During the ceremonial gala at the National Theater in Warsaw on 12 June 2019, the Minister of Culture and National Heirtage, Professor Piotr Gliński, awarded creators, animators and patrons whose activity notably contributes to the development, dissemination and protection of culture. The prizes were awarded in seventeen categories.
The Annual Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage is granted since 1997 to artists, creators and culture animators in acknowledgement of their total achievements or for exceptional achievements in a given year in the field they represent. This prestigious award allows the Minister of Culture and National Heritage to highlight the most important trends and phenomena in Polish culture by honoring people who create and represent them. The National Center for Culture is responsible for organizing the annual Awards Gala of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
This year, the distinctions of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in the field of "Music" were given to two Polish musicians: Agata Zubel – composer and vocalist, lecturer at the Academy of Music in Wrocław, regular member of the Polish Composers' Union, and Piotr Moss – a laureate of many Polish and French awards and honorable mentions, who lives and works in Paris, a member of the Polish Composers' Union since 1977.