków, decorated Professor Thomas at London’s Royal Festival Hall at a ceremony accompanying the world premiere of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s…Continue Reading Gloria Artis for Adrian Thomas

2014 Fryderyk Awards

The voting results of the 1,200-member Polish Phonographic Academy were announced on April 24 during the gala award ceremony at the Sala Kongresowa in Warsaw. An honor similar to the American Grammy Awards, the 2014 Fryderyk trophies were awarded in 34 categories of popular, classical and jazz music. Winners in Classical Music: Artist of the…Continue Reading 2014 Fryderyk Awards

Opera Oscar For Poland

  The second International Opera Awards took place on April 7, 2014 in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Highlights of the evening included a surprise performance from Male Singer of the year, winner Stuart Skelton. Intended to be an honor similar to the ‘Oscars’ for film, the annual ‘Operas’—as they are unofficially called by audiences—are global…Continue Reading Opera Oscar For Poland

Gloria Artis For Lady Panufnik

“It’s difficult to find ambassadors who work so diligently and with such uncommon dedication for Polish culture as Lady Camilla Paunfnik in London. You embody everything that we treasure the most, and your own art gives us much happiness and admiration. This source of esteem and pride is not only steadfast, it’s also long-lasting. I…Continue Reading Gloria Artis For Lady Panufnik