Vacancies

3rd International Competition of Polish Music (Pianists) – Competition

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    National Institute of Music and Dance
  • Full description
    3rd International Competition of Polish Music (Pianists) – Competition
  • Type
    Competition
  • Duration / Start
    July 2, 2023 - July 9, 2023
  • Application deadline
    February 15, 2023
  • Additional notes

    About the Competition

    The International Competition of Polish Music promotes the vast legacy of the nineteenth and twentieth century Polish music. One of the main objectives of the Competition is to disseminate the works of Polish composers, especially those that rarely feature in the programmes performed by Polish and foreign artists. The Competition strives to present rediscovered repertoire to the general public and provide this unjustly neglected legacy with appropriate analyses and new editions. 

    The Competition equally endeavours to promote talented musicians who are willing to include lesser-known works written by Polish composers in their concert programmes.

    The Competition is held every other year and its successive editions may feature different sets of musicians and ensembles.

    The Competition is divided into two distinct categories: a) Category I – intended for pianists; b) Category II – intended for chamber ensembles (only instrumental, two to six musicians; neither the number of the musicians in the ensemble nor the individual instrumental parts may be changed during the course of the Competition).

    There are no age or citizenship restrictions.

    The persons with a limited capacity to legal transactions shall attach an appropriate declaration signed by their statutory representative or guardian.

    For more details about Polish composers and obtaining the scores for the Competition please visit the Competition website: https://www.konkursmuzykipolskiej.pl/en/composers


    Programme requirements

    Stage I

    The participants perform musical works selected from the list of composers to be found in Part I of the Annex (attached to the Rulebook; see the file attached below). Composers included on the list are divided into four groups; the selection shall be made in accordance with the rules stipulated therein.

    The maximum total time of the musical presentation may not be shorter than 20 minutes or longer than 25 minutes.

    Stage II shall be reached, in principle, by up to 15 pianists.


    Stage II

    The participants perform musical works selected from the list of composers to be found in Part I of the Annex (attached to the Rulebook). Composers included on the list are divided into two groups; the selection shall be made in accordance with the rules stipulated therein.

    It is acceptable to perform one work (or its individual movements) by a deceased Polish composer whose name is not featured on the list provided in the Part I of the Annex to the Rulebook (see the file attached below), but the duration of this composition may not exceed 10 minutes.

    Notice: Please send a legible score of the entire composition to the competition's office at office@polishmusiccompetition.pl if the enquired composition has not appeared in print.

    The maximum total time of the musical presentation may not be shorter than 35 minutes or longer than 40 minutes.

    The Finals shall be reached, in principle, by up to 8 pianists.


    Final Stage (Finals)

    Finals – the participant performs a piano concerto selected from the list to be found in Part I of the Annex (attached to the Rulebook). The pianist is accompanied by an orchestra.


    If you have any questions about the Competition please contact us at: office@polishmusiccompetition.pl

  • Event
    • Competition Round – July 2, 2023 - July 9, 2023
      Filharmonia Podkarpacka
      ul. Fryderyka Chopina 30
      35-055 Rzeszów (Poland)
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  • Short bio

    Candidates are required to write a short bio on application for use in programs or booklets, 3000 characters maximum.

    Please provide a description of the music education and an outline of the previous artistic activities (such as important concerts, prizes and awards from competitions, recordings etc.).

  • Question
    Answer on application

    Stage I - programme

    Please provide the full name of the composer, the title of each composition (or its selected movements, if applicable):

  • Question
    Answer on application

    Stage II - programme

    Please provide the full name of the composer, the title of each composition (or its selected movements, if applicable):

  • Multiple Choice
    Answer on application

    Final Stage (Finals)

    Please select the piano concerto that you intend to play during the Final Stage of the Competition

    • Franciszek Lessel – Piano Concerto in C major, op. 14
    • Miłosz Magin – Piano Concerto No. 2 for piano, strings and timpani
    • Artur Malawski – Symphonic Studies for piano and orchestra
    • Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński – Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor
    • Kazimierz Serocki – Romantic Concerto for piano and orchestra
    • Aleksander Tansman – Piano Concerto No. 1
    • Józef Wieniawski – Piano Concerto in G minor, op. 20
    • Władysław Żeleński – Piano Concerto in E flat major, op. 60
  • Question
    Answer on application

    Stage I - duration of the programme

    Please provide the duration of each composition (or its selected movements) you intend to play during Stage I of the Competition:

  • Question
    Answer on application

    Stage II - duration of the programme

    Please provide the duration of each composition (or its selected movements) you intend to play during Stage II of the Competition:

  • Required document(s)
    • Portrait photo: Two photographs of the Participant (including at least one portrait-style photograph),
      with the resolution of at least 300 dpi, in JPG or TIFF format; the title of the file must specify the full name of the pianist and the full name of the photographer.
    • Legal Guardian Declaration: Only required for the persons with a limited capacity to legal transactions. You shall attach an appropriate declaration signed by your statutory representative or guardian.
  • Video

    Video(s) are required (details below). No live audition.

    In the title of the video please provide the following information: the full name of the composer and the title of the piece (or its selected movements, if applicable).

    A video recording must include the repertoire specified by the Participant in the application form plus one mandatory etude by Fryderyk Chopin selected by the Participant.

    The duration of the recorded presentation must be from 20 to 25 minutes. Excerpts from compositions shall also be accepted. The order of recorded compositions may be random. The respective compositions may be recorded in different locations, on different dates and with the use of multiple technical devices.

    The video recordings shall only be used for the Competition qualification purposes and shall not be disseminated by the Organiser in any shape or form.


    If you encounter any difficulties with adding the video please contact the Muvac Technical Support at: https://www.muvac.com/en/contact-us