Piotr Beczała honored with the Erwin Piscator Award 2020
Piotr Beczała, despite the prevailing Corovavirus crisis, has reasons to be satisfied. His accomplishments have been awarded and the album he recorded last year won critical acclaim.
Earlier this year the tenor has been announced the recipient of the Erwin Piscator Award 2020. „Piotr Beczała will be presented with the Erwin Piscator Award 2020 for his outstanding artistic achievements as one of the world’s leading tenors and his commitment to authentically portray each character he embodies on stage” – wrote Gregorij H. von Leitis, the founder and the president of the Erwin Piscator Award Society in his announcement. Since 1986, the Annual Erwin Piscator Award has been presented to artists, who – by means of their arts – are contributing to the improvement of mankind. The 33rd Annual Erwin Piscator Awards Ceremony would have taken place at the Lotos Club New York on March 31, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been postponed to the fall.
What’s more, Piotr Beczała’s latest album recorded with Austrian pianist Helmut Deutsch featuring a selection of songs by Polish composers Stanisław Moniuszko and Mieczysław Karłowicz, produced last year by the National Fryderyk Chopin Institute in collaboration with the Polish National Opera, proved to be a great success. The album has received the Diapason d’Or (Golden Tuning Fork) award from reviewers of the French music magazine Diapason. “Piotr Beczała returns to Polish songs, reaching for Mieczysław Karłowicz’s vocal lyricism and turning these miniatures into real gems,” states the review.
Piotr Beczała, who is currently quarantined with his wife in his home in Poland, expressed his joy with the above awards on his social media profiles.