Culture in Poznań



5th International Piano Competition in memory of Halina Czerny-Stefańska

Poznań's I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music will hold its fifth edition of the International Piano Competition in memory of Halina Czerny-Stefańska. The event will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of the competition's patron who is esteemed as an iconic Polish pianist.

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The event's prime aim is to provide young, talented pianists from around the world with opportunities to display their artistic skill, get appraised and gain support in either launching and boosting their musical careers. A big part of its mission is to educate students musically and help them develop their tastes in and beyond music. The competition will kick off on 18 September with a recital by Krzysztof Książek, winner of its 4th edition. It will close with a winners' concert on 25 September. The performances will be judged by an international jury made up of eminent pianists: Elżbieta Stefańska of Poland, Joanna Marcinkowska of Poland, Anna Organiszczak of Poland, Wojciech Świtała of Poland, Stefan Wojtas of Poland, Kevin Kenner of the United States, Philippe Giusiano of France, and Katsumi Ueda of Japan.

Competition calendar:

18.09: Opening concert

19-21.09: 1st stage

22-23.09: 2nd stage

24.09: 3rd stage

25.09: Winners' concert


Written by the Editors

translation: Krzysztof Kotkowski

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