Laureates of the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition—held as part of the Summer Jazz Festival in “Piwnica pod Baranami” on July 16-19 in Kraków, Poland—are as follows:
- 1st prize (10.000 EURO): Bartosz Dworak (Poland) (pictured at right)
- 2nd prize (5.000 EURO): Apel-les Carod Requesens (Spain)
- 3rd prize (ex-aequo, 2.000 EURO each): Dawid Lubowicz (Poland) & Roman Janoska (Slovakia)
- Audience prize: Stanisław Słowiński
Zbigniew Seifert (1946-1979) was one of the most eminent Polish jazz musicians and a man of incredible musical talent. His untimely death did not let him fully develop his musical abilities and interrupted a promising worldwide career.
This competition is open to musicians representing different musical styles, techniques of performance and types of compositions. The institutions that co-organize this competition hope that it will help discover musical individualities as great as Seifert himself. We expect exciting musical experiences, artistic surprises and plenty of emotions related to the presentation of music written by artists of the young generation.
The founder and initiator of the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition is Małgorzata Jantos, PhD, Chair of the Board (COB) of the Zbigniew Seifert Foundation.