The winners of the 11th edition of the Coryphaeus of Polish Music Award, organised by the National Institute of Music and Dance from the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, were announced on 14 November 2021 at the Awards Gala on TVP Kultura. The ceremony was broadcast live on TVP Kultura and on the Internet.
The awards went to:
- in the "Honorary Award" category: Lidia Grychtołówna – for lifetime artistic activity;
- in the "Discovery of the Year" category: Kinga Głyk – bass guitarist, for virtuosity in playing the bass guitar, achieving success on European stages and continuing the tradition of outstanding jazz bassists;
- in the "Personality of the Year" category: Aleksander Nowak – composer, for a number of world premieres in the 2020/2021 season, with particular emphasis on the premiere of lo firgai. Mask by Klangforum Wien and Agata Zubel in Vienna;
- in the "Event of the Year" category: publication of Danuta Gwizdalanka's book The Seducer. A Thing About Karol Szymanowski – for an intriguing and insightful monograph of Karol Szymanowski, which analyzes the composer's personality.
The winners selected by the Polish music community were awarded with statuettes designed by Professor Adam Myjak. The awards in the "Personality of the Year" category and the Honorary Award were accompanied by financial awards sponsored by the STOART Union of Performing Artists and the ZAiKS Association of Authors.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
More information: www.koryfeusz.org.pl