VC LIVE | Poland's 2021 Mieczysław Wajnberg International Violin Competition [WATCH]

This year's six finalists will perform on December 10th and 11th with conductor Alexander Humala and the Szymanowski Academic Symphony — and streamed LIVE here on The Violin Channel

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The inaugural competition was founded in honor of Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg — whose legacy was only fully discovered recently after a successful revival concert series at the 2010 at the Bregenz Festival in Austria.

"Today, Mieczysław Weinberg is regarded as one of the finest Polish composers of the 20th century, now finally held inregard along side our great Karol Szymanowski, Witold Lutosławski, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, and Krzysztof Penderecki," Professor Szymon Krzeszowiec, Head of Strings at the Szymanowski Academy of Music, has told The Violin Channel.

"I strongly encourage all young violinists from all around the world to explore the timeless and profound of Weinberg's music — it's certain to strike your innermost sensitive chord, as it has ours," he said.

Open to violinists of any nationality born between 1990 and 2002, this year's first prize winner will be awarded €5,000.

The 2021 jury comprises Szymon Krzeszowiec (Chairman), Andreas Verzinger, Bartłomiej Nizioł, Maria Sławek, Aleksander Trostiansky, and VC Artist Jennifer Pike.

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 10 | 1:00 PM (ET)
2021 MIECZYSŁAW WAJNBERG INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND | DAY ONE
KATOWICE, POLAND

 

 

Magdalena Sypniewska  (Poland)

  • Prokofiev | Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor

Eimi Wakui (Japan)

  • Shostakovich | Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

Takako Yumiba (Japan)

  • Shostakovich | Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

 

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 11 | 4:00 AM (ET)
2021 MIECZYSŁAW WAJNBERG INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND | DAY TWO
KATOWICE, POLAND

 

 

Christine Bernsted (Denmark)

  • Wajnberg | Violin Concerto in G minor

Sara Dragan (Poland)

  • Shostakovich | Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

Dmitry Serebrennikov (Russia)

  • Prokofiev | Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8 | 4:00 AM (ET)
2021 MIECZYSŁAW WAJNBERG INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | SEMI-FINAL ROUND | DAY TWO
KATOWICE, POLAND

 

 

Evgenii Artemenkov (Russia)

  • Lutoslawski | Partita for Violin and Piano

  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 4

  • Wajnberg | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3

Christine Bernsted (Denmark)

  • Lutoslawski | Partita for Violin and Piano

  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 3 "Ballade"

  • Wajnberg | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3

Sara Dragan (Poland)

  • Henryk Mikołaj Go'recki | Little Fantasia

  • Ernst | Variations On the Last Rose of Summer

  • Wajnberg | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5

Bartłomiej Fraś (Poland)

  • Lutoslawski | Partita for Violin and Piano

  • Schubert | Fantasie in C major

  • Wajnberg | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5

Karolina Górny (Poland)

  • Knapik | Sonata for Violin and Piano

  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 2

  • Wajnberg | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5

Dmitry Serebrennikov (Russia)

  • Lutoslawski | Partita for Violin and Piano

  • Ysaÿe | Solo Sonata No. 5

  • Wajnberg | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5

 

 

TUESDAY DECEMBER 7 | 4:00 AM (ET)
2021 MIECZYSŁAW WAJNBERG INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | SEMI-FINAL ROUND | DAY ONE 
KATOWICE, POLAND

 

 

Marika Ikeya (Germany)

  • Lutoslawski | Partita for Violin and Piano

  • Ravel | Tzigane

  • Wajnberg | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4

Magdalena Nawojska (Poland)

  • Romuald Twardowski | Capriccio in blue

  • Waxman | Carmen Fantasy

  • Wajnberg | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5

Jan Pietkiewicz (Poland)

  • Lutoslawski | Partita for Violin and Piano

  • Wieniawski | "Faust Fantasy"

  • Wajnberg | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4

Eimi Wakui (Japan)

  • Lutoslawski | Partita for Violin and Piano

  • Ravel | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in G major

  • Wajnberg | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4

Takako Yumiba (Japan)

  • Henryk Mikołaj Go'recki | Little Fantasia

  • Tchaikovsky | Valse-Scherzo

  • Wajnberg | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5