The 25th Jubilee International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth, Szafarnia 2017

18 – 21 May 2017

The Honorary Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda

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INFORMATION

IN THE SECRETARIAT YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE COMPETITION PROGRAM, THE IDENTIFIER AND DINNER VOUCHERS. CHECKING-IN IN OUR SECRETARIAT IS MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE.

PARTICIPANTS

The list of qualified participants of The 25th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth

GROUP I
1. Alena ALEKHINA (Russia)
2. Daria BENKOVSKA (Ukraine)
3. Asta Dora FINNSDOTTIR (Iceland)
4. Jean Ann FONG (Singapore)
5. Franciszek Piotr GĄSIENIEC (Poland)
6. Yong Ju JONG (Koreańska Republika Ludowo-Demokratyczna)
7. Pu Gang KIM (Koreańska Republika Ludowo-Demokratyczna)
8. Antoni Wojciech KURZEJA (Poland)
9. Natalia KUTC (Russia)
10. Julia NIEDZIELSKA (Poland)
11. Anna Maria RZESOŚ (Poland)
12. Tali SHAFAR (Białoruś)
13. Rio UEYAMA (Japan)

GROUP II
1. Michał BASISTA (Poland)  
2. Oliwia BIELECKA (Poland)  
3. Piotr Zbigniew CZERWIŃSKI (Poland)  
4. Roman FEDIURKO (Ukraine)
5. Jean Ying FONG (Singapore)
6. Anna GORDON (Canada)
7. Anna Honorata GOSK (Poland)
8. Anastasiia KLIUCHEREVA (Russia)
9. Bartosz KURDYBACHA (Poland)
10. Franciszek LEWANDOWSKI (Poland)
11. Ewa Maria MAZUR (Poland)
12. Zofia MICHAŁOWICZ (Poland)
13. Monan JÜLCH (Germeny)
14. Anastazja Dolores NOCOŃ (Poland)
15. Dennis Cornelius ORKISZEWSK (Poland)  
16. Marta PAPOJAN (Poland)
17. Szymon Filip ROSŁONOWSKI (Poland)
18. Marianna Klara SEREDA (Poland)
19. Amelia Maria ŚLIWIŃSKA (Poland)
20. Julia TOŁWIŃSKA (Poland)
21. Martyna WALUSIAK-CYBULSKA (Poland)
22. Ludwik WIŚNIEWSKI (Poland)
23. Adam ZAKRZEWSKI (Poland)
24. Sofiia ZHOLOBOVA (Ukraine)

GROUP III
1. Franciszek CHARCHUŁA (Poland)
2. Julia CICHOŃSKA (Poland)
3. Szymon Jakub DRABIŃSKI (Poland)
4. Lili FARKAS (Hungary)
5. Apor Boldizsár HORVÁTH (Hungary)
6. Renata IBRAGIMOVA (Russia)
7. Zuzanna Agnieszka JARGIEŁO (Poland)
8. Marek Michał KĄKOL (Poland)
9. Kanghyun KIM (South Korea)
10. Alisa KISIELEWSKA (Białoruś)
11. Lena Emilia MICHAJŁÓW (Poland)
12. Gaia Damiana MINERVINI (Italy)
13. Maria Teresa MOLISZEWSKA (Poland)
14. Zuzanna Maria MOSKWIK (Poland)
15. Mónika PAPP (Hungary)
16. Wiktor PTAK (Poland)
17.Vasilisa STARYNINA (Russia)
18. Krzysztof WIERCIŃSKI (Poland)

AUDITIONS SCHEDULE

PARTICIPANTS IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL AGE CATEGORIES WILL PERFORM IN AN ALPHABETICAL ORDER STARTING FROM A LETTER DRAWN BY THE COMMITTEE: D

18.05.2017 Thursday

GROUP II

AUDITIONS 9.10 a.m. – 10.50 a.m.
1.    Roman FEDIURKO
2.    Jean Ying FONG
3.    Anna GORDON
4.    Anna Honorata GOSK
5.    Anastasiia KLIUCHEREVA

BREAK 10.50 a.m. – 11.25a.m.

AUDITIONS 11.25 a.m. – 1.05 p.m.
6.    Bartosz KURDYBACHA
7.    Franciszek LEWANDOWSKI
8.    Ewa Maria MAZUR
9.    Zofia MICHAŁOWICZ
10.  Monan JÜLCH

BREAK 1.05 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.

