PRIZES of the 11th Competition 2019



The Finalists shall also be awarded the title of the Laureate of the 11th International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz.

Special prizes

Special Paderewski Prize – awarded by the Paderewski Foundation in Morges and the Geneva International Music Competition.

3 000 CHF – for a pianist playing in a particularly expressive way in a romantic tradition and a concert in Switzerland.

Additional prizes:

  • Prix Hiroko Nakamura. Recitals in Japan, founded by the Paderewski Japan Association (March 17th–23rd, 2020).
  • The Hamamatsu Cultural Foundation prize, the organizer of the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. Recitals in Japan.
  • Konzertdirektion Prof. Victor Hohenfels. Concert in Berliner Philharmonie with the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin in the artistic season 2020/2021.
  • Chopin Foundation in Miami. Recital for the laureate on Florida in 2020.
  • Polish Music Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Gala concert during the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles for the 1st prize-winner, November 2020.
  • Paderewski Music Society in Los Angeles. Piano recital at the Paderewski Music Society Recital Series in the artistic season 2020/2021.
  • Prize for the best Polish participant. Recital at The Paderewski Festival in Raleigh, North Corolina, USA in 2020.
  • International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. Recital for the laureate.
  • Tbilisi International Piano Competition. Recital in Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • Casa Sanguszko de Cultura Polonesa, São Paulo, Brazil. Recitals for the best Polish participant.
  • Witold Małcużynski’s Prize. Concert in Viña del Mar, Chile, 2020 for the best Polish participant of the 11th International Paderewski Piano Competition, founded by Corporacion Cultural de Viña del Mar.
  • Polish Institute in Kiev. Prize for the best Polish participant, March 1st, 2020. Concert in National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Kiev.
  • Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz. Prize for the best performance of the Paderewski’s work for the Finalist of the Competition.
  • Special Prize of the Rector of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Recital for the 1st prize-winner.

  • Toruń Symphony Orchestra. Recital for the best participant represented Baltic Sea Region.
  • International Chopin Festivals Foundation in Duszniki Zdrój. Recital for the 1st prize-winner at the 75th International Chopin Festival in Duszniki Zdrój, August 2020.
  • Polish Royal Opera’s Prize for the best Polish participant of the Competition. Concert with the symphony orchestra in Studio S1, Warsaw, March 12th, 2020.
  • Silesian Ludwig van Beethoven Festival in Głogówek. Recital at the Festival in 2020 for the best Polish participant of the Competition.
  • Jerzy Kolanowski prize, 1000 Euro, for the best performance of Frederic Chopin’s compositions.

* FAZIOLI award for the best participant playing on the FAZIOLI piano. An extraordinary concert in Poland for a participant classified at least to the 2nd stage of the Competition OR an extraordinary concert at the Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, Italy for the Finalist of the Competition.

Competition Partners

Competition Sponsors

Co-Financing of the Competition

The competition is co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Fund for the Promotion of Culture – a state special purpose fund, as part of the „Music” program implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance, and by the City of Bydgoszcz.
Partner of the International Paderewski Piano Competition  – Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region.