VIII International Paderewski Piano Competition Bydgoszcz, Poland

It is the 150th anniversay of the birth of Ignacy Paderewski - a very remarkable man indeed. The historian Adam Zamoyski wrote an excellent biography of the man entitled  Paderewski (London 1982) as well as his most recent brilliant biography of Chopin: Chopin: Prince of the Romantics (London 2010)


Paderewski in the 1890s

Not as much as I expected seems to be happening in Poland concerning this 150th anniversary which surprises me. All I can do at present is to refer you to the official competition website and radio link as there is little publicity concerning the event in Poland.

Perhaps people are suffering a musical hangover after the marathon International Chopin Competition. This is a rather different type of event with chamber music sections and a variety of piano concertos the competitors can choose from - pianists are able to display a more rounded talent than the narrow focus on a sole composer Chopin.

This is an interesting Polish Radio 2 (Dwojka) link of  interviews with the jury and prizewinners after the competition - but only in Polish language.



Official competition website:


http://www.konkurspaderewskiego.pl/en,AKT:2,index.html


VIII International Paderewski Piano Competition


Bydgoszcz, Poland


November 7th - 21st, 2010




FINAL

November 19th – 20th, 2010


5 participants


November 19th, 2010


1. Redkin Sergey                             F. Chopin - Concerto No. 1 in E minor op. 11


2. Evstyukhin Denis                        F. Chopin - Concerto No. 1 in E minor op. 11


3. Szymanowski Michał                  S. Prokofiew - Concerto No. 3 in C major op. 26


November 20th, 2010


1. Kunz Eduard P.                 Tchaikovsky - Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor op. 23


2. Kim Hyun Jung                 L. van Beethoven - Concerto No. 5 in E flat major op. 73


RESULTS




Concert of Laureates      SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21st, 2010, 18.00




CONCERT of LAUREATES


FILHARMONIA POMORSKA IM. I. J. PADEREWSKIEGO, UL. A. SZWALBEGO 4




Honourable mention - Denis Evstyukhin


F. Chopin Impromptu in F-sharp major op. 36


Impromptu in G-flat major op. 51


III prize (ex aequo) - Sergey Redkin


I. Stravinsky Petrouchka


Danse russe


Chez Pétrouchka


La semaine grasse


III prize (ex aequo) - Michał Szymanowski


I. J. Paderewski Legend op. 16 No. 1


Polonaise in B major op. 9 No. 6


K. Szymanowski Variations in B-flat minor op. 3


                                                                 Intermission


II prize - Hyun Jung Kim


M. Ravel Oiseaux tristes (Miroirs)


S. Prokofiev Suggestion diabolique op. 4 No. 4


C. Saint-Saëns - F. Liszt Danse Macabre


I prize - Eduard Kunz


C. Debussy Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)


M. Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit


Ondine


Le gibet


Scarbo


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