AUDITIONS 2.00 p.m. – 3.40 p.m.
11.    Anastazja Dolores NOCOŃ
12.    Dennis Cornelius ORKISZEWSKI
13.    Marta PAPOJAN
14.    Szymon Filip ROSŁONOWSKI
15.    Marianna Klara SEREDA

BREAK 3.40 p.m. – 4.15 p.m.

AUDITIONS 4.15 p.m. – 5.55 p.m.
16.    Amelia Maria ŚLIWIŃSKA
17.    Julia TOŁWIŃSKA
18.    Martyna WALUSIAK-CYBULSKA
19.    Ludwik WIŚNIEWSKI
20.    Adam ZAKRZEWSKI

BREAK 5.55 p.m. – 6.25 p.m.

AUDITIONS 6.25 p.m. – 7.45 p.m.
21.    Sofiia ZHOLOBOVA
22.    Michał BASISTA
23.    Oliwia BIELECKA
24.    Piotr Zbigniew CZERWIŃSKI

19.05.2017 Friday

GROUP I

AUDITIONS 9.10 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.
1.    Asta Dora FINNSDOTTIR
2.    Jean Ann FONG
3.    Franciszek Piotr GĄSIENIEC
4.    Yong Ju JONG

 BREAK 10.00 a.m. – 10.30a.m.

AUDITIONS 10.30 a.m. – 11.20 a.m.
5.    Pu Gang KIM
6.    Antoni Wojciech KURZEJA
7.    Natalia KUTC
8.    Julia NIEDZIELSKA

 BREAK 11.20 a.m. – 11.55  a.m.

AUDITIONS 11.55 a.m. – 12.55 p.m.
9.    Anna Maria RZESOŚ
10.    Tali SHAFAR
11.    Rio UEYAMA
12.    Alena ALEKHINA
13.    Daria BENKOVSKA

BREAK 12.55  p.m. – 2.30 p.m.

GROUP III

AUDITIONS 2.30 p.m. – 4.50 p.m.
1.    Szymon Jakub DRABIŃSKI
2.    Lili FARKAS
3.    Apor Boldizsár HORVÁTH
4.    Renata IBRAGIMOVA

20.05.2017 Saturday

GROUP III CHANGE IN SCHEDULE

AUDITIONS 9.10 a.m. – 10.55 a.m.
5.    Zuzanna Agnieszka JARGIEŁO
6.    Marek Michał KĄKOL
7.    Kanghyun KIM

BREAK 10.55 a.m. – 11.25 a.m.

AUDITIONS 11.25 a.m. – 1.10 p.m.
8.    Alisa KISIELEWSKA
9.    Maria Teresa MOLISZEWSKA
10.    Gaia Damiana MINERVINI

BREAK 1.10  p.m. – 2.00 p.m.

AUDITIONS 2.00 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.
11.    Mónika PAPP
12.    Wiktor PTAK
13.    Vasilisa STARYNINA 

BREAK 3.45  p.m. – 4.15 p.m.

AUDITIONS 4.15 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
14.    Krzysztof WIERCIŃSKI
15.    Franciszek CHARCHUŁA
16.    Julia CICHOŃSKA

*The time of the auditions can be a little bit different than the originally scheduled

PRACTICE SCHEDULE – CONCERT HALL

18.05.2017   Thursday

GROUP II

8.30 a.m. – 8.55 a.m.
1.    Roman FEDIURKO
2.    Jean Ying FONG
3.    Anna GORDON
4.    Anna Honorata GOSK
5.    Anastasiia KLIUCHEREVA

10.50 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.
6.    Bartosz KURDYBACHA
7.    Franciszek LEWANDOWSKI
8.    Ewa Maria MAZUR
9.    Zofia MICHAŁOWICZ
10.     Monan JÜLCH

1.25 p.m. – 1.50 p.m.
11.     Anastazja Dolores NOCOŃ    
12.     Denis Cornelius ORKISZEWSKI
13.     Marta PAPOJAN
14.     Szymon Filip ROSŁONOWSKI
15.     Marianna Klara SEREDA

3.40 p.m. – 4.05 p.m.
16.     Amelia Maria ŚLIWIŃSKA
17.     Julia TOŁWIŃSKA
18.     Martyna WALUSIAK-CYBULSKA
19.     Ludwik WIŚNIEWSKI
20.     Adam ZAKRZEWSKI

