Krzysztof Penderecki, whose name was widely known and recognised in the world of culture and music, died at the age of 86. His legacy includes among others the European Krzysztof Penderecki Music Centre in Lusławice. As a proud patron, we supported the activity of this institution. We believe that despite this irreparable loss, the Centre will continue to be an inspiration for many young musicians.
The legacy of Krzysztof Penderecki is a powerful impact not only on Polish, but also on global history of culture. He was an outstanding composer, conductor and teacher. His music has been played and appreciated on all continents for more than half a century now. He was awarded honorary doctorate and honorary membership by a few dozen universities as well as major artistic and scientific academies. “His value as an artist is reflected in numerous distinctions in the country and abroad, as well as in awards granted in various countries around the world (such as e.g. the prestigious Grammy award), international festivals and competitions organised under his name, but the greatest homage is every rendition of his pieces by renowned musicians and the best orchestras in the most famous concert halls in the world” – this is a memento we can find on the website of the European Krzysztof Penderecki Music Centre in Lusławice.
The Centre was opened in 2013 and it is one of Krzysztof Penderencki’s greatest accomplishments. But it was not only his name, but also his personal involvement that made the institution what it was: a source of inspiration for talented young musicians. The Centre organised numerous masterclasses, solo workshops, as well as chamber music and orchestra trainings, seminars, lectures and meetings with renowned authorities in humanities. As a result, young musicians experienced the desire to improve their skill and strive for artistic perfection and maturity.
For years, Nowy Styl was a proud supporter of the Centre as the Patron of Educational and Concert Programmes. Courses included in the Programmes were attended by thousands of participants and their concerts attracted large audiences each year. We also helped furnish the interior of the impressive facility by providing seats on which the audience can relax and enjoy the music. We believe this was our contribution to this magnificent enterprise.
We would now like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of Krzysztof Penderecki, to his friends and colleagues from the European Krzysztof Penderecki Music Centre in Lusławice. We strongly believe that although the Master is no longer with us, his work will be continued and will be a living memento of his artistic accomplishment.
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