During the Award Ceremony of the International Classical Music Awards on 21 April in Wroclaw three ensembles from the National Forum of Music will enrich the Award presentation, showing how rightly NFM deserves the Special Achievement Award it has been awarded by the ICMA Jury.
The LutosAir Quintet will play music by György Ligeti. One of the most active and versatile Polish wind ensembles, the LutosAir Quintet has performed at the most important Polish festivals, and has given concerts in England, Germany, Egypt, and Denmark. The ensemble’s discography includes several albums with music from the 20th and 21st centuries.
The LutosAir Quintet was founded in 2013 and is one of the resident ensembles of the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw.
Then, the Polish Cello Quartet will be heard with Alexander Tansman Deux mouvements. Polish Cello Quartet was formed on the initiative of Tomasz Daroch, Wojciech Fudala, Krzysztof Karpeta and Adam Krzeszowiec. They have played at many international music festivals. Since 2011 they have premiered more than twenty new compositions. The members of PCQ are the founders and organizers of the International Cello Academy. The debut album of the PCQ, Discoveries (CD Accord) was released in 2017. Two years later their second album containing works of Polish 20th century composer Grazyna Bacewicz (Chandos) has been awarded by a prestigious Fryderyk Music Award. In 2014 the Quartet became a resident ensemble of National Forum of Music in Wroclaw.
The Wroclaw Baroque Ensemble will play music by Marcin Mielczewski.
Specializing in historically informed performance, the group presents a variety of early music, from chamber works to oratorios and cantatas, keeping a particular interest in heritage of Polish Renaissance and Baroque. It was founded in 2012 by Andrzej Kosendiak and from the very beginning it has been operating under his artistic direction. Currently, it is one of the resident ensembles of the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw.
Wroclaw Baroque Ensemble boasts a wide recording catalogue, and many recordings have been awarded international prizes.