With pride we would like to inform you that the record “Karłowicz.Philharmonic.Szczecin has been nominated for a Fryderyk Award (the annual award in Polish music) in the category “album of the year - symphonic and concert music”.
This unique album with compositions by outstanding Polish artists constitutes a symbolic tribute to the Philharmonic’s patron on his 140th birthday.
The record was created from two recording sessions in June and August of 2016. The Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Łukasz Borowicz - a laureate of the Polityka Passport Award (an annual prestigious Polish award presented by the weekly magazine Polityka since 1993), together with the remarkable violinist of Szczecin origin, Bartłomiej Nizioł, met in the golden hall of the Szczecin Philharmonic and performed pieces by Mieczysław Karłowicz. During the first session, “Violin Concerto in A Major” op.8 and “The Sorrowful Tale” op.13 were recorded, while during the second the musicians played “Lithuanian Rhapsody” op.11.
Hein Laabs from Berlin, a professional sound engineer, supervised the whole recording process. He cooperates with one of the most renowned record labels, Deutsche Grammophon, on an everyday basis. Mr Laabs specialises in making recordings of classic music. He has cooperated with Łukasz Borowicz before.
The album may be purchased at the Philharmonic shop as well as online at filharmonia.szczecin.pl/sklep
The nomination can be found here