Witold Szalonek International Composers' Competiti
Format: COMPACT DISC
Glinka, Iwona; Rózanska, Marta; Pachowicz, Miroslaw; Wojciechowski, Andrzej
The album WITOLD SZALONEK International Composers’ Competition, Kwidzyn 2018, contains the awarded works of the final stage of the competition that took the place in Kwidzyn on 4 and 5 June 2018 as part of the concert season of the 2nd International Festival "Kwidzyn Music Spring". The idea for the Witold Szalonek International Composers' Competition 2018 – 1st Edition was born of the idea of creating a project that would be aimed at getting to know the contemporary music of our time, dedicated to the memory of the great Polish composer of the 20th century, Witold Szalonek (1927-2001). Works from 16 countries were submitted and a committee composed of: Marcel Chyrzynski (Poland), Dagfinn Koch (Norway), Miroslaw Pachowicz (Poland), Mark Hartt-Palmer (Great Britain), Dariusz Przybylski (Poland), Michail Travlos (Greece / Poland ) chose 17 works from 11 countries. Among them are composers already with a very rich career, distinguished academic professors, and talented youth: Mats O Hansson (Sweden), Christopher Bochmann, George Holloway (United Kingdom), Ali Afshary (Iran), Franciszek Araszkiewicz (Poland), Mario Folli, Gaetano Lorandi (Italy), Elena Papari, Ananias Ananiadis, Dimitris Mantzirakis, Dimitris Tsimpanos ( Greece), Shoryu Itazu, Ryuji Kubota (Japan), Robert Lemay (Canada), Kong Zhixuan (China), Jaime Belmonte Caparrós (Spain), Martín Rincón Botero (Colombia). Biographical notes of composers and artists complement the beautiful words of Justyna Liguz: Yellow flowers, as a symbol of the spring born against the background of the castle in Kwidzyn, are at the same time a showcase of the place where the International Kwidzyn Music Spring Festival takes place. The Gothic stronghold is part of the cathedral and castle complex with its unique architecture. The building was constructed in the 14th century in the diocese of Pomezania for the needs of canons of the chapter. Throughout history, the function of the castle underwent radical changes. There were offices, magazines, a court, a prison, and even a school. In 1950, medieval walls were intended for a museum that operates in the cultural space of Kwidzyn and the entire region up to this day.