2nd Competition 1986
2nd All-Polish Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz
Bydgoszcz, October 16 – 26, 1986
There were people among the music society of Bydgoszcz for whom Paderewski’s oeuvre was live and worthwhile popularization. Jerzy Sulikowski, Professor of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz and Gdańsk and Henryk Martenka, the journalist of “Ilustrowany Kurier Polski” both undertook to reintroduce the competition. The Ministry of Culture and the Arts, the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music, the I. J. Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic and the Voivodeship Office and the City Office in Bydgoszcz all undertook to organize and finance the competition, which took place from 16 to 26 October, 1986 in the concert hall of the Pomeranian Philharmonic.
Twenty seven candidates, representing all important academic centers (Warsaw, Gdańsk, Poznań, Katowice, Wrocław, Bydgoszcz) entered the competition and 19 participants competed during the eliminations.
JURY of the 2nd All-Polish Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz:
Jerzy Sulikowski – Chairman of the Jury
Laureates of the 2nd All-Polish Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz:
1st prize – Wojciech Kocyan – 110.000 PLN
2nd prize – Andrzej Janaszek – 85.000 PLN
3nd prize – was not awarded
4th prize – Marek Wysocki – 50.000 PLN
5th prize – Joanna Szczepaniak – 45.000 PLN:
6th prize ( ex equo ):
Tamara Granat – 40.000 PLN
Maciej Zagórski – 40.000 PLN
Andrzej Janaszek received a special prize in the amount of 30.000 PLN for the best rendition of Paderewski’s composition as well as the prize of the Society for Music in Bydgoszcz in the amount of 50.000 PLN, for the best rendition of a concert with an orchestra.
Wojciech Kocyan received the award of Waldemar Malicki in the amount of 15.000 PLN, for the best rendition of Liszt’s rhapsody as well as the prize for the youngest contestant of “Jeunesse Musicales” in the amount of 10.000 PLN.