It is the third time when an album recorded by Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra has been nominated for International Classical Music Awards (ICMA), one of the most prestigious phonographic awards in the world.
In January 2018 we celebrated receiving ICMA 2018. Poznan Philharmonic obtained it for the recording of Feliks Nowowiejski’s “Quo Vadis” Oratorio performed by the soloists (Wioletta Chodowicz, Robert Gierlach and Wojciech Gierlach), Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir prepared by Violetta Bielecka and Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Łukasz Borowicz.
In the same year we got the nomination for ICMA 2019 for the recordings of Symphonies No. 2 and No. 3 by Feliks Nowowiejski played by Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra led by Łukasz Borowicz. Now another album of ours, “Stanislaw Moniuszko, Cantatas Milda/Nijola” has been nominated for ICMA 2021.
“Milda” and “Nijola” are scarcely currently known cantatas composed by Stanislaw Moniuszko. They are both inspired by Józef Ignacy Kraszewski’s poem “Witolorauda” and refer to Lithuanian mythology. Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra recorded them along with soloists: Wioletta Chodowicz (soprano), Maria Jaskulska-Chrenowicz (soprano), Ewa Wolak (mezzosoprano), Sylwester Smulczyński (tenor), Robert Gierlach (baritone), Szymon Kobyliński (bass) and Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir prepared by Violetta Bielecka. The artists performed under the baton of Łukasz Borowicz. Double album, which was the world phonographic premiere, was published by DUX label.
The ICMA 2021 list of nominees contains 365 albums released by 122 record labels. The short list will be announced on the 15th of December, while the winners – on the 20th of January 2021. The prize giving ceremony will take place during a gala concert with the participation of Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein led by Yaron Traub in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, on the 18th of April 2021.