On March 11, 2019, the Jury of the Second Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers in Krakow selected the winners of the competition.
37 scores from Armenia, Austria, Chile, China, Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Canada, Israel, South Korea, Poland, Slovakia, USA, Great Britain and Italy were submitted, 5 of which were rejected due to non-compliance with rules.
The jury was composed of: Marcel Chyrzyński (chairman), Zbigniew Bargielski, Ivan Buffa (Slovakia), Justyna Duda-Krane (Quartet Dafo) and Wojciech Widłak. The secretary of the Contest was Aleksandra Patalas.
The jury, after reviewing 32 scores, decided to award the Main Prize in the amount of USD 1,000 to Szepty (Emblem: 500.K53). In addition, the Jury decided to award three honorable distinctions for the works: Interpolations (Emblem: 211289), De profundis (Emblem: bz # 2205) and San-Guei (Emblem: CSC9). After opening the envelopes, it turned out that the winner of the Main Prize is Olgierd Juzala-Deprati from Poland. Among the distinguished composers there are Otto Wanke from Austria (Emblem: 211289), Andrzej Ojczenasz from Poland (Emblem: bz # 2205) and Xinyang Wang from China (Emblem: CSC9).
The official reading of the protocol and the premiere of the winner's work will take place during the concert on May 15, 2019 at 7.00 p.m. in the "Florianka" Auditorium of the Academy of Music in Krakow. The concert will take place as part of the 31st International Festival of Krakow Composers, and the award-winning work will be performed by the Dafo String Quartet from Poland.