Ladies and Gentelment!!!!

Exactly next year we will inaugurate in Bydgoszcz


November 6th – 20th, 2020

The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities, born between 1990-2006.

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

RULES XII Competition, 2022



April 20th, 2022 – the final deadline of sending the written applications

April 20th, 2022 – the deadline for pianists of send the entrance fee

April 30th, 2022 – the candidates are informed about the acceptance of their application or about the invitation to the preliminary audition

May 2022 – the preliminary auditions

June 15th, 2022 – the deadline of sending the DVD recordings of the preliminary repertoire (accepted only in particularly important cases)

July 30th, 2022 –  the announcement of the final list of the candidates, invited to take part in the Competition

September 15th, 2022 – after this day, any changes of the repertoire will not be accepted

The 12th International Paderewski Piano Competition

November 5th, 2022 – the Competition participants’ arrival to Bydgoszcz

November 6th, 2022 – the Orientation Meeting and the drawing of the performances order

November 6th, 2022 – the Inaugural Concert

November 7th, 2022 – the beginning of the I stage audition

November 10th, 2022 – the announcement of the I stage results

November 11th, 2022 – the beginning of the II stage audition

November 13th, 2022 – the announcement of the II stage results

November 14th, 2022 – day off – rehearsals with the chamber orchestra (Semi-finalists)

November 15th, 2022 – the beginning of the Semi-final audition

November 16th, 2022 – the announcement of the Semi-final results

November 17th, 2022 – day off – rehearsals with the orchestra (Finalists)

November 18th-19th, 2022 – the Final of the Competition

November 19th, 2022 – the announcement of the Prize winners

November 20th, 2022 – the Closing Ceremony

November 20th, 2022 – the Prize Winners’ Concert

November 20th , 2022 – presentation of the Additional Prizes

November 21st, 2022 – the Prize Winners’ Concert in the National Philharmonic Hall

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.