Adrian Thomas of Cardiff University and Charles Bodman Rae, the author of a monograph about the composer, were awarded Lutoslawski Society medals at a ceremony at Warsaw's Royal Castle.
The ceremony was followed by a recital—on a piano once owned by Lutoslawski—by pianist Jean Pierre Armengaud.
Witold Lutoslawski was born in 1913. All his work written before World War II was destroyed in the Warsaw uprising of 1944; after the war, he wrote symphonies, concertos, chamber music, and vocal pieces, and began to be more widely played after 1956, when the political climate in Poland changed.
Lutoslawski died in 1994.