Ignacy Jan Paderewski


Piano & Chamber Competition 2021 - 4th Annual Paderewski Music Festival


Welcome to the Paderewski Festival and Competition! 

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

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

TO APPLY 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

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: Competition: January 21, 2021 

                      Awards and Winners Recital: January 22, 2021

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

          Piano competition: Students ages 5-18 and open to pianists of all levels.  Requirements and details will be posted June 1, 2020

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.)

Director: Dr. LeeAnn Morgan, Chamber Department Chair 

Rules: Here

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 22, 2021 winners' concert. 

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. 

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



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
Sandra Marsh, Piano Music Competition Manager

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