Paderewski Music Festival
Piano and Chamber Music Competition 2018

Our first event was a HUGE success!  We can't wait for the next one!

Sponsored by the Gifted Music School, this event will celebrate Paderewski's legacy and keep it alive through festivities, competition, and the Polish Consulate will come to give lectures.

Now it will be expanded to a two-day festival and competiton!

Piano competition for young students, AND ADULT DIVISION.

When: November 1-2, 2018

Where: Gifted Music School, 150 South, 1000 East; Salt Lake City.

Where: Gifted Music School, Salt Lake City.

Piano competition: Students ages 5-adult and is open to pianists of all levels. 

Rules: Open to pianists ages 5-adult.  
Categories: Early Elementary ages 6-9; Elementary 10-12; Junior high 13-15; High school 16-18, Adults Amateurs-age 20 to infinity (you need to qualify as an 'amateur').
Repertoire Requirement: Pieces from the Classical Period; 2 contrasting pieces from different style periods.
Special Prize: Given to best performance of music of Polish Descent (Chopin, Paderewski, etc.)
Special Paderewski Prize: Given to best performance of music by Paderewski
Special Paderewski quiz prize: student who scores the highest on the Paderewski Quiz
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize Medals and Certificates; Additional Prizes TBA.

Chamber competition:  Open to chamber groups, ages 20 and under .

Director: Dr. LeeAnn Morgan, Chamber Department Chair 
Rules: Any classical repertoire chamber group (duos, trios, quartets, quintet, sextet, octet); woodwinds included.
Age requirement: 8-18 years old; up to age 20 for woodwinds.  All ages are in one category.
Repertoire requirements: TBA
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize Medals and certificates of honor; gift certificates. Additional prizes TBA.

All decisions of the jury will be final. Good sportsmanship is required.  We want everyone to support each other and have a festive time! 

To Apply: Please fill out application form here and pay application fee here.  When paying the application fee, for the invoice number please fill out "Paderewski application fee". 


If you would like to become a sponsor, please click on the DONATE button on the top of this page. (The dropdown menu allows you to designate the program to which funds will be earmarked.)

Please contact us at 801.300.1199 for more information.


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

Paderewski at the piano SMALLPaderewski Portrait SMALLColeen with Paderewski statute

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

Thank you to the following sponsors of the 1st Annual Padrewski Music Festival:


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 DGR Paderewski sponsor

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2017 Paderewski Festival News and Pictures!

Annorra Quartet

2017 The Annora Quartet--1st prize Chamber Prize Winner

Sanne Christensen Paderewski

2017- Grand Prize Piano--Sanne Christensen