Polish violinists dominated the top three places in the violin competition held in Wrocław

Karolina Podorska

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The Karol Lipiński International Violin Competition was held at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland, from 26 November to 2 December 2023. The competition was organised as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music and is open to violinists of all nationalities, born between 1900 and 2006.

Karolina Podorska (24, Poland) took first prize of PLN 18,000 (£3,600). She will also perform as soloist with the Józef Elsner Opole Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2024-25 artistic season, as well as a solo recital at the National Forum of Music.

Barbara Żołnierczyk (23, Poland) received second prize of PLN 12,000 (£2,400) and the opportunity to perform as soloist with the Józef Wiłkomirski Sudecka Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2024-25 season.

Milena Pioruńska (18, Poland) won third prize of PLN 8,000 (£1,600), while Reika Sato (24, Japan) received the Distinction prize of PLN 2,000 (£400).

The jury was chaired by Konstanty Andrzej Kulka and comprised Bartosz Bryła, Florin Croitoru, Paweł Jabłczyński, Jarosław Pietrzak and Magdalena Ziarkowska-Kołacka.

The Karol Lipiński International Violin Competition is subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Fund for the Promotion of Culture

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