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International Competition for Young Pianists Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam

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Next competition:
25.10.-30.10.2017
Next deadline: 22.09.2017
Categories for the next competition: Piano

City: Bydgoszcz (Poland)
Age range: 1-21
Structure: Two rounds followed by final
Cycle: every two years
Categories: Piano
Organiser: Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam
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Website: http://www.konkurs-rubinstein.bydgoszcz.pl/

Rules: The rules and repertoire lists can be downloaded from the competition website.

Prizes:

  • Cash prizes – (1st – 6th prizes)
  • Special Prize – for the best performance of Karol Szymanowski’s work
  • The Aniela Młynarska-Rubinstein Prize founded by Ewa Rubinstein
  • Chopin Prize

1. The following prizes will be awarded:

1st prize - PLN 30,000
2nd prize - PLN 15,000
3rd prize - PLN 9,000
4th prize - PLN 8,000
5th prize - PLN 6,000
6th prize - PLN 4,000

Special Prize of PLN 4,000 for the best performance of a work by Karol Szymanowski in the second stage or the final

Aniela Młynarska-Rubinstein Prize founded by Ewa Rubinstein

Chopin Prize of PLN 5,000

2. The prizewinners will receive the title of the laureate of the 11TH INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PIANISTS ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN IN MEMORIAM.

3. The competitors of the second stage not qualified for the final will be awarded diplomas of honour.

4. The Jury reserves the right not to select the winner and change the number of prizes.

5. The decisions of the Jury are final and competitors cannot appeal

Application: Applications should include:

- a completed application form
- 3 black and white photos (9x12 cm)
- a photocopy of the applicant’s birth certificate
- a brief artistic biography
- a letter of recommendation from a piano-teacher or a school with a full address, a telephone number and a fax number or an e-mail address of the recommending person

Application fee: EUR 150,or an equivalent sum in foreign currency

Background: The International Competition for Young Pianists Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam has been organised in Bydgoszcz since 1993. The idea of the competition came from Arthur Rubinstein’s words, which he said while he was giving concert performances in new-built Pomeranian Philharmonic Hall in 1960: “You have a magnificent concert hall so you should hold international concerts here”. Read more (in Polish)

Last updated: 18.01.2017

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Junior group – under 17 years of age

1st prize – the Golden Violin – 7000 PLN

2nd prize – the Silver Violin – 5000 PLN

3rd prize – the Bronze Violin – 4000 PLN

4th prize – the Bronze Violin – 2000 PLN

5th prize – the Bronze Violin – 1000 PLN

Senior group – from 17 to 25 years of age

1st prize – the Golden Violin – 10000 PLN

2nd prize – the Silver Violin – 7000 PLN

3rd prize – the Bronze Violin – 4000 PLN

4th prize – the Bronze Violin – 3000 PLN

5th prize – the Bronze Violin – 2000 PLN

Apart from the prizes stipulated in the regulations, private persons and institutions may award other prizes.

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