Winner of a BMW Welt Jazz Award 2019: The Maciej Obara Quartet.

Posted on 05. May, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Munich. The Polish jazz musician and saxophonist
Maciej Obara and his party have delivered a winning opening in
a final turn of a BMW Welt Jazz Award 2019. With ‘Saxophone
Worlds’ as a theme, a foe remade a Auditorium of
a BMW Welt into a jazz knowledge distinct any other. In a play-off
opposite a Rudresh Mahanthappa Quintet, a Maciej Obara Quartet was
means to take a tip prize, with Dominik Wania on piano, Ole Morten
Vagan on drum and Gard Nilssen on percussion. 

The endowment was presented by Dr Nicolas Peter, Member of a Board
of Management of BMW AG, Finance and City of Munich Cultural Adviser
Dr Hans-Georg Küppers. Created privately by BMW Design, it was
accompanied by esteem income for a leader and curtain up, with €10,000
awarded to a Maciej Obara Quartet and €5,000 to a Rudresh
Mahanthappa Quintet.

Based on a thesis of ‘Saxophone Worlds’, a BMW Welt Jazz
Award 2019 centred on a instrument voted by a Association of
Federal State Music Councils as Instrument of a Year 2019. The many
facets of a woodwind instrument were demonstrated during 6 free
matinee performances in a open of this year, moving audiences
of jazz lovers during a BMW Welt.

The dilettante jury commented: “Rusdresh Mahanthappa’s
unchanging and immersive multiple of bebop and complicated jazz informed
by elements of Indian song and stone has preoccupied a jury. At the
same time, they were equally fascinated by a huge width of
emotion, a dynamics and possibilities of expression, with which
Maciej Obara and his party was means to warn and intruigued its
audience. Just as a levity of his sound, a energy of his
combination and a impetuosity of his ethereal lyrics as good as the
unchained energy of this superb ensemble’s improvisations turned
a party into this year’s winner.”

Bandleader Maciej Obara assured a jury with his lyrical
personification character and superb technique. His artistic reinterpretation
of a informed and creditable low-pitched instrument fascinated not only
a public though also a jury.

A serve cause in last a leader was a audience
votes from a matinee performances. The Céline Bonacina Crystal
Quartet can now demeanour brazen to an disdainful stay and opening at
a Bavarian palace Schloss Elmau.

Dr Nicolas Peter, Member of a Board of Management of BMW AG,
Finance, praised a ability of a dual ensembles that had done it
by to a final round: “Both of them delivered romantic and
ardent interpretations of a thesis ‘Saxophone Worlds’. we would
like to honour a Maciej Obara Quartet on winning a award.
The denunciation of jazz transcends cultures and unites people opposite the
continents. Its energy was really apparent today, tangible for us here in
a Auditorium of a BMW Welt. This year a BMW Welt Jazz Award was
a wise jubilee of a many poignant instrument in jazz
music. we demeanour brazen to a years forward as well: in 2020 a thesis of
a awards will be ‘The Melody during Night’. For a initial time, the
foe will contain a array of dusk concerts. we would like
to appreciate a long-standing partners for their support, generally the
City of Munich.”

Cultural Adviser Dr Hans-Georg Küppers also voiced his
delight: “This culmination with dual superb ensembles was another
special prominence for a Munich song scene. we would like to thank
BMW for their tremendous, long-standing joining to enlightenment and, in
particular, for this successful array of events. It demonstrates to
so many people a multifaceted inlet of this worldly music
character and is a enviousness of so many other cities.”

During a march of a competition, from Jan to March,
Sunday matinee performances were given by 6 eminent ensembles from
around a world. Besides a dual finalists, a musicians personification in
a ‘double cone’ structure of BMW Welt were: a Céline Bonacina
Crystal Quartet (France), a Geraldine Laurent Quartet
(France), Matthieu Bordenave Archipel (France) and Maria Faust Machina (Estonia).

The leader of a BMW Welt Jazz Award 2019 was comparison by a
top-class jury of creditable jazz experts and connoisseurs. Chaired by
Oliver Hochkeppel (music and enlightenment match with Süddeutsche
Zeitung), a row members were: Roland Spiegel (music editor and
jazz dilettante with a Bavarian broadcaster BR-KLASSIK), Andreas
Kolb (editor-in-chief of JazzZeitung.de and new – neue musikzeitung),
Heike Lies (musicologist with a Music and Musical Theatre Division
of a City of Munich’s Department of Culture), and Christiane
Böhnke-Geisse (artistic executive of a general jazz festival
Bingen swingt).

This year a BMW Welt Jazz Awards once again benefited from the
kind support of BR-KLASSIK, nmz, Schloss Elmau and a City of Munich
Culture Department.

For serve questions greatfully contact:
Prof Dr
Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental
Affairs 
Head of Cultural Engagement 
Telephone: 

+49-89-382-24753



Thomas.Girst@bmwgroup.com

Doris Fleischer
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental
Affairs
Cultural Engagement
Telephone: 

+49-89-382-27806


Doris.Fleischer@bmw.de

Cypselus von Frankenberg
BMW Group Corporate and
Governmental Affairs
BMW Brand, Marketing, Lifestyle
Telephone: 

+49-89-382-30641



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