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I Międzynarodowy Konkurs Kompozytorski im. Mieczysława Karłowicza doczekał się rozstrzygnięcia.

The 1st Mieczysław Karłowicz International Composers’ Competition has reached its finale.

Grand finale

The Jury has named Tomàs Peire Serrate as the First Prize winner for his work “Borealis”. Second Prize was given to Choi Jin Seok for “Sunrise in Hyangil Am”, while Third Prize was shared ex aequo by Claudio Passilongo (“Symphonic Dystopia”) and Tomasz Szczepanik (“Rumori”).
The prizes fund totalled 100 000 PLN.
The titles of the Competition’s Finalists were given to Adam Porębski for “Iluzje” and Andrzej Szachowski for “Helix Nebula” who also received the Orchestra Award and the Audience Award.

Watch and vote

We invite the audience to vote. During the concert you will be able to cast your vote by SMS or by using the form on the website. The prizes funded by the Szczecin Philharmonic and ZAiKS will be drawn among the voters!

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THE RESULTS OF THE 1ST ROUND

The following works have been selected to the finals of the 1st Mieczysław Karłowicz International Composers' Competition:
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"Borealis" — 
Tomas Peire-Serrate
2
"Helix Nebula" — 
Andrzej Szachowski
3
"Iluzje (eng. Illusions)" — 
Adam Porębski
4
"Rumori" — 
Tomasz Szczepanik
5
"Sunrise in Hyangil-Am" — 
Choi Jin Seok
6
"Symphonic Dystopia" — 
Claudio Passilongo
The jury has reviewed 176 works from Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, and the USA. The submitted works have been found to be very diverse stylistically and of high artistic value.

The finalist works will have their first performance during a concert in the M. Karłowicz Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin scheduled for 19 March 2021. After the concert, the jury will announce its final decision, while additional prizes of the Philharmonic Orchestra and Audience of the Szczecin Philharmonic will also be awarded.

We hope that the current epidemic situation will improve and the concert will take place without hindrance.

JURY

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Marcin Błażewicz - chairman

Composer, educator and promoter of musical life. He studied philosophy at the Academy of Catholic Theology and conducting at the Academy of Music in Warsaw. He took part in composing masterclasses under François-Bernard Mâche, Iannis Xenakis and Olivier Messiaen. He was also the artistic director of the International Forum for New Music in Warsaw and the music director of the Polish Radio Theatre. He currently lectures at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

Photo: W. Druszcz/J. Barcz

Marcin Błażewicz - chairman

Composer, educator and promoter of musical life. He studied philosophy at the Academy of Catholic Theology and conducting at the Academy of Music in Warsaw. He took part in composing masterclasses under François-Bernard Mâche, Iannis Xenakis and Olivier Messiaen. He was also the artistic director of the International Forum for New Music in Warsaw and the music director of the Polish Radio Theatre. He currently lectures at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

Photo: W. Druszcz/J. Barcz

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Dorota Serwa

Dorota Serwa is an experienced and effective cultural manager, producer of artistic events, coordinator of countless cultural and cultural-social projects, originator of records and books, and author of publications in the field of musicology and cultural heritage. From 2016 to 2019 she has been a member of the Artistic Institutions Council operating at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. She is also a lecturer at the Polish Academy of Sciences, where she conducts classes in the management of an artistic institution. Dorota Serwa has been the Managing Director of the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin since 2012. Previously, she was the head of the Education Department of the Warsaw Uprising Museum. She was, among others, a deputy director of the National Center for Culture, and an expert on European funds at the Foundation for Economic Education.

Photo: Karpati&Zarewicz

Dorota Serwa

Dorota Serwa is an experienced and effective cultural manager, producer of artistic events, coordinator of countless cultural and cultural-social projects, originator of records and books, and author of publications in the field of musicology and cultural heritage. From 2016 to 2019 she has been a member of the Artistic Institutions Council operating at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. She is also a lecturer at the Polish Academy of Sciences, where she conducts classes in the management of an artistic institution. Dorota Serwa has been the Managing Director of the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin since 2012. Previously, she was the head of the Education Department of the Warsaw Uprising Museum. She was, among others, a deputy director of the National Center for Culture, and an expert on European funds at the Foundation for Economic Education.

Photo: Karpati&Zarewicz

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Szymon Bywalec

Graduated with honors from symphony and opera conducting under Prof. J.W. Hawel at the Academy of Music in Katowice. As an assistant, he cooperated with: G. Chmura, A. Tamayo, K. Penderecki, P. McCreesh, F-X. Roth. He participated in master classes led by L. Zagrosek, K. Mazur, P. Boulez. He is the winner of the 1st Prize at the 2nd Review of Young Conductors in Białystok, and a laureate of two special prizes at the 6th G. Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors in Katowice. He is the artistic director of the Ensemble OMN. He has performed over 120 world and Polish premieres.

