"Fryderyk" Music Award

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May 28, 2022

The "Fryderyk" Music Award - music awards granted in Poland since 1995. Since 1999, they have been awarded by the Phonographic Academy established by the Audio-Video Producers Association. It consists of over 1,000 artists, music journalists and professionals from the Polish phonographic industry. The name of the award refers to the name of the Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin. In the years 2007–2018, the Music Marketing Agency STX Jamboree was the co-organizer of the plebiscite. The ZAiKS Authors' Association has been the co-organizer since 2018.

Awarding a prize

Voting takes place in two rounds. In the first stage, members of the Academy vote for the items of their choice from the list of record publishers for a given year, which is based on applications sent by record companies. After this vote, nominations are made in each category (usually five). In the second round, members of the Academy vote again - this time only for one of the nominations in each category. Voting is secret and the results are summarized by an independent audit company. The prizes are awarded in March each year.

Statuette

Originally, the statuette resembled a caricature of Frederic Chopin with an earring in the ear, a white tailcoat and a large head. The present Fryderyk statuette was designed in 1996 and made by Dorota Dziekiewicz-Pilich. It is modeled on the artist's husband - Marcin Pilich.

Categories

Light music section: album of the year pop rock album of the year metal album of the year album of the year electronics album of the year indie pop alternative pop album of the year alternative album of the year album of the year blues folk / world music album of the year album of the year hip-hop album of the year illustrative music (film music, music for games, theater performances) album of the year poetic music album of the year - children's and youth music new performance band / art project of the year artist of the year artist of the year author of the year composer of the year Music Producer of the Year song of the year (statuette for the performer, author and composer) phonographic debut of the year music video of the year Classical music section: Album of the year, choral music album of the year oratorio and opera music Early Music Album of the Year chamber music album of the year symphonic music album of the year album of the year - concert music contemporary music album of the year album of the year - solo recital the best Polish album abroad the most outstanding recording of Polish music Jazz section: artist of the year phonographic debut of the year album of the year (statuette for a performer and music producer) Golden Fryderyk Entertainment music Jazz music Classical music

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Light music section: artist of the year (statuette for the performer) dance album of the year / electronics / club music album of the year, ethno / folk / music of traditions and sources album of the year, sung poetry / author's music alternative music album of the year arranger of the year the best graphic design of the album the best foreign album (on the Polish market) album of the year re-edition / archival recording concert of the year event of the year Classical music section: composer of the year phonographic debut of the year orchestral music album of the year album of the year - solo / solo music album of the year, vocal music album of the year - archival recordings best classical music album (1994) / classical music album of the year artist of the year album of the year, choral and oratorio music album of the year - choral, oratorio and opera music album of the year - early and baroque music album of the year, vocal recital album of the year opera operetta ballet Jazz section: musician of the year composer of the year composer / arranger of the year

Editions

Summary of the number of Fryderyk editions broadcast by TV

18 - TVP (8 on TVP1 and 10 on TVP2; as well as 5 on TVP Kultura-2 in 2009 and 2018 and classical music gala Fryderyk 2020, Fryderyk 2021 and Fryderyk 2022) 5 - TVN Discovery Polska Group (5 on TVN and 1 on Metro TV - classical music gala) 1 - TV Puls Other 4 editions of Fryderyk in the years 2003-2006