Rules and scores of the 9th Competition 2013


Rules of the 9th International Paderewski Piano Competition 2013

The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities, born between 1981 and 1997.

The Competition is organized to commemorate Ignacy Jan Paderewski, a remarkable pianist, virtuoso, composer, politician and statesman.


Each competitor of preliminary auditions shall perform:

a) 2 virtuoso etudes (one of them by F. Chopin);

b) the first or more movements of a classical sonata (yet always inclusively with the first movement);

c) one or two works of competitor’s choice, in different character, but not from the classical period.


The Paderewski Piano Competition offers its participants an opportunity to perform the repertoire of their own choice. Thereby, the Organizers give pianists the chance to present their artistic personality, imagination and individuality.


Free choice of the repertoire is restricted by one condition only.

The repertoire to be performed throughout the Competition should contain works representing at least three different music styles.

The Jury shall assess the selected repertoire and its rendition taking into account pianists’ ability to construct the program of a recital, understand and render the depth of works representing a variety of musical styles, thereby display musicality and artistic personality.

Group A.

from the series – Polish Dances op. 9:

  • No. 3. Mazurka in A major
  • No. 4. Mazurka in B-flat major

from the series – Album de Mai op.10:

  • No. 1. Au Soir
  • No. 2. Chant d’amour

from the series – Miscellanea op.16:

  • No. 1. Legend
  • No. 2. Melody
  • No. 3. Thėme variė in A major
  • No. 4. Nocturne
  • No. 6. Un moment Musical

Group B.

from the series – Polish Dances op. 9:

  • No. 6. Polonaise in B major

from the series – Album de Mai op. 10:

  • No. 3. Scherzino
  • No. 5. Caprice Valse

from the series – Humoresques de Concert op. 14:

  • No. 1. Menuet
  • No. 2. Sarabande
  • No. 3. Caprice /genre Scarlatti/
  • No. 4. Burlesque
  • No. 5. Intermezzo polacco
  • No.6. Cracovienne fantastique

The selection of the remaining works of the 2nd stage repertoire is determined by a pianist.


A. RECITAL – duration time 40-45 minutes

Free choice repertoire.


Competitors in the Semi- final stage shall perform with the Silesian Quartet one of the following quintets:

Robert Schumann – Piano Quintet in E flat major, op. 44
Cesar Franck – Piano Quintet in Fminor (1878/79)
Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34
Antoni Dvořak – Piano Quintet in A major, op. 81
Juliusz Zarębski – Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 34


The participants of the final stage shall perform with the I. J. Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra one of the following piano concertos:

  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski – Concerto in A minor, Op. 17
  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski – Polish Fantasy, Op. 19
  • W. A. Mozart – Concerto No. 20 in D minor, KV 466
  • W. A. Mozart – Concerto No. 21 in C major, KV 467
  • W. A. Mozart – Concerto No. 27 in B major, KV 595
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 58
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73
  • Fryderyk Chopin – Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
  • Fryderyk Chopin – Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
  • Robert Schumann – Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  • Franz Liszt – Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
  • Franz Liszt – Concerto No. 2 in A major
  • Johannes Brahms – Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
  • P. Tchaikovsky – Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor op. 23
  • S. Rachmaninow – Concerto No. 2 in C minor op.18
  • S. Rachmaninow – Concerto No. 3 in D minor op. 30
  • S. Rachmaninow – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini op. 43
  • S. Prokofiew – Concerto No. 3 in C major op. 26

Competition Partners

Competition Sponsors

Co-Financing of the Competition

The competition is co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Fund for the Promotion of Culture – a state special purpose fund, as part of the „Music” program implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance, and by the City of Bydgoszcz.
Partner of the International Paderewski Piano Competition  – Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region.