On May 29-31, 2021, the first edition of the International Chamber Music Competition - "KraCamera 2021" took place in Krakow. The competition was organized by the "W Świecie Muzyki" Foundation, based in Krakow. The competition was international in scope and was intended for students of 1st and 2nd degree music schools and students of music academies under 30 years of age.
The competition gathered together 120 chamber ensembles and 341 participants from many countries, including Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Hungary, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, China and the United States.
The auditions were held in a one-stage on-line formula. The jury of the competition included outstanding instrumentalists - pedagogues of the K. Penderecki Krakow Music Academy, who are recognized authorities in the field of chamber music, and their pedagogical experience also includes working with talented young people music schools and art universities. The competition, in its open program formula, was a unique event, giving artistically gifted youth the opportunity for musical confrontation. The presented rich chamber literature in various instrumental ensembles was performed at a very high level and brought great satisfaction to the Jury. The Jury selected the winners and awarded the prizes.
We believe that organization of the KraCamera competition met the expectations of young performers who want to develop their passions in the field of musical art. We hope, that participation in the KraCamera competition will contribute to the development and improvement of the performance level, which will result in great successes and a rich artistic career in the future.