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Szymanowski Competition / final / string quartet - NOSPR

Szymanowski Competition / final / string quartet

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Tickets: 15-30 zł
Program
Karol Szymanowski
String Quartet No. 2 op. 56
Maurice Ravel
String Quartet in F major
Karol Szymanowski
String Quartet No. 1 in C major op. 37
Carl Nielsen
String Quartet in F major op. 44
Karol Szymanowski
String Quartet No. 2 op. 56
Bela Bartók
String Quartet No. 4 BB 95
II Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition

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A string quartet is an intimate form. It is a most challenging form, both for the composer and for the performers. Karol Szymanowski’s two string quartets are true gems, world-class masterpieces of the genre. 

Like light focused in a lens, Szymanowski’s quartets concentrate within themselves the essence of his musical language, his style, and his emotionality. To perform them convincingly, one needs perfect workmanship and wide cultural horizons. Yet, the Karol Szymanowski Competition does not look for convincing performers. It looks for arch-masters. 

The Szymanowski Competition is held every 5 years in 4 performance categories: piano, violin, string quartet and voice. The fifth, special category is the composition competition, which takes place a year before the performance competition, during which the winning works will be performed.  

This event is an opportunity for outstanding young artists. A chance to give their careers momentum and pace. A chance to become an artist recognized to the world. And also, to win a high prize. The prize pool is close to €300,000! 

Finals are held at the Chamber Hall of NOSPR.  

A detailed program will be published after the finalists are selected.

The full schedule of the competition is available here.

 

Learn more about the Competition here.

 

Buy tickets for all final concerts and the lareates' concert with a 20% discount in the "My carnet" offer. 

The offer is available at the NOSPR ticket office and through telephone reservations.

Co-financed from the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland

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