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8th Krzysztof Komeda Composers’ Competition


of the meeting of the Jury of the 8th Krzysztof Komeda Composers’ Competition

on 13th November 2013

The Jury, comprising:

· Professor Ed Partyka, composer; Chairman of the Jury

· Professor Leszek Kułakowski, composer

· Professor Andrzej Zubek, composer

certified that fifty-four entrants submitted works to the Competition and that, in total, eighty-four works were submitted in the two categories thereof. The Jury would like to emphasise the high standard of the entries. Having eliminated works that failed to meet the competition’s conditions and analysing those which qualified, the Jury resolved to award the following prizes:

§ In the OPEN category:

1st Prize:

PLN5,500.00, to Julia Zuzanna Sokolowska, Los Angeles, USA, for her composition entitled All at Once;

2nd Prize:

PLN 2,500.00 for Michał Ciesielski, Poland, for his composition entitled Jazz Concerto for Piano and Big Band;

3rd Prize:

PLN 2,000.00 to Anton Pyvovarov, Ukraine for his composition entitled Coming Back;

Honourable mentions:

an award of PLN 1,000.00 to Štěpánka Balcarová, Czech Republic, for her composition entitled Song for Children;

an award of PLN 1,000.00 to Kamil Kosecki, Poland, for his composition entitled Dislocation of Time in a Mysterious Place;

§ In the Jazz Themes category:

1st Prize:

PLN 3,500.00 to Daniel Nosewicz, Poland for his composition entitled Acid Theme;

2nd Prize:

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PLN 2,000.00 to Sebastian Faust, Germany for his composition entitled Lost;

PLN 2,000.00 to Patryk Walczak, Poland, for his composition entitled The Way;

3rd Prize:

PLN 1,000.00 to Maciej Milewski, Poland, for his composition entitled The Bird’s Reflection.

The prizes are funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the National Culture Centre, under the Centre’s Culture – Interventions grant programme, the Supporting Culture Fund established and administered by the ZAiKS [1] Authors’ Association and the Promotional Fund founded and run by the STOART Performing Artists’ Union.

Radio Koszalin: a fifteen-hour recording session for Patryk Walczak.

Radio Gdańsk: a twelve-hour recording session for Daniel Nosewicz.

[1] Stage Authors’ and Composers’ Union – translator’s note.