Krzysztof Michalski and Michal Balas, two cellists from the Wladyslaw Zelenski State Secondary School of Music in Krakow, southern Poland, won the Johansen International Competition for Young String Players, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage said on Monday.
Representatives of 14 Central-, Eastern- and Southern-European countries that will celebrate their independence centenaries this year, held a unique meeting in Warsaw on Friday, Poland's Culture Ministry said in a statement sent to PAP on Saturday.
The National Library is a priceless treasury of Polish and European intellectual heritage and an extremely important pillar of statehood and culture, President Andrzej Duda said at a Monday gala marking the 90th anniversary of the Polish National Library.
Concerts, among others in Vienna, Budapest and Hong Kong, as well as exhibitions, stage performances and interdisciplinary projects, both at home and abroad, will mark Poland's 2018 independence centenary.
"I positively assess today's meeting, the very fact these talks (took place - PAP)," Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko said on Friday following a meeting with Polish Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture Piotr Glinski.
Poland's independence centenary observations abroad will aim to promote Poland's good name and boost its image, deputy Culture Minister Jaroslaw Sellin said on Friday in Warsaw.
Deputy Culture Minister Jaroslaw Sellin declared on Thursday that the Polish government supported plans to commemorate the heroism of Poles saving Jews during the Second World War.
"Help from afar is very important; the Polish government is earmarking ever greater amounts," Polish Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture Piotr Glinski told PAP in reference to a charity concert in aid of the Syrian city of Aleppo.