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I - 1986

Professional Prize ($1000): Charles E. Brewer, U. of Alabama, Tuscalloosa.
Popular Polyphony and the University of Krakow: The Music of PL-Kj 2464 and Related Sources.

Dr. Brewer's study of this manuscript was published as Collectio cantilenarum saeculi. XV: Rkp. Biblioteki Jagiellonskiej Kj 2464/Manuscript Kj 2464 of the Biblioteka Jagiellonska, in the series Źródła do historii muzyki polskiej no. 30. Kraków, Poland: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1990, pp. 61.

II - 1987/88

Professional Prize: None.

Student Prize ($500): Stephen C. Downes, Goldsmith's College, University of London.
Tonal Processes in Szymanowski's Piano Sonata in A, op. 21.

Paper based on M.M. Thesis, University of London, Goldsmith's College, 1987. Published in After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music, ed. Maria Anna Harley. Los Angeles: Friends of Polish Music (USC), 1998. Dr. Downes's doctoral dissertation, Szymanowski as post-Wagnerian: The love songs of Hafiz, op. 24 appeared in Series: Outstanding dissertations in music from British universities . New York: Garland, 1994.

III - 1989

Professional Prize: Prof. Jeffrey Kallberg, University of Pennsylvania.
Hearing Poland: Chopin and Nationalism.

Published in:Ninteenth-Century Piano Music, ed. Larry R. Todd. New York: Schirmer, 1990, 221-257. Prof. Kallberg is an expert in Chopin's music. His most recent book is: Chopin at the Boundaries: Sex, History, and Musical Genre. Series: Convergences: Inventories of the present Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1996.

Student Prize: Tomasz Czepiel, Hartford College, Oxford, England.
The Musical Establishment at the Court of Zygmunt August (1530-1572). (unpublished)

IV - 1990

Professional Prize: None.

Student Prize: Anthony Gatto, University of Texas, Austin.
Bartók and Lutosławski: Observing a Lineage (upublished).

V - 1991

Professional Prize shared by:

Dr. John Rink, University of Surrey, England.
Tonal Architecture in Chopin's Early Music. Published as: "Tonal Architecture in the Early Music," in The Cambridge Companion to Chopin, Jim Samson, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992, 78-97.

Dr. Richard Zielinski, Mercer University, Georgia.
Szymanowski's 'Stabat Mater'. Excerpt of a larger whole, i.e. Karol Szymanowski's Stabat Mater DMA Dissertation, University of Illinois, 1990. Paper published in After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music, ed. Maria Anna Harley. Los Angeles: Friends of Polish Music (USC), 1998.

Student Prize shared by:

Martin R. Osborne, University of Southern California
Witold Lutosławski: A Stylistic Analysis of the 'Trois poemes d'Henri Michaux' (unpublished).

Steven Zohn, Cornell University.
Witold Lutosławski's 'Chain 3': Aspects of Form and Closure (unpublished).

VI - 1992

No prizes given.

VII - 1993

Professional Prize: Dr. Ann K. Mc Namee, Swarthmore College.
Grazyna Bacewicz's Piano Sonata No. 2 Published in: Music Theory Online vol.0, no.4 (1993): 1-30.

Student Prize: Barbara Milewski, Princeton University.
"Jasiu i Kasia": Folk characters in Chopin's Mazurkas (unpublished).

VIII - 1994

Professional Prize: Dr. Maria Anna Harley, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
(name changed in 2000 to Maja Trochimczyk)
At Home with Phenomenology: Ingarden's 'Work of Music' Revisited.
Published in: International Journal of Musicology vol. 6, 1997, p. 9-24.
Reprinted in: Maja Trochimczyk, ed., After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music (Los Angeles, 2000).

Student Prize: None.

IX - 1995

Professional Prize: Dr. Michael L. Kline, SUNY @ Buffalo.
Lutosławski's "Partita for violin & piano:" A New Perspective on his Late Music. Published in After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music, ed. Maria Anna Harley. Los Angeles: Friends of Polish Music (USC), 1998.

Student Prize: Joseph W. Rovan, Jr.,UC Berkeley
Continuities and Reflections: A Comparison of Witold Lutosławski's Third and Fourth Symphonies (unpublished).

X - 1996

No prizes given.

XI - 1997

Professional Prize shared by:

Tyrone Greive,University of Wisconsin, Madison
Perspectives on Paul Kochański's Collaborative Work with Other Composers as Reflected Through his Personal Manuscript Collection

Jill Timmons and Sylvain Fremaux,Linfield College, Oregon
Alexandre Tansman: The Man and the Artist

Student Prize: Timothy J. Cooley,Brown University
Authentic Troupes and Inauthentic Tropes

The three papers are published online in the Polish Music Journal vol. 1 no. 1, summer 1998.

XII - 1998

Professional Prize: Asst. Prof. Halina Goldberg, Indiana University, Bloomington
Chopin in Warsaw Salons

Student Prize: Ms. Dorota Zakrzewska, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Alienation and Powerlessness: Adam Mickiewicz's "Ballady" and Chopin's Ballades

Both papers appear in the online Polish Music Journal vol. 2 no. 1, Summer 1999.

XIII - 1999

Professional Prize shared by:

Prof. James Parakilas, Bates College.
"Nuit plus belle qu'un beau jour": Poetry, Song and the Voice in the Piano Nocturne.

Dr. Sandra P. Rosenblum, independent scholar

Chopin's Music in Nineteenth-Century America: Introduction, Dissemination, and Aspects of Reception

Both papers appear in the online Polish Music Journal vol. 3, no. 2, Winter 2000.

XIV - 2001

Professional Prize ($1000):

Prof. Adrian Thomas (Cardiff University of Wales, U.K.)

File 750: Composers, Politics, and the Festival of Polish Music (1951)

Student Prize ($500) divided between two papers, ex aequo:

Sławomir Dobrzański (The University of Connecticut, DMA student):
Maria Szymanowska and Frederic Chopin: Parallelism and Influence

Katarzyna Grochowska (University of Chicago, Ph.D. student),

From Milan to Gdańsk: The Story of a Dedication

The three papers appear in the online Polish Music Journal, vol. 5, no. 1, Summer 2002.

XV - 2003

Professional Prize: None.

Student Prize ($500):

Matthew Bengtson, Peabody Conservatory of Music, John Hopkins University:
'The Szymanowski Clash': Methods of Harmonic Analysis in the Szymanowski Mazurkas


2000 WILK BOOK PRIZE (ex aequo)

Prof. Jeffrey Kallberg, University of Pennsylvania: Chopin at the Boundaries: Sex, History, and Musical Genre. (Harvard University Press, 1996).

Dr. Martina Homma, Cologne, Germany: Witold Lutosławski. Zwölfton-Harmonik, Formbildung, "aleatorische Kontrapunkt." Studien zur Gesamtwerk unter Einbeziehung der Skizzen. (Cologne: Bela Verlag, 1996).

2002 WILK BOOK PRIZE (ex aequo)

Prof. Adrian Thomas, Cardiff University of Wales, UK - Górecki
(Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1997).

Prof. John Rink, Royal Holloway, London, UK - Chopin: The Piano Concertos
(Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

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