10:00-10:30 - Alena Hove
10:30-11:00 - Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev
11:00-11:30 - Russell Iceberg
12:00-12:30 - Issei Kurihara
12:30-13:00 - Sofia Manvati
13:00-13:30 - Mira Marton
15:30-16:00 - Seina Matsuoka
16:00-16:30 - Bjørg Pas
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 15:30-16:30
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.