Violin / 1st stage

Aula Szabelskiego | Akademia Muzyczna im. K. Szymanowskiego w Katowicach

10:30-11:00 - Jakub Staszel

11:00-11:30 - Aleksandra Maria Steczkowska


12:00-12:30 - Adam Suska

12:30-13:00 - Kristóf Tóth

13:00-13:30 - Triinu Piirsalu

In Karol Szymanowski’s music, the violin is a symbol of friendship and love. The composer was a long-time close friend of the ingenious virtuoso Paweł Kochański, who became a professor at the New York Juilliard School after leaving Poland. Kochański inspired Szymanowski and accompanied him on his way to creating his two phenomenal violin concertos.

Love was what Szymanowski felt for his ‘chosen people’, as he would call the Górale people of the Podhale region. It is the violin that reflects the echoes of their music best. The Karol Szymanowski competition searches for violinists who are able to express the sense of such love and friendship best.

Admission to the competition auditions is free. Auditions are held from 10:30-13:30 at the Szabelski's Hall at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

Online booking via the link below is mandatory:


Reservation of entrance tickets will be conducted until the pool of available places is exhausted. Confirmation of the allocation of tickets will be sent to the e-mail address indicated in the reservation process. Tickets will be available for pickup on the day of the event at the place indicated in the e-mail.

Please arrive in advance, in order to take seats in the hall, to ensure uninterrupted auditions.

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