5.55 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.
21.    Sofiia ZHOLOBOVA
22.    Michał BASISTA
23.    Oliwia BIELECKA
24.    Piotr Zbigniew CZERWIŃSKI

19.05.2017  Friday

GROUP I

8.30 a.m. – 8.50 a.m.
1.    Asta Dora FINNSDOTTIR
2.    Jean Ann FONG
3.    Franciszek Piotr GĄSIENIEC
4.    Yong Ju JONG

10.00 a.m. – 10.20 a.m.
5.    Pu Gang KIM
6.    Antoni Wojciech KURZEJA
7.    Natalia KUTC
8.    Julia NIEDZIELSKA

11.20 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.
9.    Anna Maria RZESOŚ
10.     Tali SHAFAR
11.     Rio UEYAMA
12.     Alena ALEKHINA
13.     Daria BENKOVSKA

 GROUP III

2.00 p.m. – 2.20 p.m.
1.    Szymon Jakub DRABIŃSKI
2.    Lili FARKAS
3.    Apor Boldizsár HORVÁTH
4.    Renata IBRAGIMOVA
 
20.05.2017  Saturday

GROUP III CHANGE IN SCHEDULE

8.30 a.m. – 8.45 a.m.
1.    Zuzanna Agnieszka JARGIEŁO
2.    Marek Michał KĄKOL
3.    Kanghyun KIM

10.55 a.m. – 11.10 a.m.
4.    Alisa KISIELEWSKA
5.     Maria Teresa MOLISZEWSKA
6.    Gaia Damiana MINERVINI

1.30 p.m. – 1.45 p.m.
7.   Mónika PAPP
8.    Wiktor PTAK
9.    Vasilisa STARYNINA 

3.45 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
10.     Krzysztof WIERCIŃSKI
11.     Franciszek CHARCHUŁA
12.     Julia CICHOŃSKA

*The time of the practice can be a little bit different than the originally scheduled

PRACTICE SCHEDULE – PIANO

18.05.2017  Thursday

GROUP  II

ROOM NO. 1
7.30 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Roman Fediurko
9.50 a.m. – 10.50 a.m. Bartosz Kurdybacha
12.25 p.m. – 1.25 p.m. Anastazja Dolores Nocoń
2.40 p.m. – 3.40 p.m.  Amelia Maria Śliwińska
4.55 p.m. – 5.55 p.m. Sofiia Zholobova

 ROOM NO. 2
7.30 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Jean Ying Fong
9.50 a.m. – 10.50 a.m. Franciszek Lewandowski
12.25 p.m. – 1.25 p.m. Dennis Orkiszewski
2.40 p.m. – 3.40 p.m.  Julia Tołwińska
4.55 p.m. – 5.55 p.m. Michał Basista

ROOM NO.3
7.30 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Anna Gordon
9.50 a.m. – 10.50 a.m. Ewa Maria Mazur
12.25 p.m. – 1.25 p.m. Marta Papojan
2.40 p.m. – 3.40 p.m.  Martyna Walusiak–Cybulska
4.55 p.m. – 5.55 p.m. Oliwia Bielecka

ROOM NO. 4
7.30 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Anna Honorata Gosk
9.50 a.m. – 10.50 a.m. Zofia Michałowicz
12.25 p.m. – 1.25 p.m. Szymon Filip Rosłonowski
2.40 p.m. – 3.40 p.m.  Ludwik Wiśniewski
4.55 p.m. – 5.55 p.m. Piotr Zbigniew Czerwiński

ROOM NO. 5
7.30 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Anastasiia Kliuchereva
9.50 a.m. – 10.50 a.m. Monan Jülch 
12.25 p.m. – 1.25 p.m. Marianna Klara Sereda
2.40 p.m. – 3.40 p.m.  Adam Zakrzewski

19.05.2017  Friday

GROUP  I

ROOM NO. 1
8.00 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Asta Dora Finnsdottir
9.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. Pu Gang Kim
10.50 a.m. – 11.20 a.m. Anna Maria Rzesoś

ROOM NO. 2
8.00 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Jean Ann Fong
9.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. Antoni Wojciech Kurzeja
10.50 a.m. – 11.20 a.m. Tali Shafar

ROOM NO. 3
8.00 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Franciszek Piotr Gąsieniec
9.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. Natalia Kutc
10.50 a.m. – 11.20 a.m. Rio Ueyama

