Photo by Piotr Droździk
Photo by Kinga Karpati
Honourable mention – 1,500 euros
Young Critics Prize
Roksana Kwaśnikowska – violin
Łukasz Chrzęszczyk – piano
The duo comprises former students of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Roksana has won a number of international competitions, including the Karol Szymanowski Competition in Katowice in 2008, the Michał Spisak Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza in 2017, the Ludwig van Beethoven Competition in Hradec nad Moravicí, Czech Republic in 2017, the Beethoven Chamber Music Competition in Lusławice in 2018, the Tadeusz Wroński Solo Violin Competition in Warsaw in 2015 and the Oleh Krysa Violin Competition in Lviv in 2016. The violinist plays an instrument made by Johann Augustin Wagner in 2009.
Łukasz Chrzęszczyk is a prize winner of the Beethoven Chamber Music Competition in Lusławice (the Grand Prix in 2015), the Kiejstut Bacewicz Chamber Music Competition in Łódź (2013) and the Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition in Gdańsk (2012). In 2014, he made his debut as a soloist with the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw and has also appeared alongside the Swiss Jugendorchester ‘il mosaico’, the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic Orchestra and the Podkarpacka Philharmonic Orchestra in Rzeszów.The artists' full biographical note and the programme performed during the Competition − in the tab Participants.