• First Prize at the All-Polish Competition of Contemporary Piano Music in Lodz for the interpretation of Karol Szymanowski (1957)
  • 2nd Prize for String Quartet at the Competition for Young Composers of the Polish Composers' Union, Warsaw, Poland (1965)
  • First Prize at the International Gaudeamus Competition for Performers of Contemporary Music in Utrecht (1966)
  • Silver Cross of Merit by the Council of the State, Poland (1975)
  • Medal of Distinction by Jeneusses Musicales of Poland (1979)
  • Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture (1984)
  • Prize from the President of Polish Radio and Television for the TV series Creation of Music (1987)
  • Polish Composers' Union annual prize, Warsaw, Poland (1988)
  • Prize from the Polish Minister of Culture for artistic achievements (1989)
  • Chopin Gold Medal by The Fryderyk Chopin Society, Warsaw, Poland (1994)
  • Corresponding Eminent Professor at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea (1996)
  • Honorary Member of International Society for Contemporary Music (1999)
  • Honorary Member of Polish Music Center, Los Angeles, USA (2002)
  • Ministry of Culture annual prize, Warsaw, Poland (2005)
  • Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d' Honneur by the French President (2007)
  • Gold Medal Merit to Culture - Gloria Artis, Warsaw, Poland  (2010)
  • Honorary Member of Polish Composers' Union, Warsaw, Poland (2011)
  • Honorary Member of Polish Society for Contemporary Music, Warsaw, Poland (2012)
  • “Polieukt” has been honored by the French Critics Association as best performance of the season (2012)
  • Personality of the Year of the "Coryphaeus of Polish Music" plebiscite, organized by Institute of Music and Dance (2012)
  • Doctor honoris causa National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania (2013)
  • Year of Lutosławski Medal (2014)
  • Knight's Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland (2014)
  • Doctor honoris causa Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland (2015)