ROOM NO. 4
8.00 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Yong Ju Jong
9.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. Julia Niedzielska
10.50 a.m. – 11.20 a.m. Alena Alekhina

ROOM NO. 5
10.50 a.m. – 11.20 a.m. Daria Benkovska

GROUP III

ROOM NO. 1
1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.  Szymon Jakub Drabiński

ROOM NO. 2
1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.  Lili Farkas

ROOM NO.3
1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.  Apor Boldizsár Horváth

ROOM NO. 4
1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.  Renata Ibragimova

20.05.2017 Saturday

GROUP  III CHANGE IN SCHEDULE

ROOM NO. 1

7.30 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Zuzanna Agnieszka Jargieło
9.55 a.m. – 10.55 a.m. Alisa Kisielewska
12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m. Mónika Papp
2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.  Krzysztof Wierciński

ROOM NO. 2
7.30 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Marek Michał Kąkol
9.55 a.m. – 10.55 a.m. Maria Teresa Moliszewska
12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m. Wiktor Ptak
2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.  Franciszek Charchuła

 ROOM NO.3
7.30 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Kanghyun Kim
9.55 a.m. – 10.55 a.m. Gaia Damiana Minervini
12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m. Vasilisa Starynina
2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.  Julia Cichońska

*The time of the practice can be a little bit different than the originally scheduled


Dinners:

The Organizer provides the participant and one assistant a hot meal each day of auditions in the Chopin Centre in Szafarnia.

Dinner will be issued:
on Thursday (18.05) from 1.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
on Friday (19.05) from 1.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
on Saturday (20.05) from 1.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
on Sunday (21.05) from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.


Bus timetables

The organizer provides free transport for all participants and their companions from Toruń (Plac Teatralny 2) to the place of auditions - to Chopin Centre in Szafarnia and back.

THURSDAY 18th MAY
Toruń → Szafarnia – 06.30 a.m. (Golub-Dobrzyń 07.15 a.m.)
Toruń → Szafarnia – 11.15 a.m. (Golub-Dobrzyń 12.00 a.m.)
Szafarnia → Toruń – around 3.00 p.m.
Szafarnia → Toruń – around 8.45 p.m.

FRIDAY 19th MAY
Toruń → Szafarnia – 07.00 a.m. (Golub-Dobrzyń 07.45 a.m.)
Toruń → Szafarnia – 12.00 p.m. (Golub-Dobrzyń 12.45 p.m.)
Szafarnia → Toruń – around 2.00 p.m.
Szafarnia → Toruń – around 5.00 p.m.

SATURDAY 20th MAY
Toruń → Szafarnia – 06.30 a.m. (Golub-Dobrzyń 07.15 a.m.)
Toruń → Szafarnia – 11.30 p.m. (Golub-Dobrzyń 12.15 p.m.)
Szafarnia → Toruń – around 3.00 p.m.
Szafarnia → Toruń – around 7.00 p.m.

SUNDAY 21st MAY
Toruń → Szafarnia – 9.30 a.m. (Golub-Dobrzyń 10.15 a.m.)
Toruń → Szafarnia – 10.30 a.m. (Golub-Dobrzyń 11.15 a.m.)
Szafarnia → Toruń – around 3.00 p.m.


Piano practices in Toruń, Golub-Dobrzyń and Kowalewo Pomorskie.

There is a possibility of additional piano practices in Toruń, Golub-Dobrzyń and Kowalewo Pomorskie from 16th to 20th May.

Toruń
16th May (Tuesday) 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
17th May (Wednesday) 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
18th May (Thursday) 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
19th May (Friday) 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m
20th May (Saturday) 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Zespół Szkół Muzycznych im. Karola Szymanowskiego
ul. Szosa Chełmińska 224/226
87-100 Toruń
tel. (+48) 56 612 24 10
If necessery please contact the school office.

