KONKURSO TVARKARAŠTIS/AUDITIONS SCHEDULE


FESTIVALIO PASIRODYMŲ TVARKARAŠTIS/AUDITIONS SCHEDULE

KONKURSO REPETICIJOS – COMPETITION REHEARSALS

 

FESTIVALIO REPETICIJOS – FESTIVAL REHEARSALS

 

AFIŠA

 

BUKLETAS

 

FESTIVAL EVALUATION FINAL PROTOCOL

 

COMPETITION FINAL RESULTS

 


Gala CONCERT PROGRAMME

 

 

 

Origin and history of the contest

The idea of the international Polish piano music contest-festival was born in 1999. Its movers and long-standing artistic directors – Vilnius Naujoji Vilnia music school piano teachers Irina Čekurišvili and Regina Malinauskienė. Project manager –  Vilnius Naujoji Vilnia music  school director Prof. Ričardas Sviackevičius. The event, which was then dedicated for the 150th F. Chopin’s death anniversary, received recognition of musical public and encouraged the initiative of Vilnius Naujoji Vilnia music school to continue organizational activity of this contest-festival. In 2015, a pianist, deputy director of Vilnius Naujoji Vilnia music school Ingrida Milašiūtė started the activity of the contest artistic director and coordinator. So far it is the only international F. Chopin’s name contest in Lithuania involving talented young pianists from Lithuanian and foreign music and art schools (both professional and supplementary music education).

The contest is organized every three years, it took place in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2015. Contest partner – Polish Institute in Vilnius.

 

Project goals and objectives

The main contest organization goals:

  • To broaden the musical horizons of young people from Lithuania and abroad, providing an opportunity to participate in a high artistic level international event;
  • To encourage pupils from informal musical education schools to seek professionalism when competing with the pupils from professional education institutions (such as National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts, conservatoire or a corresponding foreign musical education institution);
  • To broaden young pianists’ repertoire introducing them to the creations of Polish composers and encourage their performance in Lithuania and abroad;
  • To devote special attention to the interpretation of F. Chopin’s pieces;
  • To provide an opportunity to develop in piano master courses;
  • To encourage further creative cooperation of musical society members (contest participants, teachers, organizers, jury members) from various countries.

Organizers of the international Polish piano music contest-festival, dedicated to F. Chopin, are constantly pursuing higher artistic level of the project. For this purpose they are expecting to attract participants from more countries. During the project they organize auditions of the contest and festival participants as well as recitals of Lithuanian and world famous pianists (these people have already given them: prof. Aleksandra Žvirblytė, Vaida Kirvelytė, Jurgis Aleknavičius (Lithuania), S. Deja, Stanislaw Drzewiecki (Poland)), piano mastery courses, competent jury is invited (it involved prof. Veronika Vitaitė (Lithuania), prof. Igor Lazko (France), prof. Aldona Radvilaitė (Lithuania), doc. Albina Šikšniūtė (Lithuania), mgr. Hubert Dziedzic (Poland), mgr. Janusz Ostrowski (Poland), Martin Lysholm Jepsen (Denmark), Maile Harik (Estonia)). Final concerts and winners’ awards take place in prestigious Vilnius city halls – Vilnius Town Hall, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Grand Hall of Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy. The intention is that young pianists’ contest should eventually become world famous and acquire reputation.

 

Assessment of participants, jury

Contest and festival participants are assessed by an international jury, which consists of 8 (eight) members: 4 – contest, 4 – festival. Jury members are invited by the organizing committee. Winners are chosen by mutual decision of the jury. In each category one winner of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize is chosen and no more than 3 diplomaeds. Special diplomas may be given:

  • For the best performance of F. Chopin’s work;
  • For the best performance of a Polish composer’s work;
  • For the best performance of a Lithuanian composer’s work;
  • For the best performance of a piece dedicated to F. Chopin.

Exceptions may be made by the decision of the jury.  Jury decisions are final and undisputable.

 

Process of previous contests

The last, 6th international Polish piano music contest-festival, dedicated to F. Chopin, took place on March 12-14, 2015. 85 young pianists from Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Belorussia, Denmark and Italy participated in it.

The contest jury involved: chairman prof. Veronika Vitaitė (Lithuania), prof. Igor Lazko (France), mgr. Janusz Ostrowski (Poland), Martin Lysholm Jepsen (Denmark). Festival jury involved: chairman doc. Albina Šikšniūtė (Lithuania), prof. Aldona Radvilaitė (Lithuania), teacher – expert Tatjana Radovič (Lithuania), mgr. Hubert Dziedzic (Poland).

Participants’ auditions took place in Vilnius Naujoji Vilnia mic school Concert and Chamber halls.

The contest participants were awarded with the following prizes: tablet PC, mp4 and mp3 players, notes of F. Chopin’s works. The winners were awarded with diplomas, other participants – with letters of honor. The winner of Grand Prix was awarded with a special contest statue. The winner was also awarded with a special award of Vilnius city mayor Arturas Zuokas for the best Lithuanian  performer and 2 prizes by jury member mgr. Janusz Ostrowski – 480 zloty worth invitations to an international pianist forum in Sanoko town (Poland) which will take place in February, 2016.