Photo: Izabela Lechowicz

Szymon Bywalec

Graduated with honors from symphony and opera conducting under Prof. J.W. Hawel at the Academy of Music in Katowice. As an assistant, he cooperated with: G. Chmura, A. Tamayo, K. Penderecki, P. McCreesh, F-X. Roth. He participated in master classes led by L. Zagrosek, K. Mazur, P. Boulez. He is the winner of the 1st Prize at the 2nd Review of Young Conductors in Białystok, and a laureate of two special prizes at the 6th G. Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors in Katowice. He is the artistic director of the Ensemble OMN. He has performed over 120 world and Polish premieres.

Photo: Izabela Lechowicz

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Krzysztof Knittel

Composer, professor emeritus of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. He also taught at music academies in Krakow and Łódź. He worked at the Experimental Studio of the Polish Radio and at The Center for the Creative and Performing Arts at State University of New York at Buffalo. He composes symphonic, stage, chamber music, electro-acoustic and computer works that have been performed in most European countries, in Asia, and the Americas. His discography covers over 50 albums. He served as a director of the “Warsaw Autumn” festival. In 2006, he founded the International Festival of Improvised Music “Ad Libitum”.

Photo: Zbigniew Furman

Krzysztof Knittel

Composer, professor emeritus of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. He also taught at music academies in Krakow and Łódź. He worked at the Experimental Studio of the Polish Radio and at The Center for the Creative and Performing Arts at State University of New York at Buffalo. He composes symphonic, stage, chamber music, electro-acoustic and computer works that have been performed in most European countries, in Asia, and the Americas. His discography covers over 50 albums. He served as a director of the “Warsaw Autumn” festival. In 2006, he founded the International Festival of Improvised Music “Ad Libitum”.

Photo: Zbigniew Furman

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Janusz Stalmierski

He was born on August 30, 1959 in Stargard Szczeciński. He studied composition in the class of prof. Andrzej Koszewski at the Academy of Music in Poznań. He received the title of professor of musical arts in 2014. In the years 2008-2012 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Composition, Conducting, Music Theory and Rhythmics at the Academy of Music in Poznań. From 2012 to 2020, he was the Vice-Rector for Art, Research and International Relations at the Academy of Music in Poznań. He is currently employed as a professor and teaches composition at the Academy of Music in Poznań. The core of Stalmierski’s work is vocal-instrumental music. He also writes theater music.

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Janusz Stalmierski

He was born on August 30, 1959 in Stargard Szczeciński. He studied composition in the class of prof. Andrzej Koszewski at the Academy of Music in Poznań. He received the title of professor of musical arts in 2014. In the years 2008-2012 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Composition, Conducting, Music Theory and Rhythmics at the Academy of Music in Poznań. From 2012 to 2020, he was the Vice-Rector for Art, Research and International Relations at the Academy of Music in Poznań. He is currently employed as a professor and teaches composition at the Academy of Music in Poznań. The core of Stalmierski’s work is vocal-instrumental music. He also writes theater music.

Photo: private stock

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Miłosz Bembinow - secretary

Composer, conductor, academic lecturer. His music has seen hundreds of performances in the majority of countries in Europe, both Americas and in Asia, and been released on over 40 CDs and DVDs. Some of these albums received such distinctions as the “Fryderyk” or “Orphée d’Or” awards. For over 20 years, Bembinow has been has been an active promoter of musical life, involved in a number of associations and foundations – currently, among others the Polish Composers’ Union (ECSA – European Composers and Songwriter Alliance official delegate) and the Society of Authors ZAiKS (Vice President of the Board, Chairman of the Art Music Section).

Photo: W. Druszcz/J. Barcz

Miłosz Bembinow - secretary

Composer, conductor, academic lecturer. His music has seen hundreds of performances in the majority of countries in Europe, both Americas and in Asia, and been released on over 40 CDs and DVDs. Some of these albums received such distinctions as the “Fryderyk” or “Orphée d’Or” awards. For over 20 years, Bembinow has been has been an active promoter of musical life, involved in a number of associations and foundations – currently, among others the Polish Composers’ Union (ECSA – European Composers and Songwriter Alliance official delegate) and the Society of Authors ZAiKS (Vice President of the Board, Chairman of the Art Music Section).

Photo: W. Druszcz/J. Barcz

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