YHPA 2023

The VI Young Horn Player Academy

was held in days

24-26.03.2023


on Zespół Państwowych Szkół Muzycznych im. W. Kilara in Katowice
Ułańska 7b street

and

on Akademia Muzyczna im. K. Szymanowskiego in Katowice
Zacisze 3 street

Akademia Młodego Waltornisty 2023

The festival program includes:

  • International CompetitionYoung Horn Player
  • Silesian Horn Symposium
  • Concert of Laureates and the Horn Choir

We are pleased to inform you that the event has been qualified for the Calendar of International and National Competitions of Artistic Education of the Center for Artistic Education (CEA).

Relation


Competition Young Horn Player 

The Jury of the Competition composed of:

  • Prof. Wiesław Grochowski – Chairman
  • Prof. Jindřich Petráš
  • Dr Michał Szczerba

decided to award the following Awards and Honorable Mentions

Group I


1st Prize

Krzysztof Uherek
Tymon Werner

2nd Prize

Julia Dziura
Tomasz Wołosz

3rd Prize

Wilhelm Bardowski
Edmund Farley
Stanisław Frączek

Honorable Mention

Wojciech Danisz
Hubert Madej
Franciszek Szałański
Krzysztof Tondera
Mateusz Ziaja

Group II


1st Prize

Dorian Ćuić – Croatia
Julian Merecki

2nd Prize

Tymoteusz Czernohorski
Maksim Radanec – Croatia

3rd Prize

Szymon Kozłowski
Antoni Nowak
Rea Prišlin – Croatia

Honorable Mention 1st degree

Konrad Bańczyk
Tymoteusz Ujma

Honorable Mention 2nd degree

Klaudia Dziekońska
Andrzej Hajdaniuk
Serena Maria Lubomirska-Aksamit
Oliwia Okoń
Maciej Rybak
Zofia Sławińska
Natalia Święty
Katarzyna Żurek

Group III


1st Prize

Agata Wachowska
Zofia Wiaterek

2nd Prize

Antoni Chmiel
Piotr Gunther

3rd Prize

Mateusz Klimek
Karolina Łaban
Maksymilian Pieczka
Dora Vinković – Croatia
Iwo Sawaszkiewicz-Ziomka

Honorable Mention 1st degree

Gabriel Mandrela
Jan Walkiewicz
Illia Zherebtsov

Honorable Mention 2nd degree

Jakub Adamski
Piotr Iwanów
Michał Krzyżostaniak
Aleksander Łojek
Wiktoria Porębska
Miłosz Skrzek

Group IV


1st Prize

Cyprian Chomik
Martyna Jamrozik
Klaudie Škárková – Czechy

2nd Prize

Amelia Czapnik
Dominic Ledwig
Piotr Najdek

3rd Prize

Oliwier Pelc
Agata Sobkiewicz
Dawid Sokół

Honorable Mention 1st degree

Wojciech Cebula
Norbert Jaszczyk
Patrycja Kolis
Mateusz Kubat
Jan Żurek

Honorable Mention 2nd degree

Agata Marek

CONGRATULATIONS!

The competition includes four age categories:

  • I Group for participants born in 2013 and later
  • II Group for participants born in 2010-2012
  • III Group for participants born in 2007-2009
  • IV Group for participants born in 2003-2006

The competition was a one-stage event. Participants performed the following program:

  • Group – one or two pieces of choice with piano accompaniment.
    The duration of the entire program is up to 5 minutes
  • II Group – one or two pieces of choice with piano accompaniment.
    The duration of the entire program is 6-8 minutes
  • III Grouptwo pieces of free choice (or two parts of a cyclical piece) with piano accompaniment.
    Total duration of the entire program is 8-12 minutes
  • IV Group
    1. Obligatory piece: E. Bozza  – Chant lointain
    2. One of the compositions to choose from
    – W. A. Mozart – Concerto No. 1 in D major KV 412, I movement
    – W. A. Mozart – Concerto No. 2 in E flat major KV 417, I movement
    – W. A. Mozart – Concerto No. 3 in E flat major KV 447, I movement
    – W. A. Mozart – Concerto No. 4 in E flat major KV 495, I movement
    – Fr. Strauss – Concerto No. 1 in C minor op. 8, I movement
    – C. Saint-Saens – Morceau de Concert op. 94, I movement
    – K. Matys – Konzeststück nr 2 op. 24 cz. I
    – R. Strauss – Concerto No. 2 in E flat major op. 11, I movement

There was no requirement to perform the repertoire from memory.