During the project there was a recital of one of the most prominent contemporary Lithuanian pianists – Jurgis  Aleknavičius. The works by M. Clementi, C. Debussy and F. Chopin were played. A famous Polish pianist Stanislaw Drzewiecki performed F. Chopin’s works in the final concert, the contest and festival winners also played in the final concert. There were also piano mastery courses, which were given by a famous Lithuanian piano teacher and pianist, member of the trio “Kaskados” – doc. Albina Šikšniūtė.

The Polish Institute in Vilnius also brought an exhibition of photos by an official photographer of F. Chopin contest in Warsaw – Dominik Skurzak.

Previous editions:

First edition Official name and date of the 1st competition edition 1st International Polish Grand Piano Music Competition – Festival, dedicated to F. Chopin, March 25th – 27th, 1999
  Participants age 6-19
  Names of jury members Prof. Veronika Vitaitė (Lithuania)

Prof. Eugenijus Ignatonis (Lithuania)

Marija Radvilaitė (Lithuania)

Eva Rozovskaja (Lithuania)

  Names of main laureates Grand Prix Winner:

Denis Grockis (Lithuania)

Second edition Official name and date of the 2nd competition edition 2nd International Polish Grand Piano Music Competition – Festival, dedicated to F. Chopin, March 13th – 15th, 2003
  Participants age 6 – 19
  Names of jury members Prof. Veronika Vitaitė (Lithuania)

Prof. Kęstutis Grybauskas (Lithuania)

Prof. Aldona Radvilaitė (Lithuania)

Mgr. Miroslawa Pruska (Poland)

Jūratė Bundzaitė (Lithuania)

  Names of main laureates 1st Prize winners in different groups:

Sigi Zhao (Lithuania)

Anna Marczuk (Poland)

Denis Grockij (Lithuania)

Kotryna Gediminaitė (Lithuania)

Agnė Valiulytė (Lithuania)

Third edition Official name and date of the 3rd competition edition 3rd International Polish Grand Piano Music Competition – Festival, dedicated to F. Chopin, March 16th – 18th, 2006
Participants age 6 – 19
Names of jury members Prof. Veronika Vitaitė (Lithuania)

Prof. Aldona Eleonora Radvilaitė (Lithuania)

Prof. Miroslawa Pruska (Poland)

Doc. Tatjana Romaškina (Lithuania)

Gabriele Koenig (Germany)

Prof. Kęstutis Grybauskas (Lithuania)

Mgr. Hubert Dziedzic (Poland)

Vilija Geležiūtė (Lithuania)

Names of main laureates Grand Prix winner:

Anna Marczuk (Poland)

1st Prize winners in different groups:

Kamil Pietrzak (Poland)

Guoda Indriūnaitė (Lithuania)

Paulius Rudokas (Lithuania)

Fourth edition Official name and date of the 4th competition edition 4th International Polish Grand Piano Music Competition – Festival, dedicated to F. Chopin, March 12th – 14th, 2009
Participants age 6 – 19
Names of jury members Prof. Veronika Vitaitė (Lithuania)

Gabriele Koenig (Germany)

Natalja Lauenstein (Russia)

Prof. Miroslawa Pruska (Poland)

Nana Sutidze (Georgia)

Prof. Kęstutis Grybauskas (Lithuania)

Vilija Geležiūtė (Lithuania)

Janusz Ostrowski (Poland)

Krystyna Wachowska (Poland)

Names of main laureates 1st Prize winners in different groups:

Nino Kubaneisvili (Georgia)

Paulius Andersson (Lithuania)

Artiom Bykov (Russia)

Fifth edition Official name and date of the 5th competition edition 5th International Polish Grand Piano Music Competition – Festival, dedicated to F. Chopin, March 15th – 17th, 2012
Participants age 6 – 19
Names of jury members Prof. Veronika Vitaitė (Lithuania)

Prof. Stanislaw Deja (Poland)

Maile Harik (Estonia)

Gabriele Koenig (Germany)

Hubert Dziedzic (Poland)

Vilija Geležiūtė (Lithuania)

Tatjana Radovič (Lithuania)

Names of main laureates 1St Prize winners in different groups:

Augustė Pauliūtė (Lithuania)

Kamila Sacharzewska (Poland)

Tomasz Zając (Poland)

Sabina Bury (Poland)

Last edition Official name and date of the previous competition edition 6th International Polish Grand Piano Music Competition – Festival, dedicated to F. Chopin, March 12th – 14th, 2015
  Participants age 7 – 19
  Names of jury members Prof. Veronika Vitaitė (Lithuania)

Prof. Igor Lazko (France)

Mgr. Janusz Ostrowski (Poland)

Prof. Martin Lysholm Jepsen (Denmark) Doc. Albina Šikšniūtė (Lithuania)

Mgr. Hubert Dziedzic (Poland)

Prof. Aldona Radvilaitė (Lithuania)

Tatjana Radovič (Lithuania)

  Names of main laureates Grand Prix winner:

Pavel Laganovsky (Latvia)

1st Prize winners in different groups:

Milda Marija Kiškūnaitė (Lithuania)

Elzė Fedorovaitė (Lithuania)

Rune Leicht Lund (Denmark)

Ugnė Kaušiūtė (Lithuania)