Laureates of the 3th International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition in 2018.

Forte
Mario

I Nagroda
1st Prize

Al-Rubaye
Layth

II Nagroda
2nd Prize

Terracciano
Gabriel

III Nagroda
3rd Prize

Obrębowska
Amalia

Nagroda publiczności
Audience Prize

Finalists

Forte
Mario

Al-Rubaye
Layth

Delzant
Cécile

von Gutzeit
Benni

Terracciano
Gabriel

PROGRAM AND TICKETS

25 - 26 July 19.00PM

Eropejskie Centrum Muzyki Krzysztofa Pendereckiego w Lusławicach - SEMI-FINAL

12 violinists, violists and cellists Rhythm section: Dominik Wania Trio
Jury: Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Dominique Pifarely, Michał Urbaniak Free entrance

27 July 19.00PM

Europejskie Centrum Muzyki Krzysztofa Pendereckiego w Lusławicach - FINAL

5 violinists, violists and cellists Rhythm section: Dominik Wania Trio
Jury: Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Dominique Pifarely, Michał Urbaniak Free entrance

28 July 20.00PM

Kino Kijów w Krakowie – GALA CONCERT

Winners with Dominik Wania Trio John Scofield, John Medeski & Konglomerat Big Band play SEIFERT compositions SPECIAL PROJECT DEDICATED TO ZBIGNIEW SEIFERT
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Participants of 3rd edition of the Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition

Dumitriu
George

Forte
Mario

Terracciano
Gabriel

Hałat
Marcin

Dešukas
Tadas

Obrębowska
Amalia

Palazón González
Francisco

Rohaut
Youenn

von Gutzeit
Benni

Al-Rubaye
Layth

Delzant
Cécile

Byers
Greg

  • Seifert Across Many Borders

    2018-08-19

    Born in Algieria, brought up in an Italian-French family, currently living in New York – the violinist Mario Forte has won the 3rd edition of the Seifert Competition! The audience award went to the youngest participant – Polish violinist Amalia Obrębowska.

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  • Young musicians compete for the Seifert

    2018-05-08

    Twelve artists from nine countries have qualified for the 3rd edition of the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition. The young virtuosos will battle for the first prize (10,000 euro) in the second half of July in Krakow and Lusławice.

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  • Here comes the third edition of the Seifert Competition!

    2018-02-15

    A pool of prizes amounting to EUR 17,000 and international jazz violin stars in the jury.

    Registration of candidates for the 3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition has begun!

    The Competition is dedicated to the memory of the Polish jazz violin virtuoso.

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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 2018

July  25
audition in Lusławice – semi-finals
July 26
audition in Lusławice – semi-finals
July 27
audition in Lusławice – finals
July 28 – 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 of the 3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition, Poland, July 25-28, 2018.

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Awards

10,000 EURO – 1st prize

5,000 EURO – 2nd prize

2,000 EURO – 3rd prize

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Gallery

Marek Karewicz photos

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