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Prizes and awards

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes at the 2nd National Young Composers Competition organised by the Polish Composers Union, for Strophes, Emanations, and Psalms of David, 1959
  • UNESCO Prize for Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, 1961
  • First prize in the Artur Malawski Composition Competition in Kraków for Canon, Kraków 1962
  • 3rd Class Minister of Culture and Art Award for Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, 1962
  • Grosser Kunstpreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen for St Luke Passion (Passio et mors Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam), 1966
  • Prix Italia for St Luke Passion (Passio et mors Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam), 1967
  • Sibelius Gold Medal, Finland 1967
  • Prix Italia for Dies Irae, 1968
  • 1st Class Minister of Culture and Art Award for Dies irae – oratorio commemorating the victims of Auschwitz, 1968
  • Music Prize of the City of Salzburg for St Luke Passion, 1969
  • Award from the Polish Composers Union, 1970
  • Grand Prix National du Disque Lyrique “Orphées d’Or” 1971 for best opera recording for The Devils of Loudun conducted by M. Janowski, 1972
  • Award at the International Olympic Laurel Competition in Munich for Ekecheiria, 1972
  • Prize of the City of Kraków for promotion of culture, 1972
  • Grand Prix International du Disque 1974 for the recording of Utrenya conducted by A. Markowski, 1974
  • Grammy Award Nomination for Magnificat, 1975
  • Grammy Award Nomination for performing Magnificat, 1975
  • Gottfried von Herder Award, Hamburg 1977
  • Prix Arthur Honegger for Magnificat, 1978
  • Golden Pin for the Services to the Land of Kraków, 1979
  • Prize of the Executive Committee of the Regional National Council in Bydgoszcz, 1979
  • Médaille de la Ville de Paris (Échelon Vermeil), 1981
  • Nagroda Sibelius Award from the Wihuri Foundation, Finland 1983
  • 1st Class Minister of Culture and Art Award for Paradise Lost, 1984
  • Prize for eminent services in promotion Polish culture abroad, 1983
  • Premio Lorenzo Magnifico, Italy 1985
  • Samuel Simons Sanford Award, US 1986
  • Stefania Niekrasz Medal awarded by the Association of Polish Musicians Abroad, 1986
  • Wolf Foundation Award, Israel 1987
  • Grammy Award for recording Cello concerto No. 2, 1987
  • Honorary Pin of the City of Poznań, 1987



Krzysztof Penderecki i Elżbieta Penderecki, Cannes Classical Awards 2000 / archiwum rodzinne
Krzysztof Penderecki i Elżbieta Penderecki, Cannes Classical Awards 2000 / archiwum rodzinne
    • Manuel de Falla Gold Medal from Academia de Bellas Artes, Spain 1989
    • Officer of the Order of Saint Georges de Bourgogne, Belgium 1990
    • Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1990
    • Grammy Award Nomination for recording A Polish Requiem, 1991
    • Grammy Award Nomination for St Luke Passion, 1991
    • Gold Medal from the American Institute of Polish Culture in Miami, US 1990
    • Honorary Citizenship of California, US 1990
    • Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, University of Louisville, Kentucky, US 1992
    • The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, US 1992
    • Austrian Decoration for Science and Art, Vienna 1992
    • Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta, 1993
    • UNESCO/IMC Music Prize for eminent contribution to world music, 1993
    • Order of Cultural Merit of the Principality of Monaco, 1993
    • Honorary Citizenship of Strasbourg Medal, 1995
    • Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic, 1996
    • Honorary Citizenship of Władysławowo, 1996
    • Certificate of Merit, Jerusalem 3000, Jerusalem 1997
    • Crystal Award, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland 1997
    • Gold Record for the album Seven Gates of Jerusalem, 1997
    • Medal of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, Lithuania 1998
    • European Prize for Composition (Europäischer Preis für Komposition), Poland 1998
    • Business Centre Club Special Award, Poland 1998
    • Honorary Citizenship of Xalapa-Enriquez, Mexico 1998
    • Medal for the 400th Anniversary of Capitality of Warsaw, 1998
    • Grammy Award for Violin Concerto No. 2 Metamorphoses, 1999
    • Grammy Award for the performance of Violin Concerto No. 2 Metamorphoses, 1999
    • AFIM Indie Award for the recording of Credo, 1999
    • City of Duisburg Music Prize, 1999
    • Honorary Citizenship of Connecticut, 1999
    Elżbieta i Krzysztof Pendereccy, Praemium Imperiale Tokio 2004 / archiwum rodzinne
    Elżbieta i Krzysztof Pendereccy, Praemium Imperiale Tokio 2004 / archiwum rodzinne
    Krzysztof Penderecki 4
    • Best Living Composer, Midem Classic, Cannes, France 2000
    • Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, 2000
    • Adopted Citizen of Puerto Rico, 2000
    • Royal Capital City of Kraków Prize, 2000
    • Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts (Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes), Spain 2001
    • Golden Hipolit Statuette from the Hipolit Cegielski Society in Poznań, Poland 2001
    • Roman Guardini Prize, Catholic Academy in Bavaria, Germany 2001
    • Decoration for Services to Warsaw, Poland 2002
    • Honorary Citizenship of Dębica, Poland 2002
    • Nash Sovremennik, St Petersburg, Russia 2002
    • Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria, Grand Decoration in Gold, 2003
    • Grand Prix from the Culture Foundation, Warsaw, Poland 2003
    • North Rhine-Westphalia State Award, 2003
    • Diamond Baton Prize from the Board of the Polish Radio, Warsaw 2003
    • Honorary Citizenship of Dębica and Podkarpacki County, 2003
    • Honorary Citizenship of Zakliczyn Commune, 2004
    • Honorary Citizenship of Buenos Aires, 2004
    • Medal in Commemoration of 300 Years of St Petersburg, Russia, 2004
    • Praemium Imperiale (World Culture Prize in Memory of His Imperial Highness Prince Takamatsu), Japan 2004
    • Order of the White Eagle, Poland 2005
    • Gloria Artis Gold Medal for Merit to Culture, Poland 2005
    • Baltic Star International Prize, St Petersburg, Russia 2006
    • Commander of the Order of the Three Stars, Riga, Latvia 2006
    • Tadeusz Kotarbiński Medal from the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2006
    • The Order of the Lion of Finland, Helsinki, Finland 2006
    • Gold Medal of the Minister of Culture of Armenia, 2008
    • Leonardo da Vinci Award from the European Academy of Sciences in Hanover, Hanover 2008
    • Order of Bernardo O’Higgins (Officer), Chile 2008
    • Honorary decoration from the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Venezuela 2008
    • Honorary Medal of the City of Toruń, Toruń 2008
    • Eagles at Polish Film Awards 2008 for best music score to Andrzej Wajda’s Katyń, 2008
    • Prize of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, 2008
    • Neptun 2008 Prize of the Mayor of Gdańsk, Poland 2008
    • Honorary Badge of Merit of the Mazowieckie Region, 2008
    • Honorary Badge of Merit of the Podkarpackie Region, Dębica 2008
    • Józef Chełmoński Prize, Radziejowice, Poland 2008
    • Amicus Chori Prize, Gdańsk, Poland 2008
    • Commander of the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Luxembourg 2009
    • Order of Honour from the President of the Republic of Armenia, 2009
    • Golden Fryderyk for lifetime artistic achievement, Poland 2009
    • Honorary Award for lifetime artistic achievement, Kraków, Poland 2009
    • Honorary Citizenship of Bydgoszcz, Poland 2009
    • Distinguished Visitor Bronze Medal of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, Canada 2010
    • Maestro of Honour, Wrocław, Poland 2010
    • Grand Cross of the Order pro Merito Melitensi of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, 2011
    • Sacem Award for the best original music to Quay Brothers’ Maska, France 2011
    • Golden Super Wiktor Award for most outstanding personality from the Polish Television Academy, 2011
    • Special Prize from the ZAIKS Polish Society of Authors and Composers, 2011
    • Viadrina Prize from the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Frankfurt 2012
    • Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 at the International Classical Music Awards, France 2012
    • Glocal Hero Award, the Main Prize of the 2012 Transatlantyk International Theatre and Music Festival, 2012
    • Nuovi Eventi Musicali Award, Florence, Italy 2012
    • Coryphée of Polish Music award, Poland 2012
    • Jerzy Kurczewski Prize, Poznań 2012
    • Gold Medal for Services Rendered to the Polish Olympic Committee, 2012
    • Polityka’s Passport; category: Creator of Culture, Poland 2013
    • Presidential Medal of the Republic of Armenia, 2013
    • Order of the Croatian Morning Star, Zagreb, Croatia 2013
    • Passport of the Civitas Schinesghe distinction from the Starost of Gniezno, Poland 2013
    • Golden Cross of Merit from the Chapter of the Order of St Stanislaus, Gniezno, Poland 2013
    • Coronation Medal from the Mayor of Gniezno, Gniezno 2013
    • SuperGuarantee of Culture from TVP Kultura, 2013
    • Honorary Pin of the Podlaskie Region, Poland 2013
    • Golden Medal of Merit for Services Rendered to the Małopolska Region, 2013
    • Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Istanbul Music Festival, Turkey 2013
    • Merito de Wratislavia: Commemorative Medal for Services to Wrocław, Wrocław 2013
    • Nicolaus Copernicus Astrolabe statuette from the Mayor of Toruń, Poland 2013
    • Honorary Citizenship of Kraków, Kraków 2013
    • Patrimonium Crucis, Bielsko-Biała 2013
    • Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, First Class, Estonia 2014
    • Personal Merit of Culture (Services to Culture) award, Ministry of Culture of Peru, 2014
    • Gold Medal of the City of Yerevan, Armenia 2014
    • Diamond Laurel for Skills and Competence, Zabrze 2014
    • Man of the Year 2013, Kraków 2014
    • Per artem ad Deum Medal of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Kielce, Poland 2015
    • Totus Tuus Prize, Poland 2015
    • Grammy Award for the album Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, 2017
    • The Professor Aleksander Gieysztor Prize for Elżbieta and Krzysztof Penderecki for Special Stewardship of Musical Heritage, 2017
    • The Erazm and Anna Jerzmanowski Award of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences for magnificent works that make Poland famous, give joy to people all over the world, and for great merit in educating and promoting artists of the young generation, 2017
    • The Stanisław Vincenz New Culture of New Europe Award of the 28th Economic Forum in Krynica, Poland, 2018
    • Knight Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2018
