On 26 November 2018, in the Concert Hall of the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, a ceremony of awarding the title of doctor honoris causa to Maestro Arvo Pärt was held – one of the most outstanding composers of the turn of the 21st century.
The solemn laudation was delivered by the supervisor, Prof. Paweł Łukaszewski, and the artistic part was marked by the performance of the Chopin University Chamber Orchestra, which, under the baton of Rafał Janiak, performed Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten by the newly promoted Doctor Honoris Causa.
Organized by Chopin Univeristy of Music in Warsaw.
The Eufonie Festival is organized by the National Centre for Culture with the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
The patron of the Eufonie Festival is PKN Orlen S.A.
Partners of the 2018 Eufonie Festival: the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Arnold Szyfman Polish Theatre, the Polish Composers’ Union, the Ludwig van Beethoven Association, the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, the Chopin University of Music, the Central European Music Forum and the Hungarian Cultural Institute.