Silesian Horn Symposium

Series of lectures

26.03.2023
Academy of Music in Katowice, Zacisze street 3
Audiovisual Room

15:00
Astma i ryzyko publicznego wykonania dźwięku b2, czyli tajemnice I Koncertu waltorniowego Ryszarda Straussa
(Asthma and the risk of public performing b2, the secrets of the First Horn Concerto by Richard Strauss)
lecture by dr Waldemar Matera – Academy of Music in Katowice
15:30
Zapomniana literatura waltorniowa XIX wieku
(Forgotten horn literature of the 19th century)
lecture by dr hab. Piotr Pożakowski – Academy of Music in Gdańsk – cooperating teacher
16:30
Postoj a dýchání při hře na lesní roh
(Posture and breathing while playing the horn)
lecture by prof. MgA. Jindřich Petráš – Janáčkova Akademie Múzických Umění in Brno (Czech Republic)
17:00
Współczesne utwory na kwartet waltorniowy – konteksty historyczne i wykonawcze
(Contemporary works for horn quartet – historical and performance contex

Concert part

The concert part was take place on March 26, 2023 (Sunday) at 18:00 in the Concert Hall of the Academy of Music in Katowice.

The winners of the International Young Horn Player Competition 2023 performed

  • Krzysztof Uherek
  • Tymon Werner
  • Dorian Ćuić (Croatia)
  • Julian Merecki
  • Agata Wachowska
  • Zofia Wiaterek
  • Cyprian Chomik
  • Martyna Jamrozik
  • Klaudie Škárková (Czech Republic)

and the Horn Choir conducted by Leszek Salwa, consisting of participants of the 6th edition of the Young Horn Player Academy will perform.

In the program of the Horn Choir:

  • Paweł Cal – Young Horn Player Academy Fanfare
  • Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez – Let it Go (arr. Paweł Cal)
  • Jan Walczyński – At school
  • John Powell – World of Dragons (arr. Paweł Cal)
Paweł Cal – Young Horn Player Academy Fanfare

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez – Let it Go (arr. Paweł Cal)

John Powell – World of Dragons (arr. Paweł Cal)

All auditions and events within the festival was open to the public, free admission.

Organizers

The organizers of the festival are:

  • Department of Brass Instruments and Percussion of the Academy of Music in Katowice
  • Wojciech Kilar State Music School in Katowice
  • Waltornia.pl internet portal

The organizers of the competition are:

  • Artistic Education Center – Main organizer
  • Music School Complex for them. W. Kilar in Katowice – Co-organizer

Organizational Office:

  • Dr hab. Damian Walentek – Artistic Director
  • Dr Waldemar Matera – Organizational Manager
  • Mgr Leszek Salwa – Coordinator and conductor of the Horn Choir
  • Mgr Maryla Limanowska – Coordinator
  • Mgr Sylwia Sczendzina – Coordinator
  • Mgr Jerzy Ślęzak – Coordinator

Purpose

  • presentation of the artistic achievements of adepts of playing the Horn
  • presentation of modern methods of teaching basic horn playing
  • consultations of teachers, students and parents
  • exchange of methodological experience related to school pedagogy
  • popularizing the French horn and monitoring the development of young talents
  • presentation of the specifics of the instrument
  • integration of the horn community in Poland

