The Polish Institute in Madrid and the Polish National Foundation promote the work of Polish composers during the Paderewski
Competition. I am. Ignacy Jan Paderewski took place in Spain. Twitter/Polish National Foundation
On Saturday in Madrid, awards were presented to the winners of the first edition of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski, representative by the Polish Institute (IP) in the capital of Spain in cooperation with the Polish National Foundation, told PAP the director of IP Gabriela Słowińska. Then there was a concert of the winners.
Competition Ignacy Jan Paderewski is intended for young Spanish musicians playing string, wind and piano instruments, both soloists and chamber ensembles.
“Our goal is to encourage young Spanish musicians to search for works by Polish composers,” Gabriela Słowińska told PAP. – It is also an opportunity to tell the life story of one of the fathers of Polish independence – Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and through him about the difficult Polish history. We want this competition to be an impulse for teachers, pedagogues and students to learn about the culture, history and achievements of Polish artists,” she added.
The presence in the organization of the competition of the Polish National Foundation is “a consequence of supporting those international activities that help professionalism and integration of potential institutions in themselves a measurable success, by which we mean reaching the audience of recipients” – told PAP the president of the board of the Polish National Foundation, Dr. Marcin Zarzecki.
“This cultural event allows us to +enchant+ Polish compositions with the Spanish audience, and promote Poland in the world through music” – absolutely.
Zarzecki points out that “the mission of the Polish National Foundation is to promote Polish culture and national heritage as well as the Polish economy.” “We do this through communication, global campaigns and collaborative projects in different countries,” he explained.
The first place in the competition in the category “soloists from 14 to 19 years old” Esteban Jimenez, and in the category “soloists from 20 to 26 years old” – Nicolas Castor. In the “chamber ensembles” category, the winner was Trio Kogan. The appearance for the best accompaniment pianist – Graham Jackson was recognized.
The competition jury was chaired by an English cellist living in Spain for years and the initiator of the events, Professor Michał Dmochowski.
From Zaragoza Grażyna Opińska (PAP)