WARSAW RESIDENCY

New addition to International Cochran Piano Competition formula

October 9-17, 2020

4th edition of the International Cochran Piano Competition has introduced a new award – Warsaw Residency, which consists of a fully-funded residency in Warsaw for four participants who have received the highest score.

 

During the Residency laureates will have a possibility to:

  • take part in both individual and group mentoring sessions with widely known professionals,

  • perform in Koszyki Hall,

  • attend the award ceremony at the Palace on the Isle in the Royal Lazienki Park,

  • get an opportunity to participate in a recording session at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio

  • and take part in a professional cover photoshoot.

The Residency takes place from the 9th to the 17th of October 2020.

Laureates

WINNER
Gvantsa Zangaladze
LAUREATE
Jaeden Izik-Dzurko
LAUREATE
Sophia Pileggi
LAUREATE
Viacheslav Shelepov

Gvantsa is a Georgian-born winner of Julian Cochran Piano Competition, who has also received a special prize for the best interpretation of Julian Cochran’s work. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in piano performance at Stony Brook University and actively performing both as a solo pianist and a chamber musician.

Jaeden is a student of the world-renowned Juilliard School and an active advocate for Canadian music. As a citizen of this North American country he is known for his brilliant interpretations of the most beautiful Canadian pieces, which he performs with sensitive touch and thoughtfulness.

Sophia is an accomplished pianist and pedagogue, who throughout her career has performed around the world both solo and with an orchestra. She has graduated from the Catholic University of America and the University of Miami and has been awarded the First Prize at the Washington International Piano Festival Competition.

Viacheslav is a Russian-born pianist and a graduate of famous Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He has participated in multiple classical music festivals and taken part in numerous international piano competitions.

 

Workshops during the Residency 

Anna Proszowska-Sala
Jadwiga Śmieszchalska

Anna is a certified Performance Enhancement Coach who works with outstanding musicians, actors, young and talented professionals from the artistic and creative fields, as well as business representatives. She has a long experience in creating communication projects and organizing special events. In 2009 she established her own consulting company, which has become one of the biggest companies of this kind in Poland. Since 2017 she has held the position of the Creative Director of the only Centre of Musical Entrepreneurship in Poland at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Through her work she wants to highlight the importance of realising that the limits of both personal and professional fulfillment are determined by one’s imagination. During the Warsaw Residency Anna will run 3 workshops on the topic of artist branding, promotion strategy and creating professional offers for potential clients and sponsors.

Jadwiga is an internationally renowned specialist in music physiology and an author of multiple research projects focusing on music medicine. She is a graduate of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań and the Institut Européen Médecine des Arts, where she has received a Européen Médecine des Arts – Musique diploma, which has been awarded to her by a special Jury for the first time in nearly 30 years. She is also a lecturer in Music Physiology at Frederic Chopin Music University and a co-founder of Healthy Talent – musician’s health office in Warsaw. She has conducted multiple masterclasses and performed at international symposiums and conferences concerning music medicine around the world. During the Residency she will provide the laureates with significant knowledge about the physiology that is relevant to all musicians.

Our partners, thanks to whom Warsaw Residency came to life:

Australian Embassy in Warsaw is an institution that represents Australian government in Poland, Czech Republic and Lithuania. The current Australian Ambassador to Poland is Mr. Lloyd Brodrick. The Embassy takes care of the promotion of commerce and investments cooperation between said countries, it pursues main goals and premises of Australian international politics and spreads better understanding of its regional policy. But most importantly, the Embassy promotes a positive image of Australia.

The Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Poland covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Georgian interests in the areas of political, economic, science, education and culture.The Embassy supports cooperation between Georgia and the host country and promotes the Georgian economy, exports and tourism in Poland.

The story of Alba1913 spans over a hundred years and several generations of the Poznań, Poland native Rychlicki family. Dedicated to maintaining the diligent apothecary tradition, the brand continues to build on its trusted herbal compositions to help all cultivate holistic wellbeing and discover beauty through health.

Anna is a certified Performance Enhancement Coach who works with outstanding musicians, actors, young and talented professionals from the artistic and creative fields, as well as business representatives. She has a long experience in creating communication projects and organizing special events. During the Warsaw Residency Anna will run 3 workshops on the topic of artist branding, promotion strategy and creating professional offers for potential clients and sponsors.

The Globalworth Foundation was founded in 2018 by Globalworth, the market leader in office buildings in Romania and Poland, and is a non-profit entity, independent of the group's commercial activities. The Foundation's mission is to develop projects on three main pillars: people, places and technology. In addition, the Globalworth Foundation believes in the positive impact of technology-integrated projects, such as incubators for young people, and supports the funding of the innovations that bring people together.

The ‘Koszyki’ market hall, commonly known as the ‘People’s bazaar’ was built in 1906-1908 in Koszykowa Street in Warsaw. In autumn 2016 Hala came back to life as Warsaw’s social and culinary center.

100% of natural Italian beauty. L’Erbolario is an alliance between the precious wisdom of the past and the undeniable discoveries of the present. Between traditional phytotherapy and modern cosmetic science. The brand was born over 40 years ago out of love and passion for nature in Lodi in the north of Italy. The products of the brand are vegan, cruelty-free and make only from ecological and certified raw materials.L’Erbolario is not only a brand of natural perfumes, products for face, body and hair or special products for home, L’Erbolario is the philosophy and name of an unmistakable style that represents natural beauty enclosed in elegant packages with charming watercolors.

One of the biggest music stores in Warsaw. Thanks to its personalized, customer-oriented approach and professional service, no one will leave their store unsatisfied. Pasja is constantly expanding – in October, 2018 a new Piano Salon was opened at 14, Wiktorska St., where everyone has a possibility of perfecting their skills on high-class instruments.

The Polish-Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established out of Poles’ passion for Georgia and operates to facilitate mutual economic and cultural relations between Poland and Georgia. The Chamber belongs to the leading business organisations in Poland. It represents and protects the interest of a great number of entrepreneurs, bringing together business organisations of various sectors. The chamber closely cooperates with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tbilisi and the Embassy of Georgia in Warsaw.

PrintMedia24.pl is currently the fastest growing advertising agency and printing chain in Poland which provides highly specialized consulting services in advertising-related brand creation, support, and development. The technological solutions PrintMedia24.pl uses allow them to carry out even the most complex orders regardless of their extent and the assigned deadline.

Symphar, founded in 2003, is a Polish pharmaceutical company with Australian roots which believes in the healing power of art (for instance, the company organized the “Symphar Musical Therapy” – a series of live concerts in Warsaw hospitals) and the social responsibility of the business sector.

Yamaha is an internationally respected company that produces high-quality instruments by blending traditional craftsmanship with advanced digital technology, whose orgins date back to 1887. Since its establishment it has been committed to evoking excitement and cultural inspiration. Yamaha is known for its involvement in supporting new businesses that are based in the world of music.

Partners of the competition:

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Australian Embassy
in Warsaw

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