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The Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music

Read about the 2021 competition
Support to participants

The Competition organiser shall reimburse the costs of the visit (board and lodging) incurred during the course of the Competition (from the opening of the Competition to the conclusion of one’s participation in the Competition) by those qualifiers who will go into the final stage (pianists – Finals, ensembles – Finals) and take part therein. The other participants shall bear the costs of their visit by themselves.

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SectionsPiano, Chamber ensemble
Deadline01 Jan 1970 - 31 May 2021
Finals11 - 18 Sep 2021
WhereRzeszów, Poland
Age groupsNo age restrictions
In brief

The Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music promotes Polish music worldwide and disseminate the wonderful legacy of Stanisław Moniuszko and other excellent Polish composers amongst a wide spectrum of listeners. The Competition popularizes Polish music written in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially rediscovered works that can be restored to concert practice. 

For more information visit the website of The Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music. To apply for the pianist category click here. For the chamber ensemble visit this page

Timeline

Until 31 May 2021: Open for applications

By 1 June 2021: Each participant will be notified of his or her qualification 

10 September 2021: Opening Concert at the Artur Malawski Podkarpacka Philharmonic Hall in Rzeszów

11-17 September 2021: Competition’s Stages and Finals in Rzeszów

18 September 2021: Official award ceremony and Prize Winners Concert at Artur Malawski Podkarpacka Philharmonic Hall in Rzeszów

20 September 2021: Prize Winners Concert at the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw

Jury 2021
Prizes

Piano Jury 2021

Jarosław Drzewiecki - Chairman (Poland);

Andrzej Jasiński (Poland), pianist and distinguished piano teacher in Poland; 

Koji Shimoda (Japan), music critic, pianist and teacher; 

Pavel Dombrovsky (Russia), pianist and teacher, winner of the 1st competition; 

Lidia Grychtołówna (Poland), doyenne of Polish piano music and a teacher; 

Aleksandros Jusakos (Chile/Poland), pianist; 

Sergey Osokins (Latvia), pianist and distinguished piano teacher in Latvia; 

Witold Kawalec - Secretary of the Jury.

Chamber Ensembles Jury 2021

Andrzej Tatarski - Chairman (Poland);

Gary Guthman (USA/Poland), trumpeter, composer, conductor and producer;

Krzysztof Meyer (Poland), composer, pianist and teacher;

Pedro Pablo Cámara (Spain), saxophonist, teacher and publicist;

Igor Pylatyuk (Ukraine), violinist, conductor;

Zdzisław Supierz (Poland/Netherlands), impresario and producer;

Tadeusz Wojciechowski (Poland), cellist and conductor;

Janusz Ostrowski - Secretary of the Jury.

a) First Prize –  €20,000;

b) Second Prize – €10,000;

c) Third Prize – €5,000;

d) Honourable Mentions – 3 x €1,500.

e) A special prize for the best performance of a work composed by Stanisław Moniuszko – €1,000;

f) a special prize for the best performance of a work composed by Władysław Żeleński – €500;

g) a special prize for the best performance of a work composed by Henryk Pachulski – €500;

h) a special prize for the best performance of a piano sonata or a chamber piece composed by Miłosz Magin – €500.

Looking back at the 2019 competition

The first edition of the Competition took place at the Artur Malawski Podkarpacka Philharmonic Hall in Rzeszów between 20 and 27 September 2019. 

The first prize in the piano category was awarded to the Russian pianist Pavel Dombrovsky, a graduate of several Moscow art schools. The second prize was won by the Polish pianist Piotr Ryszard Pawlak. The third prize was given to Mateusz Krzyżowski. Honourable mentions in this category went to Michał Dziewior, Tymoteusz Bies and Ivan Shemchuk from Ukraine.

The first prize in chamber ensembles was awarded to a violin duo from Poland – Gidaszewska / Łaguniak Duo (currently known as Polish Violin Duo). In this category, the second prize was shared by a string quartet (Ãtma Quartet) and a wind quintet (Cracow Golden Quintet). There was no third prize in the chamber ensembles category, but the honourable mentions fell to Roksana Kwaśnikowska / Łukasz Chrzęszczyk, Novi Piano Duo and Apeiron Trio.