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Seifert Competition for the sixth time!

Violinists, cellists and violists from 12 countries, including as far away as Japan, Taiwan, Brazil and the USA, applied for the 6th edition of the competition. In addition, among the applicants were musicians from Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Great Britain and Poland. Competition entries were judged by an international jury consisting of: Anja Lechner, Michal Urbaniak and Ernst Reijseger. The jury qualified 10 violinists for the auditions in Krakow, including: Anais Drago (Italy), Tomohiro Ishii (Japan), Aleksandra Krynska (Poland), Wojtek Maciejowski (Poland), Andrew Magill (USA), Amalia Obrębowska (Poland), Chase Potter (USA), Hugo Van Rechem (France), Michal Schab (Poland), Joao Silva (Portugal).

- This year's edition of the Zbigniew Seifert International Violin Competition is the sixth edition of this event, during which we meet in a circle of jazz lovers to honor the memory of the exceptional artist Seifert was. We are pleased that the competition meets with great interest, attracting participants from the farthest corners of the globe. This year applications arrived from as far away as Taiwan, Brazil, Japan and the USA. Among the qualified participants, we also have violinists from Italy, France, Portugal and a large group of Poles. We hope that the September meeting will be fruitful not only in terms of the competition, but also create a space for inspiring exchanges of experience and amazing musical moments. Although there is an unspoken rivalry during the competition, we equally wish to emphasize the spirit of cooperation and creative energy that always accompanies this event,” says Aneta Norek-Skrycka, president of the Zbigniew Seifert Foundation.

Qualified for the 6th edition of the Seifert Competition, young artists wishing to tackle the works of Zbigniew Seifert - performance of his works is mandatory at each stage of the competition - will hear during auditions open to the public, which will be held at the CRICOTEKA Center for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor in Cracow (2-4 Nadwiślańska Street) on September 26-29. Participants in the competition will be accompanied by the same rhythm section consisting of: Dominik Wania (piano), Michał Kapczuk (double bass), Dawid Fortuna (drums).

The Seifert Competition will be held under the umbrella brand of Kraków Jazz Week, together with the Jazz Juniors Festival and Competition.

The Seifert Competition will run from September 26 to 29, 2024.

The Jazz Juniors Festival and Competition from September 30 to October 3, 2024.

Organizers:

Zbigniew Seifert Foundation

Film and Jazz Music Foundation

Subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Municipality of Krakow and the ZAIKS Authors Association.

Under the patronage of the French Institute.