12th International Competition for Young Pianists „Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” will be held from 7 to 13 December 2021 in Bydgoszcz – in a city known as the „City of Music”, with great cultural and artistic traditions.
The competition programme is extremely demanding and includes pieces that Artur Rubinstein had in his piano repertoire. In addition to the six main financial prizes, the winners receive the Chopin Prize, the Special Prize for the best performance of a piece by Karol Szymanowski, the Special "Ruby" Prize for the youngest laureate of the competition, the Special Prize for the artistic personality of the competition, the Award of the Director of the Competition Ewa Stąporek-Pospiech for the best performance of a concert with orchestra, as well as awards in the form of concerts and scholarships. The final performances of the pianists will be held at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic (11-12 December) with the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra.
On 7 December Szymon Nehring will perform the opening recital, presenting music by Chopin and Szymanowski.
International Competition for Young Pianists „Artur Rubinstein in memoriam” is one of the most important music competitions for young pianists. The honorary chairman of the Competition is Ewa Rubinstein - the daughter of the great pianist. The competition has been organized since 1993 by the State Music School Complex Artur Rubinstein in Bydgoszcz and the Mozart Society in Bydgoszcz with the participation of: the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport in Warsaw, the Marshal’s Office of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship in Toruń, the City Hall of Bydgoszcz. The competition is recommended by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sports. In 2000, the competition was entered into the European Association of Music Competitions for Young People (EMCY).
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Rules and regulations: www.konkurs-rubinstein.bydgoszcz.pl