The festival and the winners recital year will be on January 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Location TBD.

Sponsored by the  GIFTED MUSIC SCHOOL, this event celebrates Paderewski's legacy and keeps it alive through festivities, a competition, and lectures.

The competition will be on January 21, 2021 2:00-8:00 PM at the Gifted Music School (182 South 600 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102).

APPLY HERE: Application link will open on November 1, 2020. Please fill out the application form  and pay the application fee ($30 for soloists and $60 per chamber group). 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT

WHEN: Competition: January 21, 2021 

                  Awards and Winners Recital: January 22, 2021

WHERE: Competition: Gifted Music School, 182 South 600 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

                     Awards and Winners Recital: (St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 2315 Redondo Avenue, SLC, UT 84108)

AWARDS:  Cash and non-cash prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners in each category.

                        Special Paderewski Prize: Given to best performance of music of Polish Descent (Chopin, Paderewski, etc.)

                        All students and groups will be recognized with a certificate and medal at the celebration concert.

                        One or more honor recipients may be asked to perform at the January 22, 2021 winners' concert.

CATEGORIES:

          Piano Solo Competition: Students ages 5 and older and open to pianists of all levels.

          Repertoire requirement: 2 contrasting pieces different style periods in Elementary and Intermediate Divisions and 3 contrasting piece in

          High School Division

          Piano Duets Competition:  Students age 5 to 18 and open to pianists of all levels. 

          Repertoire requirement: 1 piece or one movement of a larger work. 

Chamber Competition: Student groups, quartets, quintets, trios, duos, all classical instrumentation.  Age limit is 18 (except, up to age 21 for woodwind performers).

Repertoire requirement: 1 piece in Junior Division and 1-2 pieces in High School Division.

RULES AND INFORMATION: Click Here

AWARDS:  Cash and non-cash prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners in each category.

                        Special Paderewski Prize: Given to best performance of music of Polish Descent (Chopin, Paderewski, etc.)

                        All students and groups will be recognized with a certificate and medal at the celebration concert.

                        One or more honor recipients may be asked to perform at the January 22, 2021 winners' concert.

DIRECTORS:        Coleen Jan Paderewski, co-director of the Paderewski Music Festival and President of the Utah Paderewski Foundation

                                      Eugene Watanabe, co-director of the Paderewski Music Festival

                                      Dr. LeeAnn Morgan, Director of Chamber Music Competition

                                      Sandra Marsh, Piano Music Competition Manager

                                      Jakob Muklewicz, Organizing Committee

 

If you would like to become a sponsor and donate, please click here to DONATE. 

For QUESTIONS please contact Sandra Marsh at smarsh@giftedmusicschool.org

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Left and middle: Paderewski, and Right: Coleen Paderewski--co-director of the Festival

Thank you to the following sponsors of the 4th Annual Paderewski Music Festival:   

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