I regard the International Competition for Young Violinists in Lublin as the most important world
event for talented youths. The Competition is not only an opportunity for the budding musicians to meet, also, owing to the excellent organisation and the atmosphere of the Competition, all the participants
leave Lublin full of hope and inspiration for further study and artistic achievement
Prof. Roman Totenber — USA
It is hard to overestimate the significance of the Lublin Competition.
It provides an opportunity for young musicians from various countries to meet and compare their skills, styles
and different schools This also concerns jurors and teachers occupied with educating the new musical
generation. Yet, there is something else, a thing which is somehow elusive
but fundamental I mean the legendary atmosphere of goodwill and warm-heartedness; which
are present at the Lublin event. This makes everybody come here with a positive
attitude and lends wings to young musicians helping them to show their best.
Prof. Zakhar Bron — Russial Germany
Many times I have tried to analyse the reasons of success of the consecutive
editions of the International Competition for Young Violinists in Honour
of Karol Lipinski and Henryk Wieniawski in Lublin. (...) Among many things, I wish to emphasise the unique atmosphere of the Lublin
violin competitions, which is to equal degree composed by excellent virtuosity
of organisers and the heart they give so generously to the participants, jurors, parents and
observers. This mystery of Lublin is, I believe, the reason of the unusual
success of the consecutive editions of the Competition.
Prof. Roman Lasocki — Poland
I come with particular willingness to the Lublin International Competition for Young Violinists.
The atmosphere that I find here is one of a friendly meeting of young competitors, who come from many countries, their professors and the jury members. The
very high artistic standard of the Competition has been constantly confirmed
by its prize-winners with their brilliant achievements both in concert halls and at other important
Prof. Werner Scholz — Germany
I was truly honoured to be a jury member at such an important event in the world of
music. In my opinion, this way of presentation of young violinists achievements
is an unusual incentive and a strong stimulus for further work and the development
of their musical careers.
I would like to emphasise the very nice and friendly atmosphere that permeates through the Competition both the jury members and the
participants. This is undoubtedly a very positive feature of the Competition and it
certifies to the good organisation of the event.
Prof. Franco Fisch, Secretary General
of the International Contest of Music in Geneva
My great experience in attending juries at numerous international competitions, as well as in
teaching at academies of music make me state with full responsibility that I regard the Lublin Competition as the most serious
event of the kind in the world.
Prof. Michael Frischenschlager — Austria
(...) I admire and congratulate the organisers and sponsors of the International Competition for Young Violinists in Lublin for their effort and
efficient organisation. They made this competition become one of the most important
events of this kind in the world in respect of both the number of participants
and its high standard of performance.
Prof. Xavier Turull — Spain
The 21st century is at hand and until now I have been quite pessimistic
about the future of classical music. Will the successors be its ardent propagators? But listening to the
music presented in this Competition, I do believe that classical music will
live on. I have never experienced such feelings during competitions for adult
participants was exceptionally high, the highest, I think, of all I have encountered so far in competitions of this
kind in the world.
Prof. Ryutaro Iwabuchi — Japan
I consider it a great honour to have been invited to the jury of the famous
violin competition named after Karol Lipinski and Henryk Wieniawski. In
fact, this Competition was an inspiration to its English counterpart — the Yehudi Menuhin Competition in Folkestone. I wish to thank from the bottom of my heart the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society of Lublin for this pleasure, which thanks to the Competition became mine too.
Prof. Robert M. Masters — England
This competition is indispensable! It is unique and should be considered as an obligatory stage to pass for each young
violinist dreaming about a career.
Prof. Paul Urstein — Switzerland
The significance of each musical competition of defined, among other things, by regular occurring,
clear distinct repertoire requirements, intelligible evaluation criteria,
and jurors musical authority. A very important thing is continuity and stability of ratings, which can only be
achieved through inviting the same persons for several successive editions.
If we add the organisers professionalism and their gift of creating warm hearty atmosphere
surrounding everybody, we will certainly get an event of world-wide significance.
That is the case of the Lublin Competition, which I always attend with the greatest contentment
and with the same contentment I later watch the winners successes in the concert halls of the world.
Prof. Edward Zienkowski — Poland/Austria
An international competition should support the candidates, give them the right exposure
and be part of their development. All this should take place in a well organized and helpful atmosphere.
The Wieniawski, Lipinski competition has all these qualities. It is one of the most important
and well regarded competition today.
At the 10th anniversary I wish this competition to continue its great mission: helping young musicians to launch their career.
I am convinced that in the future the competition will continue the great tradition
of it's past.
Prof Yair Kless — Israel/Austria
I celebrate the 10th Lipinski and Wieniawski Competition, which is a dream
and desire of young violinists. Most of world-class violinists are verified
from this international competition and it has accomplished international reputation
over the world for 10 years.
I hope, its endless success and contribution to world classical music.
Prof. Miu Kim — Corea Sud
... World, in literal — geographical — for meaning of this label was endowed in the year 1979 with rise of the International Competition of Young Violinists in Honour of K. Lipinski and H. Wieniawski. The tenth edition of this wonderful event in the next year will be particle of this gift. The fact that this competition is being considered like phenomenon, to assigning belongs Competition
prize winners (W. Repin, M. Wengerow, B. Niziol ) and many other people worthy
representing Competition in Lublin what before everything for organizational phenomenon.
The international galaxy of big names whom they gave confidence to
the Competition is the organizers merit.
They are considering the honour for themselves working in the Jury of the Competition.
The organizers glory is such a selection of surnames which, it gained the name for Competition — FAIR.
And so... in the name of all violinists and own I am bending forehead called in front of all who are creating the phenomenon „International Competition of Young Violinists in Honour of K.
Lipinski and H. Wieniawski” in Lublin.
Prof. Tadeusz Gadzina - Poland