List of participants

  1. Jakub Adamski
    2007
    OSM Bytom K
  2. Witold Bach
    2008
    ZPSM Częstochowa
  3. Konrad Bańczyk
    2011
    ZPSM Żory K
  4. Wilhelm Bardowski
    2014
    SM Lubań K
  5. Jakub Bauer
    2012
    ZSM Częstochowa K
  6. Maria Biernat
    2010
    PSM Warszawa K
  7. Karol Błaszkiewicz
    2005
    PPSM Kielce
  8. Igor Błaszko
    2013
    PSM Lubliniec K
  9. Magdalena Borowska
    2010
    ZSM Białystok K
  10. Milena Brzóska
    2012
    PSM Cieszyn
  11. Wojciech Cebula
    2006
    ZPSM Kraków K
  12. Dawid Ceglarz
    2012
    PSM Lubliniec K
  13. Antoni Chmiel
    2009
    ZPSM Kraków K
  14. Cyprian Chomik
    2005
    SM Gdynia K
  15. Wojciech Cięciwa
    2009
    PSM Kraków K
  16. Paweł Ciężadło
    2009
    ZPSM Tarnów K
  17. Amelia Czapnik
    2005
    ZPSM Bielsko-Biała K
  18. Tymoteusz Czernohorski
    2011
    OSM Bytom K
  19. Albert Czyżewski
    2010
    SSP Białystok K
  20. Dorian Ćuić HR
    2010
    GŠ Bjelovar K
  21. Wojciech Danisz
    2015
    POSM Katowice K
  22. Eliza Diduszko
    2014
    ZSM Ruda Śląska
  23. Filip Doniec
    2007
    POSM Kraków K
  24. Klaudia Dziekońska
    2012
    SSM Barczewo K
  25. Wiktor Dzilne
    2010
    POSM Poznań K
  26. Julia Dziura
    2013
    PSM Lubliniec K
  27. Edmund Farley
    2013
    OSM Kraków K
  28. Stanisław Frączek
    2013
    PSM Jastrzębie Zdrój K
  29. Igor Frydrychowicz
    2010
    PSM Cieszyn K
  30. Eugeniusz Gołambowski
    2012
    ZSM Białystok K
  31. Stanisław Gomułka
    2012
    OSM Płock K
  32. Zofia Gonera
    2011
    ZSM Częstochowa
  33. Piotr Gunther
    2008
    ZPSM Żory K
  34. Marcel Guz
    2011
    ZPSM Kielce
  35. Andrzej Hajdaniuk
    2010
    OSM Wrocław K
  36. Łucja Heluszka
    2007
    ZSM Częstochowa K
  37. Piotr Iwanów
    2007
    POSM Kraków K
  38. Martyna Jamrozik
    2003
    PSM Opole K
  39. Norbert Jaszczyk
    2006
    ZPSM Bielsko-Biała K
  40. Adam Jeziorczak
    2011
    PSM Katowice
  41. Marta Jurkiewicz
    2011
    ZSM Ruda Śląska
  42. Aleksander Kałczuga
    2011
    PSM Chorzów K
  43. Iga Kapica
    2006
    ZSM Częstochowa
  44. Przemysław Kasprzyk
    2002
    ZSM Częstochowa
  45. Aleksander Kaszuba
    2011
    SSM Olsztynek K
  46. Natalia Kazuła
    2008
    OSM Wrocław K
  47. Hanna Kępa
    2012
    ZSM Częstochowa
  48. Mikołaj Klimczak
    2010
    POSM Katowice K
  49. Mateusz Klimek
    2008
    PSM Opole K
  50. Alicja Knebel
    2013
    PSM Cieszyn
  51. Aleksandra Koc
    2008
    PSM Warszawa K
  52. Patrycja Kolis
    2004
    PSM Mielec K
  53. Anna Kolricz
    2012
    PSM Tarnowskie Góry K
  54. Zofia Kołosowska
    2010
    ZSM Białystok
  55. Paweł Kotelski
    2014
    ZSM Dąbrowa Górnicza K
  56. Julia Kowol
    2010
    PSM Opole K
  57. Szymon Kozłowski
    2011
    OSM Kraków K
  58. Michał Krzyżostaniak
    2007
    PSM Opole K
  59. Mateusz Kubat
    2005
    PSM Olsztyn K
  60. Hanna Kubat
    2011
    OSM Wrocław K
  61. Maja Latosik
    2010
    PSM Tarnowskie Góry K
  62. Dominic Ledwig
    2005
    PSM Opole K
  63. Serena Maria Lubomirska-Aksamit
    2011
    ZPSM Kraków K
  64. Karolina Łaban
    2008
    ZSM Białystok K
  65. Aleksander Łojek
    2008
    SM Niwiska K
  66. Hubert Madej
    2013
    PSM Mielec K
  67. Stanisław Majcherek
    2009
    PSM Chorzów K
  68. Wiktor Maksymowicz
    2012
    OSM Wrocław K
  69. Gabriel Manderla
    2008
    ZPSM Żory K
  70. Agata Marek
    2005
    PSM Opole K
  71. Nina Maśko
    2011
    ZSM Ruda Śląska
  72. Wojciech Mateusiak
    2011
    ZSM Dąbrowa Górnicza K
  73. Julian Merecki
    2012
    ZPSM Koszalin K
  74. Olaf Molęda
    2010
    ZSM Dąbrowa Górnicza K
  75. Piotr Najdek
    2006
    PSM Żagań K
  76. Maja Nguyen Truong
    2009
    OSM Łódź K
  77. Zofia Nowak
    2011
    OSM Wrocław K
  78. Antoni Nowak
    2012
    OSM Bytom K
  79. Dawid Odrobina
    2011
    PSM Oświęcim K
  80. Oliwia Okoń
    2010
    PSM Opole K
  81. Elżbieta Ostapiuk
    2009
    PSM Cieszyn
  82. Maciej Pałyga
    2011
    ZPSM Kielce
