17 February 2020 Fryderyki Music Awards 2020 – nominations for Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra

Phonographic Academy has just announced the nominations for Fryderyki Music Awards 2020 presented to the leading publications of classical music released in 2019.

Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra is among the leaders of the nominated symphonic orchestras.

In the Best Choral and Oratorias Music Album category there are two albums recorded by Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra led by Łukasz Borowicz: one with mythological cantatas “Milda” and “Nijoła” by Stanisław Moniuszko, as well as the composer’s “Paria”. Both of them are world phonographic premieres published by DUX in the Year of Stanisław Moniuszko.

Nominations in the Most Outstanding Polish Music Recording and the Best Symphonic and Concerto Music Album categories were also given to “100 for 100. Musical Decades of Freedom” album. It was released in cooperation with Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Łukasz Borowicz which performed “Kaziuki” by Tadeusz Szeligowski. The album with “Milda” and “Nijoła” cantatas was recorded by Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra along with the soloists: Wioletta Chodowicz (soprano), Maria Jaskulska-Chrenowicz (soprano), Ewa Wolak (alto), Sylwester Smulczyński (tenor), Robert Gierlach (baritone), Szymon Kobyliński (basso), as well as the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir prepared by Violetta Bielecka.

Whereas the album featuring the concert version of “Paria” opera was recorded by the Poznan Philharmonics with the cooperation with such soloists as Katarzyna Hołysz (soprano), Robert Jezierski (basso), Yuri Gorodetski (tenor), Szymon Komasa (baritone), Tomasz Warmijak (tenor) and National Philharmonic Choir prepared by Bartosz Michałowski.

We are happy to add that yet another album under the leadership of the Chief Guest Conductor of Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Łukasz Borowicz, was nominated to Fryderyki Awards. This time he conducted the Polish National Radio Symphonic Orchestra in Katowice and Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Choir in Cracow. They recorded, along with the soloists Claudia Barainsky, the album with Krzysztof Meyer’s Symphony No. 8 (DUX), which was nominated in the Best Contemporary Music Album category.

To find out who receives the Fryderyki statues we have to wait till the 8th of March, when the award ceremony for the best publishing of classical music of 2019 is held. It is organized in the headquarters of the Polish National Radio Symphonic Orchestra in Katowice.