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XNUMXth International Organ Music Competition Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Dear Candidates, Dear Candidates!

It is with great joy that I invite you to participate in the International Organ Music Competition for the twelfth time. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. According to tradition, the Competition will take place in Gdańsk - undoubtedly one of the most important centers of organ music in Europe. In the upcoming edition of the event, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic The Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Gdańsk will cooperate with the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Gdańsk. Stanisław Moniuszko in Gdańsk, Parish of St. Corpus Christi, the Basilica of St. Nicholas (Gdańsk Dominican Order) and the Oliwa Archcathedral, where, thanks to the courtesy of the Parish Priests and the Prior and Rector, the competition auditions will take place. As was the case in 2021, the Competition will have a multi-stage formula: starting with qualifications based on video recordings, through two stages of stationary auditions in Gdańsk, ending with the Final Gala at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic.

International Organ Music Competition JP Sweelincka is one of the most important events of this type in Poland. Outstanding representatives of the world of organ music - professors of the best European music centers - have been invited to next year's edition of the Competition, in which interpreters and improvisers will compete. The jury of the Interpretation Competition will include: Dr hab. Bartosz Jakubczak, Ph.D. Krzysztof Lukas, Prof. Roman Perucki, Prof. Martin Sander and Prof. Pavel Svoboda. The participants of the Improvisation Competition will be assessed by: Dr. Martin Gregorius, Prof. Naji Hakim, Prof. Tomasz Adam Nowak, Dr hab. Tomasz Orlow and Prof. Roman Perucki. The winners of the Competition will receive cash prizes, invitations to cooperate in international music festivals, as well as the opportunity to play a solo concert at the prestigious venue of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic.

I am convinced that there will be outstanding musical talents among you, and participation in the Competition will become a breakthrough moment in some of your careers. As always, we will be accompanied by a unique atmosphere based on positive competition, exchange of experiences and creativity, as well as the magical aura of historic Gdańsk - a city that has eternally and constantly inspired artists. I encourage all organists to take part in the 24th International Organ Music Competition. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, who at the turn of the years contributed to the promotion of many musical talents. Let this event be an opportunity for your personal development, establishing useful contacts and lasting friendships, improving your musical skills and, in particular, gaining valuable experience. Let's meet in picturesque Gdańsk on September 29-2024, XNUMX to celebrate the beauty of organ music together!

Prof. Ph.D. Roman Perucki
dyrektrack of the International Organ Music Competition Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

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Dear Candidates!

It is an honor for me to invite all of you to participate in 12th Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck International Organ Music Competition. According to the tradition Competition will take place in Gdańsk which is one of the most important European center of organ music. The Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk will cooperate with Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Corpus Christi Church in Gdansk-Morena, St. Nicholas' Church (Dominican of Gdańsk) and Oliva Cathedral and the hearings will be organized there, thanks to Rector, Priests and Prior. 12th edition of the Competition, just as in 2021, will be divided into few stages: first of it: qualification based on video recording, second stage (in-person hearings) and third final stage. The culmination of this event will be Final Concert at Polish Baltic Philharmonic.

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck International Organ Music Competition is one of the most value events like this in Poland. During the next edition there will be Interpretation Competition and Improvisation Competition as well and they will be judged by prominent representatives of organ music, professors of the best music academies from the whole Europe. We invite Bartosz Jakubczak PhD, DSc, Krzysztof Lukas PhD, DSc, Prof. Roman Perucki, Prof. Martin Sander and Prof. Pavel Svoboda to be the part of jury during Interpretation Competition and Martin Gregorius PhD, Prof. Naji Hakim, Prof. Tomasz Adam Nowak, Tomasz Orlow PhD, DSc and Prof. Roman Perucki as the jurors of Improvisation Competition. The very attractive prizes are waiting for the winners: money prizes, invitations to organ music festivals and also solo concerts in the prestigious Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk.

I am convinced that there are unbelievably talented musicians among you and that the competition will be a major breakthrough in someone's life. The amazing atmosphere of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck International Organ Music Competition hasn't changed since the last years – we will be enjoying the healthy rivalry and exchanges of experience, as always. I would like to encourage all young organist to take a chance and take part in the Competition, which helps a lot of artists in their music career. Let this event be the chance for you to grow, network, make great friends and develop your talent. Let's meet between 24th-29th September 2024 in beautiful Gdańsk – the city which has always been inspiration for the greatest artist and celebrate amazing organ music together!

prof. Roman Perucki
Director of The Selfn Pieterszoon Sweelinck International Organ Music Competition

INTERPRETATION COMPETITION - LIST OF PEOPLE QUALIFIED FOR STAGE II

June 27, 2024. Jury of the Interpretation Competition of the International Organ Competition. JP Sweelincka decided to qualify the following people for the second stage (in alphabetical order):