  83. Kacper Pastuszka
    2003
    PSM Katowice
  84. Oliwier Pelc
    2005
    ZPSM Bielsko-Biała K
  85. Julia Piecha
    2012
    PSM Strzelce Opolskie K
  86. Piotr Piecuch
    2011
    PSM Chorzów K
  87. Maksymilian Pieczka
    2008
    ZPSM Bielsko-Biała K
  88. Wiktoria Porębska
    2008
    ZPSM Kraków K
  89. Rea Prišlin HR
    2010
    GŠ Bjelovar K
  90. Zofia Prus
    2011
    ZSM Radom K
  91. Maciej Pryba
    2015
    ZSM Dąbrowa Górnicza K
  92. Miłosz Przygoda
    2007
    ZSM Częstochowa
  93. Maksim Radanec HR
    2010
    GŠ Bjelovar K
  94. Samuel Reinert
    2013
    PSM Opole K
  95. Zuzanna Rochoń
    2007
    PSM Olsztyn K
  96. Florian Rother
    2006
    PSM Opole K
  97. Maciej Rybak
    2010
    PSM Kraków K
  98. Iwo Sawaszkiewicz-Ziomka
    2009
    POSM Katowice K
  99. Stanisław Sipiora
    2015
    PSM Chorzów
  100. Klaudie Škárková CZ
    2006
    Konzervatoř Pardubice K
  101. Miłosz Skrzek
    2007
    OSM Tarnów K
  102. Zofia Sławińska
    2012
    ZPSM Kielce K
  103. Agata Sobkiewicz
    2006
    ZSM Radom K
  104. Jan Sobólski
    2008
    SP Radom K
  105. Dawid Sokół
    2006
    ZSM Białystok K
  106. Leon Sokół
    2014
    ZPSM Kielce
  107. Emilia Stanuszek
    2006
    ZSM Radom K
  108. Maria Stemplewska
    2011
    ZPSM Kielce
  109. Adam Suchy
    2011
    ZPSM Kraków K
  110. Franciszek Szałański
    2013
    OSM Wrocław K
  111. Jakub Szczechowicz
    2008
    PSM Inowrocław K
  112. Aleksandra Świercz
    2011
    ZPSM Kielce
  113. Natalia Święty
    2011
    POSM Katowice K
  114. Jakub Tomik
    2012
    OSM Kraków K
  115. Tomasz Tompalski
    2014
    PSM Rybnik K
  116. Krzysztof Tondera
    2014
    NSP Żywiec
  117. Krzysztof Uherek
    2014
    PSM Jastrzębie Zdrój K
  118. Tymoteusz Ujma
    2011
    ZSM Częstochowa K
  119. Dora Vinković HR
    2008
    GŠ Bjelovar K
  120. Agata Wachowska
    2008
    OSM Bytom K
  121. Jan Walkiewicz
    2009
    OSM Łódź K
  122. Tymon Werner
    2014
    ZSM Krosno K
  123. Zofia Wiaterek
    2009
    OSM Bytom K
  124. Amelia Wieczerzak
    2010
    PSM Mielec K
  125. Malina Wilson
    2005
    PSM Łódź K
  126. Julian Witkowski
    2012
    PSM Zgorzelec K
  127. Tomasz Wołosz
    2015
    POSM Katowice K
  128. Tomasz Zabrowarny
    2008
    ZSM Dąbrowa Górnicza
  129. Marcel Zalewski
    2013
    PSM Chorzów
  130. Oliwier Zarzycki
    2010
    POSM Katowice
  131. Illia Zherebstsov
    2009
    OSM Kraków K
  132. Mateusz Ziaja
    2014
    PSM Oświęcim K
  133. Tomasz Zięba
    2008
    ZPSM Bielsko-Biała K
  134. Jan Zwyrtek
    2015
    ZSM Ruda Śląska
  135. Agata Żurawska
    2009
    ZSM Ruda Śląska
  136. Jan Żurek
    2005
    PSM Kraków K
  137. Katarzyna Żurek
    2012
    SM Kraków K

The letter K means also participation in the Young Horn Player competition.

Map of YHPA 2023 participants

Sponsors

The Young Horn Player Academy Festival was organized thanks to the financial support of the Center for Artistic Education. Sponsors will also support us:

ZM Concept

ZM Concept from Bydgoszcz (Poland) – is not only a music store with a wide selection of wind instruments and accessories. It is also a service that will take care of the perfect condition of your instrument. The ZM Concept company has been supporting the Young Horn Player Academy since its first edition.

RDK Serwis

RDK Service Ryszard & Dariusz Kowalczyk – Wind Instrument Repair. It is a small, family-owned company from Luboń near Poznań (Poland). It performs major repairs, ongoing corrections, maintenance, minor repairs, silver plating, gilding of small elements and varnishing.

Thank you!

The competition auditions of Groups I-III took place on March 24 and 25, 2023 at the State Music Schools Complex. W. Kilar in Katowice.

On March 26, 2023, Group IV auditions took place at the Academy of Music in Katowice. On that day, the Silesian Horn Symposium (a series of lectures) was also held, as well as the Concert of Laureates and the performance of the Horn Choir consisting of all participants of the Festival.