Violin / 1st stage

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

10:00-10:30 - Eimi Wakui

10:30-11:00 - Maya Wichert

11:00-11:30 - Sherzod Abdiev


12:00-12:30 - Yurina Arai

12:30-13:00 - Elise Bertrand

13:00-13:30 - Manuel De Almeida-Ferrer


15:30-16:00 - Sara Dragan

16:00-16:30 - Helene Freytag

16:30-17:00 - Karolina Górny


17:30-18:00 - Matthew Hakkarainen

18:00-18:30 - Hyeon Hong

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 in 2 sessions:

1st session from 10:00-13:30

2nd session from 15:30-18:30

at the Szabelski's Hall at  the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

Online booking via the links below is mandatory:

1st session RESERVATION

2nd session RESERVATION

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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