Annual prestigious award for people associated with the university—the Grand Prix of the Rector of Fryderyk Chopin University of Music—was presented to Prof. Violetta Bielecka, the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir Director, and long-standing academic teacher of the Warsaw university.

Since 2017 Prof. Bielecka has been the Chair of Choir Studies and Artistic Education Department at the Faculty of Instrumental and Pedagogical Studies in Białystok, and before that she had been the Chair of Choral Conducting Department (1999–2005) and the Deputy Dean of the Faculty (2005–2012).

Ceremonial presenting of the award took place February 22, 2019 during the University Feast. The Rector of FCUM Prof. Klaudiusz Baran appreciated Prof. Bielecka’s input into creating the image of the university. Congratulations!