Thursday, November 4, 2021

Zeit Magazin about Ludomir Różycki’s PHOENIX Violin Concerto


I am very pleased that Zeit Magazin devoted a few pages publishing a wonderful article written by the fantastic Carolin Pirich about Ludomir Różycki. It allows thousands of people to find out about the reconstructed concert, life story of Ludomir and the PHOENIX album with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Grzegorz Nowak and Warner Classics.

When you listen to it for the first time, the violin concerto sounds like the gardens in which it was probably created, idyllically, in the abundance of life. A single solo voice stands above the orchestra, but also agrees with it again and again. From time to time the timpani rumble, sometimes the drums in the background. Like a thunderstorm. Or a weapon of war. Only at the end does the violin emerge again. Then the music just stops. A few final chords, bam, bam, done.

I am grateful to Carolin for the insight, authenticity and thorough investigation. Getting to the sources and telling this story to the world. 😍🌏 Thank you! 🙏



Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Phoenix listed on the Long List of Quarterly Critic’s Choice of PdSK!

In the association »Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik« (German Record Critics’ Award; abbreviated: PdSK), Music critics and journalists from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland regularly come together to honor outstanding music and spoken word productions. Made up of a maximum of 160 jurors, the PdSK places great importance on reaching independent judgments, unaffected by the interests of recording or audiobook producers.

The jurors of the PdSK sift through and check all new publications quarter by quarter. Each panel of experts consists of up of five jurors. With currently 32 specialist juries, the entire, diverse spectrum of genres is covered, from symphonic music to opera to harpsichord music and spoken word, from jazz to folklore and heavy metal to rock and hip-hop. The jurors publish Quarterly Critic’s Choices, and once a year award Annual Awards and Honorary Awards to artists and producers at public events, and the »Nachtigall«, the highest artistic distinction, at irregular intervals. All award winners, from the Quarterly Critic’s Choice titles to the »Nachtigall«, are entitled to use the »German Record Critics’ Award« seal of approval as a sticker.

Album PHOENIX is listed on the Long List 3/2021 in category: Concertos. Fingers crossed!

Friday, July 23, 2021

PHOENIX nominated to the Opus Klassik Award in two categories!

Janusz Wawrowski’s PHOENIX album has been nominated for the prestigious OPUS KLASSIK award 2021 in two categories:

  • best performance of the concerto for the PHOENIX Violin Concerto by Ludomir Różycki with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Grzegorz Nowak


Listen to the music on:

Apple Music

  • best videoclip made in collaboration with Kilmulis Design and Jacob Shaw // SCS Consultacy


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Monday, March 29, 2021

The Strad about Różycki’s Concerto!

Session Report: Shining a light

Polish virtuoso Janusz Wawrowski’s new arrangement of Ludomir Różycki’s Violin Concerto reveals a far more optimistic work than its wartime origins suggest, writes Harry White

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The PHOENIX Project Online Studio TONIGHT!

The pandemic unfortunately thwarted the plans of our concert in London and press conference, but we didn’t give up!

I would like to invite all of you to see our new movie about the Phoenix Project. It will be a musical evening with artists, journalists and musicologists. ✨

We start on TONIGHT, 18.03.2021 at 19:00!