Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition

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The international Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition is a competition for violinists up to age 30 that takes place every five years in Poznań, Poland, in honor of the virtuoso and composer Henryk Wieniawski. The first competition took place in 1935 in Warsaw, 100 years after the birth of its patron, and consisted of two stages. The second, after a gap of 17 years in 1952, and subsequent events were held in Poznań in three stages. In 2001 it was decided that the competition will henceforth be held in four stages.

14th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, shall be held on 8 - 23 October 2011. Candidates shall be qualified for the Competition subject to preliminary selection auditions run by Maxim Vengerov and another member of the Jury. Precise information http://www.wieniawski.pl/

The following three statutory prizes shall be awarded in the Competition:

  • First Prize: 30,000 Euro and Gold Medal
  • Second Prize: 20,000 Euro and Silver Medal
  • Third Prize: 12,000 Euro and Bronze Medal.

Three honorary distinctions of 5,000 Euro and the special extra-statutory prize funded by Maxim Vengerov: 12 individual lessons for one of the Competition Participants.

Laureates of the competition[edit]

Competition 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
Warsaw 1935 Ginette Neveu  France David Oistrakh  Soviet Union Henri Temianka  United Kingdom
Poznań 1952 Igor Oistrakh  Soviet Union  Soviet Union
 Poland
 France
 Soviet Union
 Soviet Union
Poznań 1957 Roza Fajn  Soviet Union Sidney Harth  United States Mark Komissarow  Soviet Union
Poznań 1962 Charles Treger  United States Oleh Krysa  Soviet Union Krzysztof Jakowicz  Poland
Poznań 1967 Piotr Janowski  Poland Michał Bezwierchnyj  Soviet Union Kaja Danczowska  Poland
Poznań 1972 Tatiana Grindenko  Soviet Union Shizuka Ishikawa  Japan Barbara Górzyńska  Poland
Poznań 1977 Vadim Brodski  Soviet Union  Poland
 Soviet Union
 Soviet Union
 United States
Poznań 1981 Keiko Urushihara  Japan Elisa Kawaguti  Japan Aureli Błaszczok  Poland
Poznań 1986 Ewgenij Buszkow  Soviet Union Nobu Wakabayashi  Japan Robert Kabara  Poland
Poznań 1991  Poland
 Poland
Chie Abiko  Japan Reiko Shiraishi  Japan
Poznań 1996 Reiko Otani  Japan Akkiko Tanaka  Japan Łukasz Błaszczyk
Asuka Sezaki
 Poland
 Japan
Poznań 2001 Alena Baeva  Russia  South Korea
 Yugoslavia
 Armenia
 United States
 Japan
Poznań 2006 Agata Szymczewska  Poland Airi Suzuki  Japan Anna Maria Staśkiewicz  Poland
Poznań 2011 Soyoung Yoon  South Korea Miki Kobayashi  Japan Stefan Tarara  Germany

Full list of prizewinners[edit]

1935[edit]

1952[edit]

  • I. Igor Oistrakh - USSR
  • II. Julian Sitkovetsky - USSR
  • Wanda Wiłkomirska - Poland
  • III. Blanche Tarjus - France
  • Marina Jaszwili - USSR
  • Olga Parchomlenko - USSR
  • IV. Emil Kamilarow - Poland
  • Edward Statkiewicz - Poland
  • Igor Iwanow - Poland
  • Henryk Palulis - Poland
  • V. Csaba Bokay - Hungary

1957[edit]

  • I. Roza Fajn - USSR
  • II. Sidney Harth - USA
  • III. Mark Komissarow - USSR
  • IV. Augustin Leon-ARA - Spain
  • V. Ayla Erduran - Turkey
  • VI. Władimir Malinin - USSR

1962[edit]

  • I. Charles Treger - USA
  • II. Oleh Krysa- USSR
  • III. Krzysztof Jakowicz - Poland
  • IV. Izabella Petrosjan - USSR
  • V. Mirosław Rusin - USSR
  • Henryk Jarzynski - Poland
  • Priscilla A. Ambrose - USA
  • VI. Tomasz Michalak - Poland

1967[edit]

  • I. Piotr Janowski - Poland
  • II. Michał Bezwierchnyj - USSR
  • III. Kaja Danczowska - Poland
  • IV. Eduard Tatewosjan - USSR
  • V. Anatolij Mielnkow - USSR
  • VI. Michał Grabarczyk - Poland
  • Minczo Minczew - Bulgaria

1972[edit]

  • I. Tatiana Grindienko - USSR
  • II. Shizuka Ishikawa - Japan
  • III. Barbara Górzyńska - Poland
  • V. Tadeusz Gadzina - Poland
  • Graczija Arutunian - USSR
  • VI. Stefan Czermak - Poland
  • VII. Edward Z. Zienkowski - Poland

1977[edit]

  • I. Vadim Brodsky - USSR
  • II. Piotr Milewski - Poland
  • Michał Wajman - USSR
  • III. Zachar Bron - USSR
  • Peter A. Zazofsky - USA
  • IV. Charles A. Linale - France
  • V. Hiro Kurosaki - Austria
  • Anna A. Wódka - Poland
  • VI. Kazuhiko Sawa - Japan
  • Awards: Asa Konishi - Japan
  • Keiko Mizuno - Japan

1981[edit]

  • I. Keiko Urushihara - Japan
  • II. Elisa Kawaguti - Japan
  • III. Aureli Błaszczok - Poland
  • IV. Seiji Kageyama - Japan
  • V. Iwao Furusawa - Japan
  • VI. Megumi Shimane - Japan

1986[edit]

  • I. Ewgenij Buszkow - USSR
  • III. Nobu Wakabayashi - Japan
  • Robert Kabara - Poland
  • IV. Wiktor Kuzniecow - USSR
  • V. Alexander Romanul - USA
  • VI. Hiroko Suzuki - Japan

1991[edit]

  • I. Bartłomiej Nizioł - Poland
  • Piotr Pławner - Poland
  • II. Chie Abiko - Japan
  • III. Reiko Shiraishi - Japan
  • IV. Monika Jarecka - Poland
  • V. Tomoko Yoshimura - Japan

1996[edit]

  • I. -
  • II. Reiko Otani - Japan
  • III. Akkiko Tanaka - Japan
  • IV. Łukasz Błaszczyk - Polska, Asuka Sezaki - Japan
  • V. Anna Reszniak - Poland
  • VI. Maria M. Nowak - Poland

2001[edit]

  • I. Alena Baeva - Russia
  • II. Soojin Han - S.Korea Roman Simowic - Yugoslavia
  • III.Gaik Kazazian - Armenia
  • Bracha Malkin - USA
  • Hiroko Takahashi - Japan
  • IV. Mayuko Kamio - Japan
  • V. Jaroslaw Nadrzycki - Poland
  • VI. Alexandra Wood - Great Britain

2006[edit]

  • I. Agata Szymczewska - Poland
  • II. Airi Suzuki - Japan
  • III. Anna Maria Staśkiewicz - Poland
  • IV. Lev Solodovnikow - Russia
  • V. Maria Machowska - Poland
  • V. Jarosław Nadrzycki - Poland
  • VI. Wojciech Pławner - Poland
  • Distinction. Simeon Klimashevskiy - Russia

2011[edit]

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