A concert of the winners of the Kazimierz Serocki 16th International Composers' Competition will take place on 30 November 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw.
A meeting of the Jury of the Kazimierz Serocki 16th International Composers' Competition took place on 4-6 October 2019 in Radziejowice. 144 scores were submitted for the competition, held under the honorary patronage of the Polish Composers' Union. The jury composed of Fredrik Österling (Sweden), Paul Patterson (United Kingdom) and Dariusz Przybylski (Poland), awarded four prizes and three honorable mentions.
The first prize of PLN 13,000 was awarded to Jinseok Choi – a composer from South Korea – for the work Pathos. Adam Vilagi (Finland) received the second prize of PLN 8,000 for the work Directions. The third prize of PLN 4,000 was awarded to Hugh Collins Rici (Great Britain) for the work Canto Celato. Jinseok Choi also received a Special Award of the PWM Edition for the youngest laureate (a set of Polish contemporary scores). Honorable mentions went to: Youngwoo Yoo (South Korea), Minzuo Lu (China) and Zhaoyu Zhang (China). The awards were funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Polish Society of Authors and Composers ZAiKS, Witold Lutosławski Society and the Association of Polish Musicians.
The Winners' Concert, co-organized with Polish Radio Programme 2, will feature works by the Competition's patron – Kazimierz Serocki, Jinseok Choi, Adam Vilaga and Hugh Collins Rice. The compositions will be performed by outstanding artists specializing in contemporary music: Łukasz Długosz and Agata Kielar-Długosz, Hashtag Ensemble, Seweryn Zapłatyński, Franciszek Olszowski, Alicja Kieruzalska, Łukasz Łacny and Krystyna Wiśniewska. The concert will be recorded and broadcast in the Programme 2 of Polish Radio, and then offered to the European Broadcasting Union.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.