Marcin Józef Żebrowski Music School Complex in Częstochowa cordially invites you to the 1st Wanda Wiłkomirska Violin Competition of Polish Music, which will be held on February 28 – March 5, 2019.
The competition will feature 111 young performers in three age categories. The jury is composed of: Łukasz Błaszczyk, Piotr Tarcholik, Jakub Jakowicz, Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Radosław Pujanek, and Aleksandra Szwejkowska-Belica – the artistic director of the competition. Young violinists will have the opportunity to participate in consultations with the jury members, master classes and lectures. They will compete for prizes funded by the Marshal of Silesian Voivodeship Jakub Chełstowski as well as a violin made by Janina Pawlikowska from Krakow and a master bow from the studio of Marcin Mazur from Łódź. Apart from valuable material prizes, the winners will also take part in the concerts organized by different musical institutions in the country.
The competition will be accompanied by concerts of Polish music, as part of the celebrations of the bicentenary of the birth of Stanisław Moniuszko and the 50th anniversary of the death of the outstanding Polish composer and violinist Grażyna Bacewicz. On February 28 at the Jasna Góra Basilica, the Symphony Orchestra of the Częstochowa Music School Complex under Miłosz Kula and the violinist Wojciech Nidziółka will perform works by Stanisław Moniuszko, Witold Lutosławski and Henryk Wieniawski. The Town Hall – Częstochowa Museum, for four consecutive days will host auditions and, on Monday, March 4, a concert of the laureates. The whole project will end with a concert "Grażyna Bacewicz in memoriam" at the Częstochowa Museum on March 5, featuring Cezary Sanecki, Aleksandra Szwejkowska-Belica and Maria Belica.
All the competition events, like auditions, concerts, workshops or lectures, are open to public.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.