After six days of auditions at the 21st Kiejstut Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition in Łódź the jury announced the results. The award ceremony and the Laureates' Concert took place on the 10th of April 10 2022 in the Concert Hall of the Academy of Music in Łódź. The Albéniz Trio is the winner of the Competition. The Winners' concert and all Competition auditions are available on the organizer's YouTube channel.
In the first stage the jury members: Łukasz Błaszczyk, Massimiliano Caldi (Włochy/Polska), Michał Drewnowski, Alexander Hintchev (Bułgaria), Agata Igras, Yair Kless (Izrael/Austria), Włodzimierz Zalewski and Sylwia Michalik listened to participants divided into two categories: instrumental and vocal duets, and in the second category trios, quartets and quintets. In the second stage the teams were classified together. The Competition was open to ensembles whose average age at the beginning of the event did not exceed 30 years.
Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Italian Cultural Institute in Warsaw, and the STOART Association of Performers.
1st Prize - Albéniz Trio
2nd Prize - Gidaszewska/Łaguniak/Koziak Trio
3rd Prize ex aequo - Upbeat Piano Trio
3rd Prize ex aequo - Capaltome Duo
Distinction - Romarie Piano Duo
Special Prize for the best performance of a work of the Polish composer - Popko / Thieu–Quang
Special Prize for the best performance of a work of the Polish composer - Romarie Piano Duo
Special Prize funded by the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Lodz - Albéniz Trio
Special Prize for the best ensemble from Poland funded by the Ars Iuventutis Association - Gidaszewska/Łaguniak/Koziak Trio
Special Prize funded by the Radom Chamber Orchestra - Romarie Piano Duo
Congratulations to all participants and especially to prize winners!
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