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

V edition

The jury of the fifth competition:

5th International
Ignacy Jana Paderewski Piano Competition

Bydgoszcz, 6-17 November 2001

The jury of the fifth competition:

Jerzy Sulikowski

Studied in Katowice and Sopot with Professor Zbigniew Śliwiński, and in Paris with Professor Suzanne Roche i Vlado Perlemuter. First Prize winner at the International Music Competition in Geneva in 1967. Performed in many European countries, as well as in China, Cuba and in Japan. Professor at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz and Gdansk. He has also been a professor at the Musashino Music Academy in Tokyo for 5 years. Jerzy Sulikowski is invited as an instructor at the Summer Piano Courses, among others in Vienna and Duszniki-Zdrój. Among his students are many prize winners of national and international piano competitions. In 1996 Mr. Sulikowski initiated the resumption of the International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz.

Ewa Pobłocka
Ewa Pobłocka graduated from the St. Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk. She is a laureate of the competitions in Vercelli, Bordeaux and Warsaw. She performed in almost every European country as well as in both Americas, Singapur, Korea, Japan and Austria. Her partners in the concerts were orchestras from England, USA, Italy, Germany, Austria and Poland. She made recordings for many radios and record companies both in Poland and abroad. Her record with "Piano concert" of W. Lutosławski was the "Record of the 1996 Year". Ewa Pobłocka was rewarded with the John Field Medal for the recording of 20 "Nokturns" of Field. Her latest recording are "Nocturns" of Chopin, "Songs" of Karłowicz with Jadwiga Rappé (FRYDERYK'98), "Piano Concerts" of Andrzej Panufnik, Witold Lutosławski and Paweł Szymański with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazimierz Kord (the Record of the 1998 Year, FRYDERYK'98), "Songs" of Chopin, Moniuszko, Karłowicz, Szymanowski and Lutosawski with Ewa Podleś, as well as Mazurki and Fantasy on the Polish themes op. 2 of F. Chopin with Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra conducted by Jacek Kasprzyk. Hes lates CD - "Partit" of J. S. Bach and "Nocturns" of Faure - were recorded for the first time in Poland. Ewa Pobłocka also performs chamber music in cooperation with Jadwiga Rappé, Ewa Podleś, Olga Pasiecznik and the Silesian Quartet. She has been a professor of the piano class at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.
Regina Smendzianka
Studied under the direction of Professor Henryk Sztompka. Prize-winner at the IV"' International Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1949. Made numerous radio and television recordings in Poland, Holland, Italy, Germany and Japan. Professor at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and head of the Piano Department. She was given the title of Honourable Professor of the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. Holds courses of inter-pretation and delivers lectures in European and non-European countries, among others in Japan, Finland, Germany and Denmark. Is the recipient of many Polish and foreign orders, while also being prize-winner for her artis-tic and didactic activities. Performed in over 30 countries of Europe, both Americas, Near and Far East. On her initiative in 1988 was established the Regina Smendzianka Foundation.
Wiktor Mierzanow
Graduated from the Peter Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow in the piano class of Prof. Samuel Feinberg and that of organ with Prof. Alexandr Gedike. In 1945 he was given first prize at the All-Soviet Competition of Music Performers. Prize-winner at the 4th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1949. His repertoire includes among others classical pieces and those of contemporary Russian composers. Apart from giving recitals and appearing with renown orchestras he is also keen on chamber music playing. Has been giving concerts all over the world. Has made 22 records for Melodia, Monitor, Angel, Shinse-kay, Ricordi. From 1985 head of the piano department at the Peter Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. He was holding courses at the Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. Juror at many international music competitions. Chairman of the Jury at the International S. Rachmaninov Piano Competition in Moscow. Organizer of the annual S. Rachmaninov Festival in Tambov.
Karol Radziwonowicz
Born in Warsaw. Graduated from the Chopin National Academy of Music in Warsaw with top honours in 1982. He also studied under Georgy Sebok at Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. Prize winner at numerous important competitions including the International Piano Competition for Young Performers in Czechoslovakia in 1971, the Paderewski National Competition for Musical Academies in Warsaw in 1981 as well as the American Scholarship Fullbright Competition. He appeared in many international festivals in Poland, France, Japan. He plays regularly with many famous orchestras in Poland and abroad under outstanding conductors. Made numerous recordings for Polish, Czech, Australian, Canadian and Slovak Radio and Television. He is the only pianist who has recorded all Paderewski's piano compositions for "Selene Records" with co-production with "Le Chant du Monde" in France. He received the Medal of Honour from the American Society for Music. Mr. Radziwonowicz is President of the Paderewski Society in Warsaw.
Bernard Ringeissen
French pianist born in Paris. Completed his studies at the Conservatoire Nationale Superieure de Musique in Paris with top honours. His teachers were Marguerite Long and Jacques Fevrier. Prize-winner of many awards: IV'h prize at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Grand Prix at the International Marguerite Long - Jacques Thibaut Competition in Paris, P1 Grand Prix at the International Competition of Rio de Janeiro and the Villa-Lobos, Special Prize for the interpretation of Brazilian music. He performes worldwide, in recitals and in concerts with the most celebrated orchestras of Paris, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin, Warsaw and under leading conductors. Participates in prestigious festivals, among others in Athens, Aix-en-Provence, Marienbad, Besancon, Duszniki-Zdrój. He was a Jury member at numerous international competitions e.g. Long in Paris, Chopin in Warsaw, Schumann in Zwickau, Bach in Leipzig, Schubert in Dortmund, Liszt in Weimar. Mr. Ringeissen teaches at C. N. R. in Rueil-Malmaison, and gives master classes at "Mozarteum" in Salzburg and at the International Summer Seminar in Weimar. Made many recordings for Ades, Calliope and Harmonia Mundi.
Laszlo Simon
Laszlo Simon was born in Hungary in 1948. In 1966 he emigrated to Sweden and lives today in Berlin. He studied in Stockholm, Hannover, London and New York with Hans Leygraf, Ilona Kabos and Claudio Arrau. Laszlo Simon has been awarded international prizes at the Casagrande, Geneva and Busoni Competitions. He was Jury member in international competitions in Barcelona, Luxembourg, Porto and Prague (Spring Festival). He made his debut in Hungary in 1966 and has given concerts world-wide ever since. Mr. Laszlo has taught in many major institutions in Europe and Scandinavia and was head of the Piano Department of the Royal College of Music iru Stockholm. He is a professor at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin and also regularly gives classes at the Musashino Music Academy in Tokyo.
Andrzej Tatarski
Andrzej Tatarski graduated from the Academy of Music in Poznań with the first class honors in the piano class of Professor Olga Dąbrowska. In 1969-70 he improved his piano skills in Paris with Professor Vlado Perlemuter. He has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician. He performed in 22 European countries, in USA, Japan, South Korea. Andrzej Tatarski took part in the Music Spring Festival in Poznań, the Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk, performed with Chopin recitals in Żelazowa Wola and with music of Karol Szymanowski both in Poland and abroad. He made the recordings for the radio and TV in Poland as well as abroad. He made recordings with Joanna Kozłowska and Bartłomiej Nizioł. Andrzej Tatarski is a professor of the piano class and a head of the Piano Department at the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. He is often a member of jury in the national and international piano and chamber music competitions. He is a lecturer in the master classes.

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.