Krzysztof Penderecki International Composers’ Competition ARBORETUM 2023

Protokol – 1st round of the Krzysztof Penderecki International Composers’ Competition – Certamen Compositorum Internationale ARBORETUM

There was a jury meeting on October 2 – 3, 2023 at the Radom Chamber Orchestra’s Concert Hall, 53 Żeromskiego str., Radom.

94 works have been sent to the competition out of which 91 have met the competition’s criteria.

3 works was disqualified for not adhering to the regulations of the competition.

The jury, consisting of:

Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa – chairwoman

Piotr Moss

Paul Patterson

Maciej Żółtowski (on-line)


Agnieszka Stanicka – secretary of the jury

selected the following works to be performed in the 2nd round (alphabetic order):

  1. Oscar Colomina i Bosch Open the curtains (ID: Colorado02Touch)
  2. Per Dybro Sorensen Clouds 2023 (CL23)
  3. Dorothee Eberhardt-Lutz Streicher pur for string orchestra (ID: R45511)
  4. Alessandro Grego El mar de l’eterno (ID: Verul)
  5. Marcin Jachim Fantazja na orkiestrę smyczkową (ID: Blue_Ramzes!)
  6. Kornel Thomas Ice (ID: Climate1.5c)

Final Concert: December 9th, 2023, Krzysztof Penderecki
Concert Hall in Radom

Szymon Morus – conductor
Radomska Orkiestra Kameralna

Total value of prizes: 45000 PLN

Rules ARBORETUM 2023
Application form – pdf
Application form – doc

Entry fee for participants is 70 EURPayPal

The entries should be sent by e-mail to:

Radom Chamber Orchestra proudly announces Krzysztof Penderecki International Composers’ Competition ARBORETUM 2023

Radom City can be proud of its centuries-old music tradition. The most distinguished Polish composer of the Middle Ages, Nicholas of Radom, created his music in this royal city. It emphasises the standing and the importance of the centre, also on the cultural map of the Jagiellonian country. The people of Radom have always felt a strong need to create and exist in a cultural field. It is proved by organisation of the International Composers’ Competition – Certamen Compositorum Internationale ARBORETUM and the commitment of one of the most distinguished composers of our times, Krzysztof Penderecki. The Competition originated from the need to experience art, felt both by creators and the public. It is worth emphasizing that so far Prof. Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the greatest Polish composers, had a decisive voice in choosing a composer whose work deserves special recognition. This year, Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, his student and an important figure in Polish music culture, agreed to be the chairwoman of the jury. Six compositions will be presented during the competition’s second round, concert for final selection performed by the Radom Chamber Orchestra. It will take place in the Krzysztof Penderecki Concert Hall in Radom on the 9th of December 2023. ARBORETUM accepts works scored for a string orchestra.

Co-financed by the Municipality of Radom:



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