Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition is an opportunity for outstanding young artists. An opportunity to broaden the scope and increase the momentum of their career. An opportunity to get international recognition and to win a great prize.
The competition takes place every five years in four performing disciplines: piano, violin, string quartet and voice. The fifth, special category is the composing competition, taking place a year ahead of the performing competition.
The competition is organised by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport; the City of Katowice; Polish Radio; Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice; and the Karol Szymanowski Music Society in Zakopane. The Strategic Partner of the competition is Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne PWM.
The rules will be available soon.
The winners will receive high monetary prizes and the title of a laureate will surely open up new artistic opportunities before them.
1st prize 25,000 €
2nd prize 18,000 €
3rd prize 10,000 €
Special prize for the best performance of a piece by Karol Szymanowski: 6,000 €.
Honourable mention for the best accompanying pianist: 2,000 €.
The full repertoire will be available soon.
1.11.2022 – 31.01.2023 – entries
1.03.2023 – announcement of the list of participants who have qualified for the competition
4.09.2023 – performance order draw
5–7.09.2023 – 1st stage
9–10.09.2023 – 2nd stage
16,20.09.202 – final
22-23.09.2023 – laureates’ concert