Semi-finalists of the 2nd International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition

Forte
Mario

Forte

Braun
Stephan

Braun

Smoczyński
Mateusz

Smoczyński

Carod
Apel·les

Carod Requesens

Mathias
Levy

Mathias

Lenczowski
Krzysztof

Lenczowski

Rusinowska
Dominika

Rusinowska

Sighartner
Florian

Sighartner

Willeitner
Florian

Willeitner

Hałat
Marcin

Hałat
  • Extension for Applicants to Seifert Competition

    2016-04-01

    Answering numerous requests to postpone the deadline for the 2nd International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition, the organisers are glad to inform that the final deadline for submission of your applications has been postponed to 30 April 2016.

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  • Seifert Competition once again!

    2016-02-17

    ‘He was a genius. He had the same ability of extracting best features from his team members as Miles Davis. When he entered the stage, the band changed and every musician played perfectly, as if they felt that someone great was on stage, as if it were God himself,’ this is how American musicians reminisce about Zbigniew Seifert.

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  • Seifert in Catalonia

    2016-02-17

    Featuring violin virtuosos from all around the world, including a beautiful Polish accent, the capital of Catalonia hosted the Barcelona Fiddle Congress. Among other performers, it presented also the laureates of the 1st edition of the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition.

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  • Seifert Competition 2016 poster

    2016-01-28

    The jury has choisen the poster of the 2nd edition of the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition which will take place in August 24-27, 2016 in the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice.

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  • Krakow - Seifert - Śmietana

    2015-02-20

    Krakow - Seifert - Śmietana is a unique project providing for organisation of the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition alternatively with

    the International Jarek Śmietana Jazz Guitar Competition.

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  • Young Musicians’ Tribute to Zbigniew Seifert

    2014-07-25

    Violinists from Spain, Slovakia and Poland have won the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition. Most prizes went to Polish musicians since – according to the jury – they have proved to be the worthiest successors to Seifert’s violin genius.  

    Photo: Krzysztof Warejko

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  • Seifert Mementoes Donated to Polish Jazz Archive

    2014-02-18

    Hundreds of unique documents, including posters, photos and Zbigniew Seifert’s autographs will enrich the Polish Jazz Archive, which is part of the National Library of Poland. Collected by the eminent jazz composer-violinist’s sister, these treasures will be handed over to the National Library in July 2014.

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Tomasz Stańko about Zbigniew Seifert

2014-02-14

He was first of all an outstanding violinist. Nobody plays like he did, even today with Coltrane’s technique of fourths, unlike any violin technique. (…).

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Urszula Dudziak about Zbigniew Seifert

2013-11-05

Zbyszek amazed us musicians. Our jaws dropped when we heard what he came up with. 

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Richie Beirach about Zbigniew Seifert

2013-04-22

Zbiggy was an angel who happened to land in Poland and chose the violin as a way to inspire, elevate, enchant and deliver a powerful message of passion for life.

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Janusz M. Stefański about Zbigniew Seifert

2013-04-22

Who was he to me? He was a brilliant musician!

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Glen Moore about Zbigniew Seifert

2013-04-22

I first heard Zbiggy on a cassette that Jeremy Steig made in Berlin in 1969.  He was playing a solo on Autumn Leaves.

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Dave Liebman

2013-04-22

My brother Richie Beirach knew Zbiggy personally, which makes his comments all the more touching.

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Zbigniew Seifert

2012-08-31

Zbigniew Seifert (1946-1979) was a unique figure in the world of Polish jazz. Though he did not even live to be thirty-three and his musical output is modest, its artistic value still compels admiration and has a distinct impact on young artists. Joachim Ernst Berendt once said: Zbigniew Seifert (...) was one of those musicians thanks to whom so much good is now said in the world about Polish jazz.

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Calendar 2016

August 24
audition in Lusławice – semi-finals
August 25
audition in Lusławice – semi-finals
August 26
audition in Lusławice – finals
August 27 – gala concert in Cracow

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About

Zbigniew Seifert (1946-1979) was one of the most eminent Polish jazz musicians and a man of incredible musical talent. His untimely death did not let him fully develop his musical abilities and interrupted a promising worldwide career.

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Regulations

Regulations for the 2nd edition of the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition (24-27 August 2016).

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Prizes

1st prize - 10.000 EURO

2nd prize - 5.000 EURO

3rd prize - 2.000 EURO

and special award

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Gallery

Marek Karewicz photos

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