First All-Polish Paderewski Piano Competition
Bydgoszcz, December 1 – 10, 1961

The students and alumni from the academic year 1960/61 of higher musical schools in Poland participated in the competition. Twenty seven candidates representing Katowice, Cracow, Łódź, Poznań, Sopot and Warsaw entered the competition. Eventually 17 participants reported for the audition. The most renowned Polish musicians sat in the Jury.