Polish National Chopin Competition Winners

The winners of the Polish National Chopin Competition were announced at the end of auditions held in Warsaw during the first week of February. The first three winners—Andrzej Wierciński, Łukasz Krupiński and Krzysztof Książek—will be able to bypass the first stage of the International Chopin Competition that will begin in Warsaw on October 1, 2015.

Below is a list of all winners:

  • 1st Prize: Andrzej Wierciński
  • 2nd Prize (ex aequo): Łukasz Krupiński and Krzysztof Książek
  • 3rd Prize: Łukasz Mikołajczyk
  • 4th Prize: Karolina Nadolska
  • 5th Prize: Michał Szymanowski
  • Honorable Mentions: Rafał Błaszczyk and Piotr Nowak

Overall, 36 Polish pianists born between 1985 and 1990 participated in the Competition held at the Chamber Hall of the Warsaw Philharmonic. The jury, led by Piotr Paleczny, also included Andrzej Jasiński, Janusz Olejniczak, Ewa Pobłocka, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Wojciech Świtała and Stefan Wojtas. Most of these jurors will also be judging the upcoming 17th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw in October.

[Source: polmic.pl, chopin.nifc.pl]