Description of the competition
The 2nd Eugeniusz Towarnicki Flute Competition for Students is organised by The Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and coorganized by I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań and G.K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź.
The Competition will take place between February 24th and 27th 2022 in the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
The goal of the Competition is:
• raising the level of flute fundamentals education
• promoting flute solo and chamber music, including the contemporary works of Polish and foreign composers
• raising the artistic education level of flute solo and flute and piano repertoire presentation across the music academies
• review of education level in Poland and abroad
• students’ achievements confrontation
• flute popularization through international meeting of young instrumentalists
• choosing the most talented young instrumentalists
• flute playing experience exchange between competition participants
• search for new Poland’s promotion possibilities as well as establishing flute’s position as Poland’s musical calling card.
The Competition is open to undergraduate and graduate flute students from Polish or foreign music academy or university.
Application deadline - December 30th 2021
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H. MELCER CHAMBER HALL, THE CHOPIN UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC, OKÓLNIK 2, WARSAW
11.00 DRAW OR ORDER with the Secretary of the Jury
13.30 OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE COMPETITION AND JURY INTRODUCTION
14.00 - 18.00 1ST STAGE HEARINGS ( NUMBER 1-11)
19.00 DANIEL MIECZKOWSKI RECITAL, 1st Prize Winner at the previous competition
9.00 - 13.00 1st stage hearings
14.00 - 17.00 1st stage hearings
10.00 - 17.00 1st stage hearings
18.00 CONSULTATIONS WITH THE JURY
9.00 - 15.00 2nd stage hearings
17.00 RESULTS PRESENTATION AND FINAL CONCERT
24 & 25.02.2022 ALEC MUSIC FLUTE ATELIER EXHIBITION in the SMALL SENATE HALL
Patron of the competition
Eugeniusz Michał Towarnicki
He was born on 4.01.1904. in Kolomya (territory of present-day Ukraine), died in Kraków on 19.03.1971.
From 1917 to 1920, he was a student of the High School of Economics in Lviv. After graduating, he began studying at the Polish Music Society Conservatory in Lviv. He graduated in 1927 the class of A. Spata and St. Szera. In the same year, he studied supplementary studies with M. Moyse in Paris. Since 1928 he was the flutist of the Municipal Theatre Orchestra (Grand Theatre and Theatre of News) in Lviv. From 1933 to 1939 he ran a flute class at the Polish Music Society Conservatory. In 1938 he was appointed as flutist by the Polish Radio Orchestra in Lviv under the direction of T. Seredyński. In 1939, when the World War II broke out, he was called into the army, then evacuated to Romania from where he was sent to France in 1940, where the 1st Grenadier Division was formed. In June 1940, in the Battle of Lagarde, the formation ceased to exist and Towarnicki unfortunately went to the prisoner camp and then a concentration camp, where he had been imprisoned until 1945. In 1947 he began working as the Principal Flutist of the Polish Radio and Television Orchestra in Kraków, where he had played concerts until 1970, both as a soloist and a chamber musician and also made numerous recordings. As of 1947 he was also a flute teacher at the W. Żeleński State High School of Music in Kraków.
In addition to working as a musician and educator, he created important flute handbooks, which represented a breakthrough in the teaching of flute playing in Poland after the World War II: School for flute – volumes I, II, III (1955-1962) and the Study of Technique on the Small Flute (1966). This gave all the flute students a unique opportunity to learn the exercises of the greatest masters and previously inaccessible or quite new repertoire - written by contemporary composers. The last publication was the collective work Flute from A to Z (1977).
Soloist of the Grand Theatre in Poznań Orchestra with significant number of concerts, chamber performances and premieres of ballet, opera, operetta and musical performances. The artist cooperates with the Opera at the Castle in Szczecin, the Wrocław Opera, the Nova Opera, the Poznań Philharmonic, Warmian-Masurian and the Musical Theatre in Poznań. He has performed in most European countries with titles such as e.g.: Der Rosenkavalier, Arena di Verona gala, Verdi-Gala, Strauss-Gala, Verdi-Requiem, Tosca, La Boheme, Aida, Carmen, Nabucco, Hänsel und Gretel, Carmina Burana and many others. In addition to his artistic creative work, the flutist is fascinated by history, architecture and music exploration, implementing the idea of writing a biography of a well-known Poznań flutist and educator - Prof. Augustyn Boczek
• prof. Philippe Bernold, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris
• prof. Mario Caroli, Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg
• prof. Wally Hase, Universität der Kunste in Vienna
• prof. Gareth McLearnon - European Artist-in-Residence for Wm. S. Haynes Co, Competition's partner
• prof. dr hab. Ewa Murawska, I. Paderewski Music Academy in Poznań
• dr hab. Ewelina Zawiślak, prof. AM G. & K. Bacewicz Music Academy in Łódź
• prof. Wiesław Suruło, prof AMPK K. Penderecki Music Academy in Cracow
• dr hab. Agata Igras, The Chopin University of Music in Warsaw
Anna Tabaczyńska - jury secretary
The 1st stage repertoire as mandatory piece
It is ready!
Lena Michajłów - Inconsistency for flute solo
This is the composition that won the Chopin University composition contest and will complete the 1st stage repertoire as mandatory piece.
Congratulations to the composer and we wish all the flute community a fruitful work!
1st prize - Haynes Alto Flute
2nd prize - 2000 PLN
3rd prize - 1500 PLN
Distinction for the best interpretation of Lena Michajlow’s obligatory piece “ Niestałość” - 500 PLN
Rector of the Chopin University of Music Prize - recital in the 2022/2023 concert season
Krzysztof Penderecki European Music Centre Prize - invitation for a recording production in the Centre’s Concert Hall in Lusławice.
The 2nd Eugeniusz Towarnicki Flute Competition for Students has come to an end!
We are happy to announce the winners:
PRIZE Małgorzata Cegielska
PRIZE Ola Salamon
PRIZE Michalina Barcikowska
Distinction for the best performance of „Niestałość” by Lena Michajłów : Ola Salamon
The Chopin University of Music Rector’s Prize ( recital in the 2022/2023 season):
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!