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Camerata Silesia conducted by Prof. A. Szostak-Myrczek wins Feniks Award

06.05.2024 - 15:18 update 07.05.2024 - 15:19
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Tags: art

Feniks Awards 2024 were presented in April. The album Christus vincit – Camerata Silesia sings Paweł Łukaszewski received a distinction in the ‘Christian Music – classical / contemporary’ category.

The Camerata Silesia Katowice City Singers’ Ensemble and Prof. Anna Szostak-Myrczek, director and conductor of the ensemble from the Faculty of Arts and Educational Science of the University of Silesia, won the Feniks Award. The award was also presented to Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Muzyki im. Andrzeja Krzanowskiego [Andrzej Krzanowski Friends of Music Association] – the publisher of the album.

Camerata Silesia is the leading chamber singers group in Poland. It was established in 1990 by Prof. Anna Szostak-Myrczek who remains its conductor to this day. In over 30 years of activity, the ensemble earned international recognition performing in the most prestigious concert halls in Europe and Asia. The group members regularly participate in the largest international music festivals in Poland.

Prof. Anna Szostak-Myrczek is a conductor, educator, and professor of music. She established and conducted several vocal ensembles and won a lot of awards at Polish and foreign music festivals. She gained the most recognition as a conductor of the Camerata Silesia Katowice City Singers’ Ensemble, which she has been leading continuously since its establishment in 1990. In 2015 she received the Gloria Artis Bronze Medal for Merit in Culture for special achievements in artistic and cultural activity and protecting national culture and heritage.

Feniks Awards are presented each year by Stowarzyszenie Wydawców Katolickich [Catholic Publishers’ Association]. The aim is to recognise and promote valuable publications on Catholicism and those that positively demonstrate Christian values.

The full list of laureates is available on the award’s website.

Prof. dr hab. Anna Szostak-Myrczek z nagrodą i dyplomem w rękach

Prof. Anna Szostak-Myrczek | private archive

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