The Institute of Chamber Music of the Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź invites music ensembles to participate in the oldest Polish chamber music competition – the 21st Kiejstut Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition. Auditions will be held on 4-9 April 2022. Applications should be sent by 31 January 2022.
The competition history is over 60 years old. In 1995, it was named after Kiejstut Bacewicz – its initiator, outstanding chamber pianist, teacher, composer, long-time former Rector of the Conservatory of Music in Lodz. Until the fifteenth edition, the competition was an inter-university event for students of Polish and foreign music academies. Since 2007, it has been dedicated to all chamber ensembles that meet the requirements of the regulations – the average age of all members of the ensemble may not exceed 30 on the day of the competition.
The auditions will be held from 4 to 9 April 2022 in the Chamber Hall of the Academy of Music in Łódź. The winners' concert will take place in the Concert Hall of the Academy of Music in Łódź. The competition may be open to the public depending on the pandemic situation in the country. Applications with all the required files should be completed by 31 January 2022.
The 1st round of the Competition will take place in two categories:
• category A – vocal piano duo, instrumental duo (with piano), piano duo
• category B – piano trio, piano quartet, piano quintet.
The best ensembles in each category will be qualified for the second stage auditions, in which they will be classified jointly. The jury includes renowned artist: Urszula Kryger, Michał Drewnowski, Paweł Mazurkiewicz, Pierluigi Destro.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Rules, regulations and more information: https://www.amuz.lodz.pl/en/aktualnosci/2021/155999-the-21st-kiejstut-bacewicz-international-chamber-music-competition-in-lodz