From 12 April to 15 April 2021, the “Harmonia” Choir of the University of Silesia directed by Prof. Izabella Zielecka-Panek was participating in the 9th International Competition Sibiriada 2021. This year’s edition featured 3,500 participants in 15 categories. Due to the current situation involving the pandemic, auditions were held online, based on previously uploaded materials.
The jury selected five equal winners from all music categories, who were awarded the “best performer” diplomas. “Harmonia” Choir was awarded the prestigious title of the best performer of the 9th International Competition Sibiriada, and Prof. Izabella Zielecka-Panek was distinguished with the award for the best conductor.
53 ensembles competed in the choral music category. The “Harmonia” Choir and the “Ad libitum” Chamber Choir, in which sing mostly the graduates of the University of Silesia, were awarded the 1st degree laureate diplomas.
International Competition Sibiriada 2021 was organised by the Kemerovo State Institute of Culture, located in Siberia. The event aims to develop artistic traditions, recognize talented performers and original artistic ensembles, and promote the value of musical professionalism in society.