November 10th – 24th, 2019

The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities, born between 1987-2003.

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


The schedule:

April 20th, 2019 – final deadline of submitting written applications

April 20th, 2019 – deadline for pianists to cover entrance fee

April 30 th, 2019 –  candidates are informed about the acceptance of their application or about the invitation to the preliminary audition

May 2019 – the preliminary auditions

June 15th, 2019 – deadline of sending the DVD recordings of the preliminary repertoire (accepted only in particularly important cases)

July 30th, 2019 –  announcement of the final list of the candidates, invited to take part in the Competition

September 15th, 2019 – no changes of the repertoire will be accepted past this date


The 11 International Paderewski Piano Competition:

November 9th, 2019 – Competition participants’ arrival in Bydgoszcz

November 10th, 2019 – Orientation Meeting and the drawing of the performances order

November 10th, 2019 – Inaugural Concert

November 11th, 2019 – Beginning of I stage audition

November 14th, 2019 – Announcement of stage I results

November 15th, 2019 – Beginning of stage II auditions

November 17th, 2019 – Announcement of stage II results

November 18th, 2019 – Day off – rehearsals with chamber orchestra (Semi-finalists)

November 19th, 2019 – Beginning of the Semi-final audition

November 20th, 2019 –Announcement of the Semi-final results

November 21st, 2019 – Day off – rehearsals with orchestra (Finalists)

November 22nd – 23th, 2019 – Final of the Competition

November 24th, 2019 – Closing Ceremony

Nevember 24th, 2019 – Announcement of the Prize winners & the presentation of the Awards

November 24th, 2019 – Prize Winners’ Concert

November 24th , 2019 – Presentation of the Additional Prizes

November 25th, 2019 – I, II and III Prize Winners’ Concert in the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw.

Competition sponsors
Competition partners
The Competition is financed by
The Competition is financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Republic of Poland from the Fund of the Promotion of Culture, obtained from subsidies established in games covered by the state monopoly, in accordance with Article 80 (1) of the Act of 19 November 2009 on gambling games, as part of the “Music” program, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance and the City of Bydgoszcz.
Partner of the International Paderewski Piano Competition is Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region.