The members and employees of Mazowsze awarded!

The state and ministerial awards ceremony for Mazowsze members and employees

We are happy to inform you that on Sunday, January 20th 2019, after one of the season’s performances, “Polish Bethlehem”, several members and employees of Mazowsze received awards for their beneficial activities to Polish culture. That special moment coincided with the ensemble’s jubilee year celebrations.

Right before the ceremony, the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Wanda Zwinogrodzka, read out the letter from the Deputy Minister, Piotr Gliński. After that, the Advisor to the President of Poland, Tadeusz Deszkiewicz, as well as the director of the National Folk Song and Dance Ensemble Mazowsze, Jacek Boniecki, addressed the people present, too.

In the name of President Andrzej Duda, Tadeusz Deszkiewicz honored several members and employees of Mazowsze.

The Gold Medal for Long Service was awarded to:

  1. Krzysztof Fijak
  2. Tadeusz Kijek
  3. Krzysztof Krajewski
  4. Marian Roman Krężel
  5. Ewa Kurlej
  6. Krzysztof Kurlej
  7. Krzysztof Janusz Morawski
  8. Renata Pietrzak
  9. Jerzy  Żelazny

The Silver Medal for Long Service was awarded to:

  1. Jarosław Dąbrowski
  2. Monika Gwiazda
  3. Michał Haber
  4. Jacek Leptacz
  5. Katarzyna Miąsik
  6. Marcin Oskar Mierzejewski
  7. Tomasz Milczuk
  8. Wioletta Milczuk
  9. Dorota Maria Miziniak
  10. Izabela Popis
  11. Agnieszka Rogowska-Micek
  12. Anna Maria Strzemińska
  13. Marek Światłowski
  14. Piotr Tomasik

The Medal for Long Service was established in 1938, and then reinstated in 2007. It is awarded for exemplary, especially conscientious execution of duties incidental to professional work in the service of the State.

In the name of Piotr Gliński, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Wanda Zwinogrodzka honored several members and Employees of Mazowsze.

The Decoration of Honor “Meritorious for Polish Culture” was awarded to:

  1. Jarosław Piasecki
  2. Piotr Zalipski

“The Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis” was awarded to:

  1. Wioletta Milczuk
  2. Krzysztof Fijak

“The Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis” is awarded to people especially outstanding in the field of artistic creativity, cultural activity, or the protection of culture and national heritage. It is awarded by the minister responsible for cultural affairs and the protection of national heritage.

Photography by Magdalena Rzepnicka and Krzysztof Rzepnicki/ RZ-Studio

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