On 27th June 2024 the Jury of the Interpretation Competition of JP Sweelinck International Organ Competition has decided to qualify the following persons (in alphabetical order) for the second stage:
Augustyn Krzysztof
Bigas Grzegorz
Anna's familiar
Sebastian Kuczyński
Lach Józef
Philemon Austin
Pollhammer Stefan
Rogalska Zofia
Rosati Mattia
Vargas Agustin Santos Mejia
Wozniak Filip

IMPROVISATION COMPETITION - LIST OF PEOPLE QUALIFIED FOR STAGE II:

We would like to inform you that the following candidates have qualified for the second stage of the Improvisation Competition:

We would like to inform you that the following candidates have been qualified for the second stage of the Improvisation Competition:
Kraszewski Jakub
Philemon Austin
Trojan Hubert
Vargas Agustin Santos Mejia

 

ORGANIZERS: 

Polish Baltic Philharmonic Fryderyk Chopin in Gdańsk
POmorskie Association "Musica Sacra"

CO-ORGANIZER:
Academy of Music Stanisław Moniuszko in Gdańsk

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF THE XNUMXth INTERNATIONAL ORGAN MUSIC COMPETITION JP SWEELINCKA

  • prof. Ph.D. Roman Perucki – Competition Director
  • Ph.D. Hanna Dys – secretary of the Interpretation Competition, event coordination
  • Dr. Maciej Zakrzewski – secretary of the Improvisation Competition, event coordination
  • Angelika Jackiewicz (Polish Baltic Philharmonic) – Competition secretariat tel. 887 872 620, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. To view it, you must enable JavaScript in your browser.
  • Promotion Department of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic – promotion of the Competition

SCHEDULE OF THE XNUMXth INTERNATIONAL ORGAN MUSIC COMPETITION. JP SWEELINCKA:

10-30.06.2024/XNUMX/XNUMX – stage I (qualification based on video recordings);
26.09.2024 – Auditions of the XNUMXnd stage of the Interpretation Competition (St. Nicholas Basilica in Gdańsk),
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7. 09.2024 - Auditions of the XNUMXnd stage of the Interpretation Competition (Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk)
27.09.2024/19/00, at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. – Symphonic concert at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic
28.09.2024/XNUMX/XNUMX – Auditions of the Improvisation Competition (Church of Corpus Christi Gdańsk-Morena)
28.09.2024/19/00, at XNUMX:XNUMX Presentation of the Organ in the Oliwa Cathedral
29.09.2024/XNUMX/XNUMX – Final auditions of the Interpretation Competition at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic
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.09.2024 at 18:00 – Final gala of the competition with the Winners' Concert at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic

THE COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS' STRUGGLES WILL BE EVALUATED BY AN INTERNATIONAL JURY:

Interpretation Competition: 
Ph.D. Bartosz Jakubczak – Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw
Ph.D. Krzysztof Lukas – Academy of Music Karol Szymanowski in Katowice
Prof. Roman Perucki – Academy of Music Stanisław Moniuszko in Gdańsk
Prof. Martin Sander – Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
Prof.. Pavel Svoboda – Akademie Muzickych Umeni v Praze

Improvisation Competition:
Dr. Martin Gregorius – Hochschule für katholische Kirchenmusik & Musikpädagogik Regensburg
Prof. Naji Hakim - The Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt
Prof. Tomasz Adam Nowak – Hochschule für Musik Detmold
Ph.D. Tomasz Orlow – Academy of Music Feliks Nowowiejski in Bydgoszcz
Prof.. Roman Perucki – Academy of Music Stanisław Moniuszko in Gdańsk

The winners of the Interpretation Competition will receive the following prizes:

24.000ST PRIZE(S) – PLN XNUMX gross (total)
Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
By the jury's decision, the prize may be divided.
The winner(s) of the 68st Prize is also entitled to an organ recital as part of the XNUMXth International Organ Music Festival in Oliwa.

SECOND PRIZE – PLN 8000 gross
Award of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The reward is indivisible.
The winner of the 2nd Prize is also entitled to an organ recital as part of one of the Pomeranian organ music festivals.

6000RD PRIZE – PLN XNUMX gross
Award of the Mayor of Gdańsk.
By the jury's decision, the prize may be divided.

Prize for the best performance of a piece by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck – PLN 3000 gross
Award of the Mayor of Gdańsk.
The reward is indivisible. 

The winners of the Improvisation Competition will receive the following prizes:

10000ST PRIZE – PLN XNUMX gross
Award of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The reward is indivisible.
The winner of the 1st Prize is also entitled to an organ recital as part of one of the Pomeranian organ music festivals.

6000nd PRIZE / PRIZES – PLN XNUMX gross (total)
Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage
By the jury's decision, the prize may be divided.
The winner(s) of the 2nd Prize is also entitled to an organ recital as part of one of the Pomeranian organ music festivals.

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We also cordially invite you to take part in the 27th International Conference "Organ and organ music", which will take place on September 29-2024, XNUMX at the Academy of Music. Stanisław Moniuszko in Gdańsk.

More information about the conference can be found at: https://organyimuzykaorganowa.amuz.gda.pl/index.php?lang=pl.