Laureates of the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition

1st prize
10.000 EURO

Dworak Bartosz Dworak

2nd prize
5.000 EURO

Carod Requesens… Carod Requesens

3rd prize
2.000 EURO

Lubowicz Dawid Lubowicz

3rd prize
2.000 EURO

Janoska Roman Janoska

Audience prize

Stanisław Słowiński Bittmann

The European Krzysztof Penderecki Center for Music has endowed a SPECIAL PRIZE for DAWID LUBOWICZ: a concert with a band of his own choice (jazz trio, quartet or quintet) in the Center’s concert hall in the 2014/15 season. The date and financial conditions are to be decided by 30th September 2014.


Finalists of the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition

Bittmann Klemens Bittmann
Carod Requesens… Carod Requesens
Dworak Bartosz Dworak
Janoska Roman Janoska
Lubowicz Dawid Lubowicz

Semi-finalists of the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition

Slongo Eva Slongo
Dworak Bartosz Dworak
Anick Jason Anick
Górewicz Łukasz Górewicz
Bittmann Klemens Bittmann
Lubowicz Dawid Lubowicz
Janoska Roman Janoska
Carod Requesens… Carod Requesens
Słowiński Stanisław Słowiński
Omura Tomoko Omura
  • 38th International Contest of Young Jazzbands, Jazz Juniors

    2014-09-09

    38th International Contest of Young Jazzbands, Jazz Juniors is waiting for you!

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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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  • Pre-selection result

    2014-05-07

    In response to our call for entries for the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition, we have received as many as 63 applications from violinists living all over the world!!! (from the United States, Australia, Austria, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, Finnland, Switzerland and – naturally – also Poland - artists from 17 countries).

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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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  • Mirrors. Tribute to Zbigniew Seifert

    2013-11-02

    The great promise of the world’s jazz violin music and the most widely recognised Polish jazzman of the young generation. The violinist Adam Bałdych and the pianist Piotr Orzechowski ‘Pianohooligan’ have payed their homage to Zbigniew Seifert, the legend of the jazz violin.

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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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Kalendarium

July 16
7 PM
audition in Lusławice – semi-finals
July 17
7 PM
audition in Lusławice – semi-finals
July 18
7 PM
audition in Lusławice – finals
July 19
7 PM
– gala concert in Cracov

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The Idea

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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Prizes

10.000 EUR – 1st prize, a statuette and participation in the final concert of winners

5.000 EUR – 2nd prize, a statuette and participation in the final concert of winners

2.000 EUR – 3rd prize, a statuette and participation in the final concert of winners

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Regulations

Regulations of the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition, Cracow, July 16-19, 2014.

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