We have the pleasure of informing you that the Fryderyk awards were granted in 2021 to our professors and graduates in ten categories of classical music.
The winner of the category The Outstanding Recording of Polish Music was the album with violin and piano sonatas by Grażyna Bacewicz in the rendition of Jakub Jakowicz and Bartosz Bednarczyk. Sound directors: Andrzej Sasin i Aleksandra Nagórko
The Songs by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki performed by Urszula Kryger, Jadwiga Rappé, Robert Gierlach and Ewa Guz-Seroki triumphed in the Chamber Music category. Sound directors: Marcin Domżał, Marcin Guz
The album ‘Moniuszko. Complete Solo Piano works’, interpreted by Marcin T. Łukaszewski was recognized for the best solo recital. Sound director: Andrzej Brzoska
Publisher: Chopin University Press
The successive record with concertos by Krzysztof Penderecki received the Fryderyk award in the category Album of the Year / Concerto category. This year it was the album Concerto per fisarmonica ed orchestra. Concerto per flauto (sassofono) ed orchestra da camera featuring Maciej Frąckiewicz, Bartłomiej Duś and the Polish Jerzy Semkow Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Maciej Tworek and Krzysztof Penderecki. Sound directors: Małgorzata Polańska i Marcin Guz
The opera Ahat-ilī. Siostra bogów (Ahat- ilī . Sister to the Gods) by Aleksander Nowak with libretto by Olga Tokarczuk (feat.: Ewa Biegas, Joanna Freszel, Łukasz Konieczny, Urszula Kryger, Bartłomiej Misiuda, Jan Jakub Monowid, Sebastian Szumski, the Polish Radio Choir and the AUKSO City of Tychy Chamber Orchestra led by Marek Moś) was honoured with the Fryderyk award for the Album of the Year / Oratorio and Opera Music.
The winner of the category Album of the Year / Contemporary Music was the album "Midnight Stories. Contemporary Music of Polish Composers" by Art'n'Voices. The album includes works by composers: Paweł Łukaszewski, Michał Malec, Zuzanna Falkowska, and Jakub Szafrański. Sound director: Przemysław Kunda.
This year's award of the category Album of the Year - Choral Music was reseved to the album "Roman Padlewski, Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa. Tearfully" performed by the Katowice City Singers' Ensemble "Camerata Silesia" and instrumentalists of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice conducted by Anna Szostak (sound directors: Krzysztof Kuraszkiewicz, Jacek Guzowski).
The Phonographic Academy Awards in jazz and entertainment music were presented during a gala concert that took place on August 5, 2021 in Szczecin. Sanah's album "Królowa dram" triumphed in the Album of the Year POP category. Hania Rani became the Composer of the Year.