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 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
Head of Cultural Engagement 


Doris Fleischer
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental
Cultural Engagement


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


About BMW Group Cultural Engagement
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50 years now, a BMW Group has instituted and intent in over 100
informative cooperations worldwide. The association places a categorical concentration of
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large-scale paintings were combined by a artist Gerhard Richter
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Since then, artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Daniel Barenboim,
Jonas Kaufmann and designer Zaha Hadid have co-operated with BMW. In
2016 and 2017, womanlike artist Cao Fei from China and American John
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London, a association also partners with
heading museums and art fairs as good as orchestras and show houses
around a world. The BMW Group takes extensive artistic leisure in all
a informative activities – as this beginning is as essential for
producing groundbreaking artistic work as it is for vital innovations
in a successful business.

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