7th Competition

7th International
Ignacy Jana Paderewski Piano Competition
Bydgoszcz, 4-18 November 2007

The VII International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz took place on November 4th – 18th, 2007. The Competition is organized under the Honorary Patronage of The President Of The Republic Of Poland, Lech Kaczyński. The Competition has been financed by The Ministry of Culture & National Heritage, Bydgoszcz City Hall, The Marshal’s Office of the Kujavian and Pomeranian Province in Toruń and the private donors: Pomorski Operator Systemu Dystrybucyjnego, Oddział Dystrybucji Gazu w Bydgoszczy, Zeto Bydgoszcz S.A., Yamaha, Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji Sp. z o. o. w Bydgoszczy, Bud Przemysłówka Bydgoszcz Sp. z o.o., KPEC Bydgoszcz, Polon-Alfa, Sp. z o.o., ZPR, Orbis Casino, Budownictwo Komunikacyjne i Przemysłowe Gotowski, PBDiM Sp. zo.o Kobylarnia, Per Aarslef, Projprzem S.A. i inne. Konkurs odbył się pod patronatem medialnym TVP Kultura, TVP3 Bydgoszcz, Polskiego Radia PIK oraz Polskiego Radia Programu II.

The main organizer is The Paderewski Music Association in Bydgoszcz with co-participation of The F. Nowowiejski Music Academy and Paderewski Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz. Henryk Martenka became the Director of the Competition.

Inaugural concert took place on November 4th, 2007 in the Pomeranian Philharmonic. The Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk. The soloist was The Mariya Kim, the 1st prize winner of the International Paderewski Piano Competition.

The preliminary auditions to the International Paderewski Piano Competition took place in April & May 2007 in Paris, Hannover, Shenzhen, Yokohama, New York, St. Petersburg i Warsaw. Out of 153 young pianist who entered the competition The Jury qualified 56 candidates to the Competition, 25 pianist has perform in II stage. The winner of the 1st prize was Nikita Mndoyants from Russia.
The Chairman of the Jury was Professor Piotr Paleczny, Poland.
The auditions was open to the public and transmit on Internet.

The Concert of the Laureate was repeated in Warsaw Philharmonic on November 21st, 2007. The main guest was the First Lady Maria Kaczyńska.

Partners of the contest

Międzynarodowy Konkurs Pianistyczny im. I. J. Paderewskiego jest organizowany w ramach projektu pt. "Kujawsko-Pomorskie Menu Kulturalne 2013-2014" współfinansowanego ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego Województwa Kujawsko-Pomorskiego na lata 2007-2013 oraz ze środków budżetu Województwa Kujawsko-Pomorskiego.