1st PRIZE WINNER NAGRODA – Mateusz Krzyżowski


30 000 Euro


€ 1 000 – prize for the best performance of W. A. Mozart piano concerto

€ 1 000 – prize for the best Polish participant classified to the semi-final or final

20 000 PLN – the prize for the best Polish participant awarded by the Roman Dmowski and Ignacy Jan Paderewski Institute for the Legacy of Polish National Thought.


·  Additional prize for Polish pianist who ranked highest in the 12th Competition founded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Piano recitals featuring F. Chopin, I. J. Paderewski and K. Szymanowski music performed in the Polish diplomatic missions in France, Switzerland and the USA in 2023–2024

·     Prix Hiroko Nakamura. Cycle of recitals in Japan in March 2023 for the 1st prize winner founded by the Paderewski Japan Association and the Hamamatsu Cultural Foundation prize.

·     Konzertdirektion Prof. Victor Hohenfels prize. Concert in Berliner Philharmonie with the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin in the artistic season 2023/2024.

·     Chopin Foundation in Miami prize. Recital for the laureate on Florida in the artistic season 2023/2024.

·     Polish Music Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles prize. Gala concert during the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles for the 1st prize-winner, November 2023.

·     Paderewski Music Society in Los Angeles prize. Piano recital at the Paderewski Music Society Recital Series in the artistic season 2023/2024.

·     Tbilisi International Piano Competition prize. Recital in Tbilisi, Georgia.

·     Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz prize. Concert with the Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra for the 1st prize winner.

·     Silesian Ludwig van Beethoven Festival in Głogówek prize. Recital at the 31st Festival in 2023 for the laureate of the Competition.

·     Recital in Łódź (Poland) awarded by the Arthur Rubinstein International Music Foundation, Łódź.

·     Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival prize. Recital for the winner of the Competition at the 19th Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival.

·     Oskar Kolberg Philharmonic in Kielce prize. Concert with the Oskar Kolberg Philharmonic Orchestra for the best Polish participant.

·     International Chopin Festivals Foundation in Duszniki-Zdrój prize. Recital for the 1st prize-winner at the 78th International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój, August 2023.

·     Special Prize of the Rector of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Recital for the 1st prize-winner (14.09.2023).

·     Toruń Symphony Orchestra prize. Concert for the best Polish participant.

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 – a State purpose–specific Fund, as part of the “Music” program, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance and the City of Bydgoszcz.
A Partner of the International Paderewski Piano Competition is Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region.