The idea of the International Competition of Piano Duo in Bialystok was developed with great passion to this form of chamber music-making. Since 1999 and every three years, the Competition is gathering an international group of musicians in piano duo tournament.
The competition is devoted for both pianists with years of experience, as well as debutants in this elite field of music.
Every next edition is enjoying a great interest in musical environment. Broad and interesting program is always enthusiastically welcomed by the audience and it includes both obligatory compositions (W.A. Mozart, F. Chopin, W. Lutoslawski) and free program.
During the Final of the current edition we will have the honor of presenting Scherzo brillante for 2 pianos and string orchestra written especially for VI International Competition of Piano Duo by famous Polish musician Jerzy Maksymiuk.
We expect that all performances will be abounding with fascinating artistic creations and amazing musical dialogs of the pianists. Honorable international Jury will provide the best pianists with statutory and non-statutory prizes.
On behalf of the organizers, I wish all of you who have come to the 6th Duo Competition in Białystok nothing but success.
International Piano Duo Competition
prof. Barbara Halska
The International Piano Duo Competition is an event of major importance in the Polish music life, especially in Białystok and the Podlasie region, where the concerts of the participants take place. For the numerous international group of piano players those “duet’s agons” are a chance to develop their artistic careers.