XII Paderewski Piano Academy


Following the decision of the Polish gouvernment to temporarily cancel all public cultural events, the Paderewski Music Association in Bydgoszcz has decided to cancel the 12th Paderewski Piano Academy due to COVID-19 pandemic.

All information can be found on the official website: www.paderewskipianoacademy.eu

11 editions
11 years of experience
246 participants
from 34 countries

AUGUST 8th – 22th, 2021

Bydgoszcz, Poland


PADEREWSKI PIANO ACADEMY is held under the honourable patronage of Mr. Piotr Całbecki

The Marshal of the Kuyavia dnd Pomerania Voivodeship

Initiator of the PPA – Henryk Martenka

Chancellor of the PPA – Bartłomiej Wezner

Manager of the PPA – Agata Szpadzińska


Pavlina Dokovska
Akiko Ebi
Christopher Elton
Dina Yoffe
Toruń Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Przemysław Fiugajski
and Jakub Chrenowicz


One week of rehearsals with a symphony orchestra: lesson with conductor
4 rehearsals (30 minutes each)
acoustic rehearsal before the concert
Masterclasses with world class professors: feedback during rehearsals and 5 lessons (1/2h).Gala concerts on Saturday and Sunday for all participants who are sufficiently well prepared for playing in public (our professors will make the final judgement).


Two groups in two weeks:
1st week – AUGUST 8th – 15th, 2021
2nd week - AUGUST 15th – 22nd, 2021


Young pianists of all nationalities.



Fill in the application form from the website and supply references from a well-known musician. Deadline: May 15th, 2021. List of invited pianists June 1st, 2021.


The fee for the Paderewski Piano Academy (one week) is EUR 1900, excluding the bank charge.

EUR 1300 - fee for the masterclass

EUR 600 - administrative procedures, accommodation (8 days) with 3 meals every day, local transportation (from/to Bydgoszcz Airport/train station to/from the Hotel) and to the concerts halls.

The pianists invited to the Paderewski Piano Academy should send the entrance fee by June 20th, 2021, after official e-mail from the Paderewski Music Association. Domestic transportation, lessons and practicing - included. We do not reimburse traveling expenses.


1. Each participant chooses one concerto from the list:

MOZART all concertos

BEETHOVEN No. 1 in C major, op. 15

BEETHOVEN No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19

BEETHOVEN No. 3 in C minor, op. 37

BEETHOVEN No. 4 in G major, op. 58

BEETHOVEN No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73

CHOPIN No. 1 in E minor, op. 11

CHOPIN No. 2 in F minor, op. 21

MENDELSSOHN in G minor, op. 25

SCHUMANN in A minor, op. 54

GRIEG IN A minor, op. 16

SAINT-SAENS No. 2 in G minor, op. 22

BRAHMS No. 1 in D minor, op. 15

TCHAIKOVSKY No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23

RACHMANINOW No. 2 in C minor, op. 18

RACHMANINOW No. 3 in D minor, op. 30

* other concertos on special request and additional fee

AUGUST 8th – 22th, 2021

Masterclasses, rehearsals


Professor will choose 9 participants to perform on Saturday and 3 participants who will perform on Sunday.


Public Concert(for all participants who are sufficient well prepared for playing in public, performing one movement of piano concerto).

The professor will choose 9 participants.


Final Concert - Concerto Competition - Paderewski Prix (750 USD).
3, the best participants will perform the whole concerto.
The best performer will receive the Paderewski Prix (750 USD).


The office of the Paderewski Piano Academy

The Paderewski Music Association (Towarzystwo Muzyczne im. I. J. Paderewskiego)

ul. Ks. Piotra Skargi 7, 85-018 Bydgoszcz, Poland

phone: + 48 52 327 02 91

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.