3rd Annual Paderewski Music Festival

Piano & Chamber Competition 2020

Welcome to the Paderewski Festival and Competition! 

The festival this year will be at Temple Square, with the Opening Celebration on January 22, 2020; 7-8:30pm at the Tabernacle on Temple Square.

The competition will be on January 23, 2020; 2-8:00 pm, at Assembly Hall, and and final closing event January 24, 2020; 6pm, at Assembly Hall on Temple Square.

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." 


Competition Details:

Sponsored by the Gifted Music School, this event celebrates Paderewski's legacy and keeps it alive through festivities, a competition, and lectures. 

          When: January 23, 2020-- Auditions.   January 24, 2020-- awards event 6pm.

          Where: Assembly Hall, Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah

          Piano competition: Students ages 5-18 and open to pianists of all levels.  Requirements and details will be posted June 1, 2019

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

Repertoire Requirement:  2 contrasting pieces different style periods (example, classical, baroque, romantic, 20th century, etc.)

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

Director: Dr. LeeAnn Morgan, Chamber Department Chair 

Repertoire requirements: TBA

Recognitions:  All students and groups will be recognized with a certificate and medal at the celebration concert. The jury, at their discretion, may designate a “Special Paderewski Honor” to performance(s) that demonstrated a particularly high level of preparation.  One or more honor recipients may be asked to perform on the January 24, 2020; 6pm celebration at Assembly Hall.

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

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

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
Jakob Muklewicz, Organizing Committee
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 3rd Annual Paderewski Music Festival:   

 solitude sponsor paderewskiDaynes Music LOGO JpegLifthouse Ski Shop Paderewski 2017 sponsor logo REDUCEDGifted Music School logo       Washington Federal Logo for Paderewski.jpgDGR Paderewski sponsor