Jakub Piątek's documentary has been nominated for the Golden Reel Awards in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Music Editing.

The Golden Reel Awards is a prestigious award in the sound industry, presented by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) for outstanding achievements in sound in cinema, television, video games, and other audio-visual media. These awards honour professionals in sound editing, sound design, sound effects, and sound engineering for their contributions to creating exceptional sound experiences in film and television productions.

This year, Pianoforte by Jakub Piątek is among the nominated titles. Music editing in the documentary was done by Michał Fojcik and Joanna Popowicz.

The winners will be announced on 3 March during the awards ceremony, which will take place at the Ebell Theater in Los Angeles.

The Chopin Competition is the oldest of its kind in the world, taking place every five years in Warsaw. It has seen a record number of famous participants, from the outstanding composer Dmitri Shostakovich, to Maurizio Pollini, Martha Argerich, Rafał Blechacz, Seong-Jin Cho, Dang Thai Son, and Krystian Zimerman. The competition brings great excitement, both on stage and in the auditorium. It’s a huge, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The film focuses on several protagonists. We observe them at their homes, during preparations, and in their private lives. The narrative follows the rules of the competition, which is divided into three stages and the finale.

The Chopin Competition exemplifies a crucial moment in our protagonists’ lives. Although the depicted world seems elitist and inaccessible, each of them has been preparing for this moment their entire lives. They all share a similar dream and will be mercilessly assessed by the competition mechanism – the number of places on the podium is drastically limited. Some will be eliminated, while others will make it to the finals.

You can read more about the award here.