The names of the winners will be announced at a special gala held on November 11, 2015 in the Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio. The awards are granted in 3 categories: Personality of the Year, Event of the Year and Honorary Award.
Nominees for the “Personality of the Year” category: saxophonist Paweł Gusnar; jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Nikola Kołodziejczyk; composers Paweł Mykietyn and Marcin Stańczyk; conductor Anna Szostak-Myrczek. The winner of the Honorary Award will be presented during the award-giving ceremony. Nominations for the Event of the Year:
• Concert and album Requiem ludowe (Folk Requiem) performed by Adam Strug and Kwadrofonik, recorded by Polish Radio Programme 2
• Opening of the new concert venue of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice
• G.F. Händel’s Agrippina – performance staged in the Stanislavian Theatre of the Royal Łazienki in Warsaw, organized by the ”Dramma per musica” Association
• Productions of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera Iolanta by Tchaikovsky and Bluebeard's Castle by Bartók, directed by Mariusz Treliński, staged in the Matropolitan Opera in New York
• Viktoria Nowak winning the Eurovision Young Dancers 2015 Competition
The winners receive commemorative statuettes designed by Prof. Adam Myjak, while the financial rewards are funded by ZAiKS Authors’ Association (Polish Society of Authors and Composers) and by STOART Union of Performing Artists.
The gala concert titled Polish Parade will be performed by: Viktora Nowak (winner of the Eurovision Young Dancers 2015), Włodek Pawlik (winner of Grammy 2014), Dorota Miśkiewicz with ensemble (Tomasz Kałwak - piano, Artur Lesicki - guitar, Michał Kapczuk - double bass, Robert Luty - percussion), and Polish Radio Orchestra conducted by Michał Klauza. The programme includes compositions by Henryk Wars, Władysław Szpilman, Jerzy Wasowski, Włodzimierz Nahorny and Włodek Pawlik.