Ludwig van Beethoven Association celebrates its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, a gala was held at the Senate Hall of Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow on Monday evening (11 December). Its programme featured a performance by Polish Radio Choir in Lusławice conducted by Maciej Tworek, and a piano recital by Łukasz Krupiński.

During the ceremony, in recognition of the services rendered for the promotion of classical music, by decision of the President of the Republic of Poland, Elżbieta Penderecka, Chair of the Board of Ludwig van Beethoven Association, and General Manager of Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, was presented with the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta, while Andrzej Giza, Executive Manager of Ludwig van Beethoven Association, received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

Partners of Ludwig van Beethoven Association were awarded commemorative diplomas. The list of twenty institutions (incl. the National Opera, Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Krakow Philharmonic, or Beethoven Academy Orchestra) recognised by the Beethoven Association for particularly effective collaboration, also features the Poznań Philharmonic.