It is hard to imagine the concert season in Kąśna Dolna without the Week of Talents – a festival with almost 40 years of tradition. In 2021, the event will take place without the audience, with all concerts broadcast online on 18-23 May.
The Paderewski Centre scheduled two new events as part pf the festival: the Competition for the Anna Knapik Award for students of music schools in Lesser Poland and the Competition for the Scholarship of the Paderewski Center in Kąśna Dolna for students of Polish art schools. The general assumption of both competitions is to focus on one specialization in a given year, in the cycle: vocal, string instruments, piano. Participants of the current vocal edition will present their skills at competition concerts in a unique place – the last surviving property of Ignacy Jan Paderewski in the world. We will hear works by Paderewski himself, Grażyna Bacewicz, Mieczysław Karłowicz, Franciszek Maklakiewicz, Feliks Nowowiejski, Ludomir Różycki, Władysław Żeleński, as well as representatives of various European composers' schools. The competition participants will be assessed by committees composed of eminent figures of Polish culture.
The festival will also include a traditional concert of Tarnów Talents, i.e. distinguished students of the Tarnów music school, under the patronage of Ignacy Jan Paderewski. The list of performers includes: Grzegorz Wijas (organ), Karolina Starzyk and Borys Komisarz (piano duo), Aleksandra Kubala (violin) and Jan Łukasik (drums).
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