Sanok | 15th International Piano Forum "Bieszczady without Borders"


The 15th anniversary edition of the International Piano Forum "Bieszczady without Borders" will run from 2 to 8 February 2020. In the first week of February Sanok will become the winter capital of pianists, with over 500 participants from all corners of Europe and beyond. 

The International Piano Forum "Bieszczady without Borders" is one of the largest community-driven academic projects of the Carpathian Region. The Forum is an educational opportunity worthy of the attention of young pianists, for it is a place of the exchange of ideas and experiences between students. Here, common interests and passions lead the way for cooperation amongst unfamiliar faces. You will find that the whole spectrum of knowledge, both theoretical and practical, is addressed. From methods of practicing, courses on self-care and rehabilitation, to training in the business side of culture and self-promotion, this Forum leaves few, if any, questions of young pianists unaddressed. Ultimately, it is here that prestigious Masters and Pedagogues of the Art of Piano meet with talented and promising young pianists. Qualified active participants will take part in individual and open lessons with the Masters; thematic courses; concert practices – a series of recital and symphonic evenings; lectures and seminars; competition for prestigious awards and distinctions of the 15th edition.

The organizers have also prepared a musical feast for the audience – 6 unique concerts at the Sanok Community Center, presenting masterpieces of Polish and world piano literature. This year's soloists will be: Pavel Dombrovsky – winner of the 1st prize at the Stanisław Moniuszko International Polish Music Competition in Rzeszów, and professors Lidia Grychtołówna, Mihaił Woskriesienski and Igor Olovnikov. In addition, the concerts will feature Adam Bałdych Quartet, "Śląsk" Song and Dance Ensemble and the "Academy" Lviv Chamber Orchestra conducted by Igor Pylatyuk, who, together with outstanding soloists, will present piano concerts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Fryderyk Chopin during the Final Gala.

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