Golub-Dobrzyń
19 May (Friday) 2.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
20 May (Saturday) 09.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Zespół Szkół Nr 3
Konopnickiej 15
87-400 Golub-Dobrzyń
tel. 53 53 53 977

Kowalewo Pomorskie
18 May (Thursday)
19 May (Friday)

Publiczna Szkoła Muzyczna I Stopnia w Kowalewie Pomorskim
Odrodzenia 7
87-410 Kowalewo Pomorskie
tel. 535 353 786


Recommended hotels in Toruń:

 

The participants will receive a 5% discount at the hotels listed below:
http://hotelmeeting.pl/?lang=en
http://mcsm.torun.pl/hostel/?lang=en

RULES


Prizes

Monetary prizes:

Age Group I:
1st Prize 1500 €
2nd Prize 1000 €
3rd Prize 700 €

Age Groups II and III:

1st Prize 2000 €
2nd Prize 1500 €
3rd Prize 1000 €

Additional prizes:

  • The Prize of the Consul of the Republic of Poland in Navarra, Basque Country and La Rioja Angel Tellechea Goyena
  • The Award of the Music Academy’s Rector in Bydgoszcz in the character of half recital at the academy legal address
  • The Award of the Györg Ferenczy Foundation in Budapest for the best performance of a Fryderyk Chopin performance and an invitation to Hungary
  • The Award of the Chopin w Ogrodzie Sztuk Foundation
  • The Award of the ThyssenKrupp Energostal for the best performance of Fryderyk Chopin’s work
  • The Award of the Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina – concert in Żelazowa Wola
  • The Award of the Hotel Przystanek Toruń and Lokomotywa Restaurant

Contact

(Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm):
Polish: 00 48 56 682 79 30, 00 48 784684945
English: 00 48 668 494 325
konkurs@szafarnia.art.pl

SCHEDULE

May 17th, 2017 / 6.00 p.m.
INAUGURATION

CKK Jordanki in Toruń (Aleja Solidarności 1-3, Toruń)
Tickets:30/40 PLN (Tickets will be available for sale at the CKK Jordanki Box Office, Aleja Solidarności 1-3, 87-100 Toruń, tel.: +48 56 64 24 379).

Piotr Paleczny – piano
Paweł Wakarecy – piano
Torun Symphony Orchestra
Mariusz Smolij – conductor

Programme:
Fryderyk Chopin

Piano concerto in F minor op. 21:
Maestoso
Larghetto
Allegro vivace
/Paweł Wakarecy – piano

Piano concerto in E minor op. 11:
Allegro maestoso
Larghetto
Rondo – Vivace
/ Piotr Paleczny – piano


May 18th, 2017 / 09.00 a.m. 8.00 p.m.
AUDITIONS – GROUP II

The Chopin Centre in Szafarnia
Free entry!


May 19th, 2017 / 09.00 a.m. 5.00 p.m.
AUDITIONS – GROUP I, GROUP III

The Chopin Centre in Szafarnia
Free entry!


May 20th 2017 / 09.00 a.m. 6.00 p.m.
AUDITIONS – GROUP III

The Chopin Centre in Szafarnia
Free entry!


May 21st, 2017 / 12.00 p.m.
PRIZEWINNERS’ CONCERT

The Chopin Centre in Szafarnia
Free entry!

JURY

Jury members:
prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń (Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland)
prof. Izabella Darska-Havasi (György Ferenczy Foundation in Budapest, Hungary)
dr Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna (University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland)
prof. Maria Murawska (Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland)
prof. Martin von der Heydt (Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany)
prof. Jordi Benseny Plaza (Conservatory of Music in Lleida, Spain)
prof. Andrzej Tatarski (Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland)

Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń

Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, a Polish pianist of Bulgarian origin. Graduated with distinctions from a class conducted by professor Zbigniew Śliwiński at the Higher State School of Music in Gdansk (presently Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk). She did her postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik und darsteilende Kunst in Vienna in a class conducted by professor Alexander Jenner. She participated in master classes conducted by Susanne Roch, Dieter Zechlin and Georgy Sebok. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń gives concerts in Poland and abroad. She is a co-founder of the Association of Music Lovers, which holds high level chamber music concerts and “Musica nos unit” International Festival. She was awarded with a medal of the National Education Commission and in 2005 with Gloria Artis medal and the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. Presently she is a piano professor at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. She is invited to conduct master classes in Poland and abroad, seminars for piano teachers and open lessons and consultations. She cooperates with the Centre of Artistic Education in Warsaw. She has been a jury member for numerous Polish and foreign competitions. Her students receive best awards in piano competitions in Poland and abroad, gave numerous concerts and some of them are successful in teaching in Poland and abroad. Her students include, among others, Ewa Jasińska, Krzysztof Herdzin, Rafał Blechacz, Michio Nishihara Toro, Takayuki Hirata and Paweł Wakarecy.

