Competition

6th KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS

1.

Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union announces the 6th Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers. Composers from every country, who will not be over the age of 35 at the moment of its closing, can take part in the Competition.

2.

The subject of the Competition is a composition for chamber ensemble (flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, piano, violin, viola and cello), with a duration from 9 to 14 minutes. All the above-mentioned instruments should be used in the piece (flute and clarinet without variations, and piano without preparation).

3.

One participant can submit no more than two compositions. A composition cannot be earlier performed, published in any form or awarded in any competition.

4.

Score in pdf format, marked with an emblem and a title, with duration written, application form, a short bio note, a note about the piece and a photo (in jpg format), should be sent to the address:

sekretarz@zkp.krakow.pl

not later than on 30 January 2023 (11:59 p.m., UTC+01:00).

5.

The Jury of the Competition: Marcel Chyrzyński (chairman), Zbigniew Bargielski, Ivan Buffa (Slovakia), Federico Gardella (Italy) and Wojciech Widłak, grants one Main Prize – 1.000 USD (gross). What is more, the awarded composition will be premiered in April 2023 on the concert during the 35th Krakow International Festival of Composers.

The Jury may not award the Main Prize. Honorary awards may be granted. The decision of the jury is irrevocable and will be announced not later than on 15 February 2023.

6.

Participating in the Competition, a composer declares that the composition can be recorded for purposes of the Organizers of the concert, without any financial claims from his side.

Copies of the score of compositions will be further the property of the Krakow Branch of the Polish Composers’ Union.

7.

Applying for the Competition means that a composer agrees to these Regulations. Compositions not meeting the requirements of the Regulations will not be taken into account during the Competition.

8.

The organizers of the Competition have the right to change the date or to cancel the performance of the awarded composition from independent causes.

Any questions send to the Secretary of the Competition – Aleksandra Patalas, e-mail address: sekretarz@zkp.krakow.pl


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Results of the 1st Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers
(15 February 2018).

The subject of the competition was a piece for flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello.

Main Prize:

Orestis Papaioannou (Greece/Germany) – Quintet in five scenes (Emblem: ≈)

And 2 (two) honorable equivalent distinctions:

Olgierd Juzala-Deprati (Poland) – Strumienie (Emblem: 940227)

Lina Tonia (Greece) – U_topia (Emblem: L90709L)


Results of the 2nd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers
(11 March 2019).

The subject of the competition was a piece for string quartet.

Main Prize:

Olgierd Juzala-Deprati (Poland) – Szepty (Emblem: 500.K53)

And 3 (three) honorable equivalent distinctions:

Otto Wanke (Austria) – Interpolations (Emblem: 211289)

Andrzej Ojczenasz (Poland) – De profundis (Emblem: bz#2205)

Xinyang Wang (China) – San-Guei (Emblem: CSC9)


Results of the 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers
(28 February 2020).

The subject of the competition was a piece for flute and piano.

Main Prize:

Otto Wanke (Austria) – streams…contacts (Emblem: 1221)

And 3 (three) honorable equivalent distinctions:

Orhan Veli Özbayrak (Turkey) – Dialoge (Emblem: BOBBA1)

Tetsuya Yamamoto (Japan/France) – Éclat dans le brouillard (Emblem: FONT)

Wojciech Chałupka (Polska) – Metanoia (Emblem: PHOENIX)


Results of the 4th Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers
(20 March 2021).

The subject of the competition was a piece for chamber orchestra.

Main Prize:

Jongsung Oh (South Korea) A Horny Faun’s Rampage (Emblem: MO)

And 3 (three) honorable equivalent distinctions:

Franciszek Araszkiewicz (Poland) – Jeux Holomorphes (Emblem: Herne)

Michał Dorman (Poland) – From the ground (Emblem: calibri)

Ashley John Long (Great Britain) – The Dreaming (Emblem: CDF929)


Results of the 5th Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers (23 March 20221).

The subject of the competition was a piece for string orchestra.

Main Prize:

Krystian Neścior (Poland) Palimpsest (Emblem: Zacynthius)

And 3 (three) honorable equivalent distinctions:

Andrea Gerratana (Italy) – Le Maree (Emblem: L50PN)

Maciej Kabza (Poland) – The Infinity Mirror (Emblem: MWD2022)

Candra Bangun Setyawan (Republic of Indonesia) – Hidden Carving (Emblem: –..@)