    • Honorary Citizenship of Busko-Zdrój, Poland 2019
    • World Soundtrack Awards za osiągnięcia życia na Festiwalu Filmowym w Gandawie, 2019
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    Honoris Causa Doctorates

    • University of Rochester, US 1972
    • St Olaf College, US 1977
    • Leuven University, Belgium 1979
    • University of Bordeaux, France 1979
    • Georgetown University, US 1984
    • University of Belgrade, Serbia 1985
    • Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 1986
    • Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain 1987
    • Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 1987
    • University of Warsaw, Poland 1993
    • Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Argentina 1994
    • Kraków Academy of Music, Poland 1994
    • Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, Poland 1994
    • University of Glasgow, United Kingdom 1995
    • Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland 1998
    • Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine 1999
    • Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 1999
    • Gheorghe Dima Music Academy, Romania 1999
    • Duquesne University, US 1999
    • University of Lucerne, Switzerland 2000
    • Academy of Music, Dance, and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2003
    • Yale University, US 2003
    • University of Leipzig, Germany 2003
    • Baldwin-Wallace College, US 2004
    • Riga Stradiņš University, Latvia 2005
    • Seoul National University, South Korea 2005
    • Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany 2006
    • Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music, Gdańsk, Poland 2008
    • Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonia 2009
    • National University of Ireland, Ireland 2010
    • Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts, Ukraine 2010
    • Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Peru 2014
    • University of Zielona Góra, Poland 2014
    • National University of Music, Bucharest 2014
    • Royal Northern College of Music, UK 2014
    • Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Musical Academy, Ukraine 2015
    • Catholic University of Lublin, Poland 2016
    • University of Ulsan, South Korea 2016
    • Indiana University, US 2017
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    Honorary Memberships of Art and Science Academies and Associations

    • Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music, London 1974
    • Honorary Membership of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome
    • Honorary Membership of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Stockholm 1975
    • Honorary Membership of the Academy of Arts of the German Democratic Republic, Berlin 1975
    • Honorary Membership of the Academy of Arts, West Berlin
    • Honorary Membership of the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires 1982
    • Honorary Membership of the National Geographic Society, Washington DC 1985
    • Honorary Membership of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie et de l’Art, Geneva 1987
    • Honorary Membership of the Académie Nationale des Sciences, Belles-lettres et Arts, Bordeaux 1991
    • Honorary Membership of the Association of Polish Olympic Athletes, Warsaw 1992
    • Honorary Membership of the Academia Scientiarium et Artium Europaea, Salzburg 1993
    • Honorary Membership of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin 1995
    • Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1998
    • Artistic Advisor to the Beijing Music Festival, Beijing 1998
    • Honorary Artistic Director of the Kraków Philharmonic, 1998
    • Honorary Professor of the Conservatory of Music in Beijing, 1998
    • Corresponding Member of the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich 1998
    • Honorary Trustee of the Kosciuszko Foundation, Indiana University, New York 1999
    • Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna 2000
    • Honorary Membership of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 2001
    • Honorary Membership of the Academia Argentina de Música, 2004
    • Honorary Membership of the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Foundation, Paris/Leipzig 2004
    • Honorary Professor of the Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Estonia 2005
    • Honorary Professor of the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory, St Petersburg 2007
    • Honorary Professor of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, 2008
    • Honorary Professor of the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, 2008
    • Honorary Doctor of the Armenian Branch of the International Academy of Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences, 2008
    • Honorary Professor of the University of Music Würzburg, 2009
    • Honorary Member of the Composers Union of Armenia, 2014
    • Honorary Member of Die Musikverein für Steiermark, Graz 2014
    • Honorary President of the Union of Polish Composers, 2015
    • Honorary President of the Jury of the 15th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, 2016
    • President of the Honorary Committee of the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition, Katowice 2018
    • Honorary Artist of the Banlam Grand Theater, Xiamen 2018
    • Honorary Professor of the Odessa National Music Academy, Odessa 2019