The Self-Government of the Kuyavia and Pomerania Voivodeship is a patron of the Paderewski Music Association

The Bydgoszcz City Hall is a patron of the Paderewski Music Association

The Competition is a member of the Alink - Argerich Foundation since 2004.

The Competition is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions based in Geneva since 2010.


The IX International Paderewski Piano Competition, Bydgoszcz, Poland

November 3rd – 17th , 2013
The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities, born 1981 - 1997.
Application deadline: May 15th, 2013, application form
THE PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS to the 9th International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz shall take place in May, June July 2013 in the following cities:
a) Vienna - June 17th – 18th, 2013
Musikverein's building, Bösendorfer Sadtsalon, Bösendorferstrasse 12
(Entrance: Canovagasse 4), 1010 Vienna, Austria
b) Moscow - June 17th – 19th, 2013
Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
Office 4015, entrance 2, 21/5 Kuznetskii Most Street, Moscow 107996, Russia
c) London - June 20th – 21st, 2013
Yamaha Piano Artist Services London
152–160 Wardour Street, Soho,
London, W1F 8YA, England
d) Warsaw - June 21st – 23rd, 2013
The Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­sity of Music
Melcer Hall
Okól­nik 2 St., 00–368 War­saw
e) New York - June 25th, 2013
Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
689 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10022, USA
f) Seoul - June 30th, 2013
Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
COEX Exhibition Hall 1F, 159 Samseong-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea
g) Shanghai - CANCEL
h) Tokyo - July 4th, 2013
Yamaha Artist Services Tokyo
Ginza 7-10-14, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061 Japan
1. The competitors of preliminary auditions shall perform:
* 2 virtuoso etudes (one of them must be by F. Chopin)
* the first or more movements of a classical sonata (yet always inclusively with the first movement)
* one or two works of competitor’s choice, in different styles, but not from the classical style.
2. Only in exceptional cases – a pianist who on some well substantiated grounds proves he/she is incapable of participating in the Preliminary Auditions, should send the recording presenting thePreliminary Auditions repertoire on DVD or VHS (PAL or NTSC) accompanied by all required application documents by June 30th, 2013 to the. Paderewski Music Association address.
NOTICE: The recording shall present the performance of the pianist’s hands, his/her whole silhouette and right profile; it shall be taken with one camera, without any editing. To improve sound quality the use of external microphones is advised. The recording shall be signed by the applicant and its authenticity must be confirmed by the pianist’s recent professor or other known musician. Said confirmation shall also contain a telephone number, facilitating - if need be - direct contact.
1. The applicants shall be informed about the results of the Preliminary Auditions by July 31st, 2013.
2. No more than 40 pianists shall be admitted to the Competition.
3. The pianist invited to take part in the Competition shall send entrance fee of € 100,- to
the Music Association account number, by August 31st, 2013:
Towarzystwo Muzyczne im. Paderewskiego w Bydgoszczy
(The Paderewski Music Association)
Address: Skargi Street No. 7, 85-018 Bydgoszcz, Poland
BANK: BGŻ S.A. I Oddział Operacyjny w Bydgoszczy
Address of the Bank: ul.
Fordońska 74, 85-719 Bydgoszcz, Poland
account number: IBAN BANK PL 53 2030 0045 1110 0000 0237 3420
5) The competitors shall- if need be- petition for a visa to enter Poland.
4) The entrance fee is non–refundable.


The International Paderewski Piano Competition is co-organized by the Project“Cultural Menu of Kujawsko-Pomorskie”, co-financed by the European Regional Development Funds within the Regional Operational Programme for Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship for the years 2007-2013.