Honorable mention - 1,500 euro

photo Wojciech Grzędziński
photo Wojciech Grzędziński

Trio Legend

Krzysztof Katana – violin

Monika Krasicka-Gajownik – cello

Agnieszka Zahaczewska-Książek – piano

The members of Trio Legend are graduates of the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków and doctoral students at the academies of music in Katowice and Kraków. In their present line-up, they have collected prizes at the Eighth International Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition in Gdańsk (2018), the Masters’ Tournament during the Fifth Chamber Music Tournament in Three Scenes in Bydgoszcz (2018) and the Twenty-Sixth Johannes Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach (2019). Thanks to the success achieved at these competitions they were awarded the Guarneri Trio Prague scholarship, on which they could take part in master classes held in Wengen (Switzerland) and Schlitz (Germany).

 In 2020, Trio Legend took part in several online concerts as part of such projects as the Polish Music Experience, the Thirtieth International Festival of Young Laureates of Music Competitions, the Partnership for Music 2.0 programme and the ÖHome Kunstuniversität Graz series. The ensemble have had the privilege of collaborating with some chamber music greats, such as Ida Bieler, Stephan Goerner, Marek Jerie, Josef Klusoň, Ivan Klánský, Ulrich Koella, Charles Richard-Hamelin, Maria Szwajger-Kułakowska, Wiesław Kwaśny and Kaja Danczowska. The trio members are currently studying chamber music with Chia Chou at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG). Earlier in 2021, they received the Young Poland Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to record and release their debut album with works by Artur Malawski and Dmitri Shostakovich


First Stage

•    Ludomir Różycki

Rhapsody for piano, violin and cello, Op. 33

•    Artur Malawski 

Piano Trio

I. Lento – Allegro moderato

II. Andante sostenuto

III. Allegro molto

IV. Vivace


•    Fryderyk Chopin 

Trio in G minor for piano, violin and cello, Op. 8

I. Allegro con fuoco

II. Scherzo (Vivace)

•    Andrzej Panufnik 

Piano Trio, Op. 1

I. Poco adagio – Allegro – Poco adagio

II. Largo

III. Presto