1961 – First Competition
First All-Polish Ignacy Jan 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.
Jerzy Maksymiuk, the first prize winner of the First All-Polish Ignacy Jan Paderewski Piano Competition, winning the prize of the 5000 PLN.
1st prize – Jerzy Maksymiuk, The State Higher School of Music (PWSM) Warsaw – 5 000 PLN
2nd prize – Maria Korecka, PWSM Cracow – 4 000 PLN
3rd prize – Piotr Lachert, PWSM Warsaw – 3 000 PLN
1986 – Reactivation of the Competition
Jerzy Sulikowski, Professor of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz and Gdańsk and Henryk Martenka, the journalist of “Ilustrowany Kurier Polski” undertook to reintroduce the competition.
Twenty seven candidates, representing all important academic centers entered the Second All-Polish Ignacy Jan Paderewski Piano Competition, included 5 foreign pianists studied in Poland. The Chairman of the Jury was prof. Zbigniew Śliwiński.
2010 – the first live streaming in the Internet
The 8th Competition was exceptional. Thanks to modern technology, we have broadcast the auditions on the Internet for the first time.
Our channel is watched by over 10,000 viewers.