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.



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 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.