On 18 March 2014, the President of the Republic of Estonia, Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves, during his state visit to Poland and meeting with the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr Bronisław Komorowski, bestowed the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 1st Class, to Krzysztof Penderecki. The distinction is given to foreigners who have rendered special services to the Republic of Estonia.
Institute of Music – one of the world’s most prestigious music schools. During his residency in Philadelphia, the composer will conduct composition workshops, coach his chamber music and rehearse a chamber ensemble. A chamber concert will take place on 20 March at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall in New York. The programme features works by Krzysztof Penderecki: Duo concertante, Suite for cello solo, Sextet, Sinfonietta per archi, and Sinfonietta no. 3 (U.S. premiere).