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Bydgoszcz | Inauguration of the 11th International Paderewski Piano Competition

Konkurs Paderewskiego

Ignacy Jan Paderewski Society in Bydgoszcz invites you on 10 November 2019 at 5 p.m. to the Pomeranian Philharmonic for the inaugural concert of the 11th International Paderewski Piano Competition.

The concert will feature Nikita Mndoyants – Russian piano virtuoso, the undisputed winner of the 7th Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2007), the winner of the Cleveland Piano Competition (2016) and the finalist of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition (2013). Mndoyants is also successful as a composer: in 2014 he received the first prize in the N. Miaskowski Composition Competition in Moscow, and in 2016 at the S. Prokofiew Composition Competition in Sochi. Mndoyants graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where he also studied composition. Since 2013, he teaches orchestration at his alma mater.

The pianist will peform Sergei Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto in G minor, considered the most difficult of all the composer's piano concertos. This wonderful work is characterized as extremely emotional and intense, being also a technical challenge for the soloist. The programme will also include Witold Lutosławski's Concerto for Orchestra, which is his most-performed piece to this day. The symphony orchestra will be conducted by the artistic director of Pomeranian Philharmonic, Kai Bumann. The concert will be hosted by Krzysztof Zanussi – outstanding film and television director, screenwriter and producer, sometimes referred to as "the spiritual father of Polish cinema".

More information at: http://www.filharmonia.bydgoszcz.pl/