Piano Competition 2019

The 27th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth,
Szafarnia 2019


The Competition is held under the patronage of prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń.

The year 2019 marks the 27th edition of the Competition and is an excellent opportunity for young musicians to present their piano skills in front of prominent jury members and other contestants. The Competition  is addressed to students of Music Schools. Participants will be assigned to three age categories:

a) group I – for those born in 2009, 2010, 2011 or younger;
b) group II – for those born in 2006, 2007, 2008;
c) group III – for those born in 2003, 2004, 2005.

Final Application Deadline: March 15, 2019





Age Group I:
1st Prize 1500 €
2nd Prize 1000 €
3rd Prize 800 €
4th Prize 600 € (prize funded  by Angel Tellechea Goyena –Honorary Consul of Poland in Navarra, Basque Country and La Rioja)
5th Prize 500 € (prize funded  by Tadeusz Pająk – Honorary Consul of Finland in Toruń)
6th Prize 400 €

Age Groups II and III:
1st Prize 2000 €
2nd Prize 1500 €
3rd Prize 1000 €


(Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm):
Polish: 00 48 56 682 79 30, 00 48 784684945
English: 00 48 668 494 325

Recommended hotels in Toruń:

The nearest airports:
Bydgoszcz Airport
Warsaw Chopin Airport
Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport


May 15th, 2019 / 18.00 p.m.

Maria Murawska – piano recital


ul. PTTK 13, 87-400 Golub-Dobrzyń


Tickets:15/20 PLN
Please book a ticket in advance.
tel.: 56 682 79 30
e-mail: osrodek@szafarnia.art.pl

Maria Murawska

Maria Murawska initially studied at the State Higher School of Music in Poznan in a class conducted by Olga Ilwicka-Dąbrowska and then in the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in a class of Professor Jerzy Godziszewski. She improved her piano skills abroad in Weimar under the supervision of Ludwig Hoffman and as a trainee supervised by Wiera Nosina in the Russian Academy of Music. Following graduation from her studies at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, she started to teach at her Alma Mater, where, between 1999 and 2005, she acted as a deputy rector for educational matters and, between 2005 and 2012, she was a rector of the Academy. In 2003 she was granted a title of professor of musical arts by the President of the Republic of Poland. She gives solo piano and chamber orchestra concerts in Poland and abroad. Maria Murawska sits on juries of numerous Polish and international competitions. She is a member of the Association of Polish Musicians, the I. J. Paderewski Musical Society in Bydgoszcz, where she has been a vice-president since 2001. She was decorated with the Silver Cross of Merit, Golden Cross of Merit and the Gloria Artis Silver Medal, a Medal awarded by the President of Bydgoszcz and a Medal awarded by the Mayor of Bydgoszcz. She also received awards from the Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province and Rector of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.

May 16th, 2019

The Chopin Centre in Szafarnia
Free entry!

May 17th, 2019

The Chopin Centre in Szafarnia
Free entry!

May 18th, 2019

The Chopin Centre in Szafarnia
Free entry!

May 19th, 2019 / 12.00 p.m.

The Chopin Centre in Szafarnia
Free entry!


prof. Maria Murawska (Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland)

prof. Awadagin Pratt (College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, USA)

prof. Anthony Adkins (Royal College of Music, Great Britain)

prof. Andrzej Tatarski (Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland)

prof. Federica Stellini (Conservatoire populaire de Musique de Dance et Theatre, Switzerland)

prof. Jordi Benseny Plaza (Conservatory of Music in Lleida, Spain)