Izabella Darska Havasi

Izabella Darska Havasi, a graduate of the State Higher School of Music in Poznan (presently the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music). She worked as a piano teacher at the Higher School of Ballet, the Z. Kodály Choir School, the F. Liszt Academy of Music and the King St. Stephen’s 2nd Grade Academy of Music in Budapest. She is a founder and artistic instructor of the György Ferenczy’s Foundation in Budapest. Since 2009 Izabella Darska Havasi has been a member of the International Federation of Chopin Societies. She organises Polish and international Chopin competitions, concerts, courses and other events connected with Chopin’s issues. She is a music teacher and lecturer in theory of music at the TIT Cultural and Educational Institute in Budapest. As a solo pianist, chamber pianist and accompanist she performed in Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Romania, Germany and Hungary. She has been a member of Polish and international piano competitions for many years. In 2004 she was decorated with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. She was granted a diploma of the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and Arts for her outstanding teacher’s work and a diploma granted by Bogdan Zdrojewski, a Minister of Culture and National Heritage for her outstanding contribution to the Chopin Year.

Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna

Hui-Ying Liu (-Tawaststjerna) born in Taiwan, she is one of the best-known pianists and pedagogues in Finland. Hui-Ying Liu holds a Doctor of Music degree from the Sibelius Academy. She graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and from the New York University. Her piano teachers were Martin Canin, Konrad Wolff, and Pierre Sancan; she also received coaching from renowned artists Leon Fleisher, Karl Ülrich Schnabel and Rosa Sabater. As recitalist, soloist with orchestra, chamber musician and collaborative pianist, Hui-Ying Liu has performed with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Okko Kamu, Eri Klas, among others. She has recorded for the Finnish Broadcasting Company and the Finlandia Records.  Hui-Ying Liu was the head of the Piano Department at the Sibelius Academy for five years, and has been a permanent faculty member at the Sibelius Academy since 1984. She has co-authored a piano method Piano Key, served as a jury member in piano competitions, and also given master classes and lectures internationally. Her professional activities have taken her to England, Ireland, Germany, Spain, the U.S., Taiwan, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. She has been the main architect of such musical events as The Young Chopin Festival, the MusicPlus concerts, and the Chopin Competition for the Young Pianists in Finland. Since becoming the president of the Chopin Society of Finland in 2005, she has immersed herself in the promotion of young musicians and of classical music in general.

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.

Martin von der Heydt

Martin von der Heydt studied piano at the Folkwang-Hochschule Essen (Germany) with Prof. Till Engel. In addition, masterclasses with Vitaly Margulis, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Jean-Philippe Collard and Leonard Stein. Martin von der Heydt’s repertoire encompasses all epochs from Renaissance music to most recent compositions, and comprises standard works as well as many rarities. In 1999, he co-founded the E-MEX Ensemble, an instrumental group entirely devoted to the performance of contemporary works. Among the numerous internationally renowned composers with whom he worked are: Henri Pousseur, Juan Allende-Blin, Aribert Reimann, Christobál Halffter, Volker Heyn, Akira Nishimura, In-Sun Cho, Michael Denhoff, Jia Guoping, Sidney Corbett, Karin Haußmann, along with distinguished composers of the younger generation. Von der Heydt has won several prizes at international piano competitions. He performed at the important music centres in Germany as well as in many European countries, the USA, Brazil, Chile, China, Korea and Japan. His concerts have been broadcasted by the WDR Cologne, Deutschlandfunk, SWF Stuttgart and Deutschland Radio Berlin. Since 2001, he has held a teaching post at the Folkwang University in Essen and has given piano master classes and workshops at German and international music universities including Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo. Since November 2011, he has been teaching a piano class at the Hochschule fuer Kuenste Bremen.

Jordi Benseny Plaza

Jordi Benseny Plaza is a graduate of the Liceu Higher Conservatory of Music in Barcelona. He also studied Spanish philology. While being a student he got a scholarship from the regional government. Until 2012 he was a member of the management board of the Conservatory of Music in Lleida, where he conducts piano classes. His students study in music academies in Europe and win numerous prestigious competitions. Jordi Benseny was a member of the jury of the International Piano Competition “Ricard Vines” in Lleida several times and, presently, he is the main organizer of the competition.

