The 15th edition of International Song Festival “HARTBEX Carpathia Festival” was held on 17-19 May. Crowds of people from Rzeszów and other cities gathered on the Main Square of Rzeszów during those days.

On 18 May, during Festival auditions, the Jury evaluated “the Golden Fifteen” of singers qualified for the Festival, representing such countries as Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Italy. This year, on the Jubilee, the Grand Prix winner was awarded not only 15,000 PLN sponsored by the APKLAN Developer, but also 1,000 EUR sponsored by the Polish Association of Performing Artists of Music and Music with Lyrics (SAWP).

The best one was Aga Twardowska – a vocalist, composer and songwriter. She won the second place in the Debuts show during 54th National Festival of Polish Song in Opole 2017. In 2015, she released a single “Slow Down”. In the second half of 2016 she released another two singles: “Już wiem” and „Świąteczny”. She performs concerts together with the Polish Film Music Orchestra and as part of the project “Zaucha i Przyjaciele”. She composes and writes lyrics for songs, which will appear on her first solo album. The album was preceded by a single “Między papierkami”.

The Jury led by Prof. Ph.D. Anna Janosz, composed of Halina Frąckowiak, Onutė Žukienė, Krzysztof Dzikowski, Marek Kościkiewicz, Wojciech Wójcicki, Roman Owsiak and Tomasz Filipczak, granted the following awards:

Grand Prix

15,000 PLN and 1,000 EUR

Aga Twardowska (Poland) – Rozanielony

Lyrics: Agnieszka Twardowska-Szymańska

Music: Agnieszka Twardowska-Szymańska, Jan Smoczyński

Award Sponsored by the Polish Authors and Composers Union “ZAKR”: Kryształowy Kamerton (Crystal Tuning Fork)

Anna Czenczek (Poland) – for the outstanding achievements in the field of vocal performance and effective actions for the promotion of Polish culture

Award Sponsored by the Polish Authors and Composers Union “ZAKR”: Kryształowy Kamerton (Crystal Tuning Fork)

Wiktoria Tracz (Poland)Powroty Impossible

Lyrics: Krzysztof Dzikowski

Music: Marek Yan Kisieliński

Nomination for the Participation in the International Talent Festival “Kaunas Talent” in Lithuania

granted by the Director of the Festival

Oliwia Skóra (Poland)

The Award for the Best Stage Personality

Sponsored by the Krzysztof Dzikowski Foundation

15th International Song Festival

“HARTBEX Carpathia Festival” 2019 – 2,000 PLN

Dorothy Manzo (Italy)

1st Place Award

1,000 PLN and Voucher for SPA Bacówka Radawa

Oliwia Skóra (Poland)Niewinnie

Lyrics and music: Marek Kościkiewicz

2nd Place Award

800 PLN and Voucher for SPA Bacówka Radawa

Maria Trusz (Ukraine)Pogladom

Lyrics and music: Sofia Sliwka

3rd Place Award

Voucher for SPA Bacówka Radawa

Klaudia Kulawik (Poland)Maybe today

Lyrics and music: Klaudia Kulawik

Award for the Best Composition

500 PLN

Aga TwardowskaRozanielony


Iga Kozacka (Poland)Now I know

Lyrics and music: Iga Kozacka


Anna Lan (Poland)Sinusoidalnie

Lyrics and music: Anna Nguyen Viet


Marcin Jajkiewicz (Poland)Gwiazdy

Lyrics: Anna Bystroń-Jajkiewicz

Music: Dariusz Rybka


Lyndsay Pace (Malta)Butterfly

Lyrics: Dean Muscat, Boris Cezek

Music: Kenny D’ugo, Boris Cezek

Congratulations for all winners!

The organizers of “HARTBEX” Carpathia Festival” 15th International Song Festival – Rzeszów 2019 are: The City Office of Rzeszów, the Centre of Vocal Arts in Rzeszów, Estrada Rzeszowska

Honorary Patronage:

The Governor of Podkarpackie Province, the Podkarpackie Province Marshal, the President of Rzeszów

The Partner of the Festival is the Podkarpackie Province

Naming rights sponsor:


Main sponsor:

Developer APKLAN