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Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition



It is my boundless pleasure to announce I Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition in Busko-Zdrὀj, which will take place on July 26-29, 2016. The venue of the competition is Buskie Samorzadowe Centrum Kultury. The event is organized by Connecticut Chopin Foundation, Buskie Samorzadowe Centrum Kultury and Music School named after K. Penderecki in Busko-Zdroj.

I chose Busko-Zdroj, as a place of my name competition because of my special attitude and commitment to this gorgeous town. I have been returning here since year 2004 to perform and teach masterclasses. Moreover I feel even more attached to this city as an Artistic Director of International Festival “Lato z Chopinem” since year 2014.


I believe that bringing such unique event as international piano competition to Busko-Zdroj is a next step to show music lovers highest caliber piano “Olympic Games.” Piano competitions have always fascinated people around the world therefore  I believe that  listening to internationally experienced pianists while competing will be the great entertainment.

I decided to name this event as Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition to offer some part of myself as a milestone for the future.

I would like to share my experience, which I had gained as a pianist, clinician and adjudicator, having judged in over 30 International Piano Competition in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Australia with young competitors in Busko-Zdroj.


I would like to encourage all talented pianists  to participate. The best of them will be presented during International Festival “Lato z Chopinem” in Busko-Zdroj and will be recommended to our partners in USA, Russia, Japan, Germany and other countries.


I am also very proud about our experienced judges from: Poland, Germany, Russia and Japan. I wish good luck to each participant and would like to encourage you all to apply.


Best wishes


Dr. Krystian Tkaczewski




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