National Lutosławski Competition for Composers

The VI National Witold Lutosławski Competition for Young Composers will take place at the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic – European Art Centre in Białystok, Poland from September 4-8, 2016. Competition organizers say: “It is a unique musical event in the country, it is comparable only with the International G. Fitelberg Conducting Competition in Katowice.”

Prize winners from previous editions of the competition are known to be extraordinary artists, among them: Krzysztof Urbański, Michał Nesterowicz, Tomasz Tokarczyk, Tomasz Chmiel, and Jan Miłosz Zarzycki. The judges of this year’s competition are: Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, Tomasz Bugaj, Rafał Jacek Delekta, Marek Pijarowski, Ryszard Zimak, and Paweł Kotla.

The Competition will open with an Inaugural Concert on September 3, where Maestro Paweł Kotla will lead the Podlasie Philharmonic Orchestra and violin soloist Rafał Zambrzycki-Payne in a program of Bagiński’s Violin Concerto and Lutosławski’s  Concerto for Orchestra. The final day of the Competition, September 8, will feature a concert of works by Competition winners performed by the Podlasie Philharmonic Orchestra.

September 3, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.
Lutosławski Competition Inaugural Concert: Bagiński & Lutosławski
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic European Art Centre – Concert Hall
ul. Podleśna 2, Białystok, Poland
Tickets & Info: www.oifp.eu

September 8, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.
Lutosławski Competition for Young Composers: Winners’ Concert
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic European Art Centre – Concert Hall
ul. Podleśna 2, Białystok, Poland
Tickets & Info: www.oifp.eu

[Source: oifp.eu]