 

 

 

Andrzej Tatarski

Andrzej Tatarski completed his piano studies and graduated with distinctions from a class of Professor Olga Ilwicka-Dąbrowska of the Academy of Music in Poznan. He improved his piano skills during his postgraduate studies under the supervision of Professor Vlado Perlemuter in Paris. He has been conducting his artistic activities as a solo and chamber pianist for years. Andrzej Tatarski has performed in countries of Europe, America and Asia. He participates in renowned music festivals such as the Poznan Musical Spring, Warsaw Autumns, Karol Szymanowski’s Music Days in Zakopane, Wratislavia Cantans, Festival of Polish Piano Music in Słupsk, Festival of Polish Contemporary Music in Wroclaw and International Chopin Festival in Duszniki. He made a lot of first performances of contemporary works of Polish composers. His artistic works included numerous archival records for Polish and foreign radio stations, records and television and film performances. The artist sits on juries of Polish and international piano competitions, such as, among others, the Polish Chopin Competition held in Warsaw, the Ignacy Jan Paderewski International Competition held in Bydgoszcz and International Competition of Piano Duets held in Bialystok. He lectures during master classes in Poland and abroad. He was also a head of the Chamber Music Chair and Piano Chair in the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, where he has conducted a piano class for many years.

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PRIZEWINNERS CONCERT

 

VIDEO RECORDINGS FROM AUDITIONS - GROUP 1

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PRIZEWINNERS CONCERT

GROUP III

GROUP I

GROUP II

INAUGURATION

PRIZEWINNERS

PRIZEWINNERS of the25th Jubilee International Fryderyk ChopinPiano Competition for Children and Youth:

I GROUP
I prize: Alena ALEKHINA (Russia)
II prize: Rio UEYAMA (Japan)
III prize: Natalia KUTC (Russia)

Distinctions:
Asta Dora FINNSDOTTIR (Iceland)
Jean Ann FONG (Singapore)

 

II GROUP
I prize: Piotr Zbigniew CZERWIŃSKI (Poland)
II prize: Anastasiia KLIUCHEREVA (Russia)
III prize: Monan JÜLCH (Germany)

Distinctions:
Marta PAPOJAN (Poland)
Roman FEDIURKO (Ukraine)
Julia TOŁWIŃSKA (Poland)

 

III GROUP
I prize: Maria Teresa MOLISZEWSKA (Poland)
II prize: Szymon Jakub DRABIŃSKI (Poland)
III prize: -

Distinctions:
Vasilisa STARYNINA (Russia)
Marek Michał KĄKOL (Poland)
Kanghyun KIM (South Korea)

Additional prizes:

• The Award of the Hotel Przystanek Toruń and Lokomotywa Restaurant
Roman FEDIURKO (Ukraine)
Asta Dora FINNSDOTTIR (Iceland)
Jean Ann FONG (Singapore)
Kanghyun KIM (South Korea)
Vasilisa STARYNINA (Russia)

• The Prize of the Consul of the Republic of Poland in Navarra, Basque Country and La Rioja Angel Tellechea Goyena
Marek Michał KĄKOL (Poland)
Marta PAPOJAN (Poland)
Julia TOŁWIŃSKA (Poland)

• The Award of the Chopin w Ogrodzie Sztuk Foundation. Concert in Szafarnia, August 13 th 2017 and selected works of Fryderyk Chopin.
Marek Michał KĄKOL (Poland)
Marta PAPOJAN (Poland)
Rio UEYAMA (Japan)

• The Award of the ThyssenKrupp Energostal for the best performance of Fryderyk Chopin’s work (selected works of Fryderyk Chopin)
Maria Teresa MOLISZEWSKA (Poland)

• The Award of the Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina (concert in Żelazowa Wola June 4th, 2017)
Piotr Zbigniew CZERWIŃSKI (Poland)
Szymon Jakub DRABIŃSKI (Poland)
Maria Teresa MOLISZEWSKA (Poland)
Marta PAPOJAN (Poland)
Rio UEYAMA (Japan)

• The Award of the Györg Ferenczy Foundation in Budapest for the best performance of a Fryderyk Chopin's piece
Piotr Zbigniew CZERWIŃSKI (Poland)
Krzysztof WIERCIŃSKI (Poland)

• The Award of the Music Academy’s Rector in Bydgoszcz in the character of half recital at the academy legal address
Maria Teresa MOLISZEWSKA (Poland)

• The award for youngest participant
Yong Ju JONG (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

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