Will the album of Feliks Nowowiejski pieces bring the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra another prestigious award?
In the spring of this year, the album featuring two concertos by Feliks Nowowiejski – the piano in C Minor, op. 60 (known as Slavic), and cello, op. 55 – recorded by Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra under Łukasz Borowicz with pianist Jacek Kortus and cellist Bartosz Koziak, was awarded the 2023 Fryderyk Prize.
Now, it has been nominated for the 2024 edition of one of the most prestigious musical awards in the world, the International Classical Music Awards (in the “Premiere Recordings” category).
World phonographic premiere, the album “Felix Nowowiejski, Piano Concerto in D Minor, Op. 60, Slavic, Cello Concerto op. 55” was published by DUX and co-funded by Culture Promotion Fund, an earmarked state fund of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, under “The Musical Trace” programme operated by the National Institute for Music and Dance.
Nominated for the ICMA several times in the past, the PPO won the prestigious trophy in 2018 for the recording of Quo vadis also by Feliks Nowowiejski.
This year, the album of Nowowiejski’s concertos competes with 375 productions from around the world. The finalists will be announced on 11 December, while the winners – on 18 January 2024. The award ceremony and gala concert shall be held at the Palau de la Musica in Valencia on 12 April 2024.
Łukasz Borowicz, who led the orchestra during the recordings of Feliks Nowowiejski’s concertos, has received one more nomination for 2024 ICMA– for “Complete Symphonic Works Vol. 1 Bacewicz: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4” recorded with WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, and published by cpo.
Sincere congratulations to our ensemble’s Chief Conductor!