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  Thank you 
  to all applicants for 
  Krzyżowa-Music 2024! 

Application is closed now!

Krzyżowa-Music’s 10th edition takes place from 24th August till 9th September 2024. As in the past years, internationally acclaimed and established musicians will be meeting a carefully selected number of young aspiring musicians of the classical music scene.

In this unique workshop and concert atmosphere of Krzyżowa-Music, a number of worldwide renowned musicians constitute our very distinguished group of "Seniors". Since Viviane Hagner's founding of Krzyżowa-Music personalities such as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Alfred Brendel, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Matthias Kirschnereit, Midori, Nils Mönkemeyer, Eckart Runge, Daniel Stabrawa, Agata Szymczeska or Tabea Zimmermann are studying, rehearsing, discussing and performing together with our carefully selected group of highly talented and aspiring "Juniors". An exciting group of musicians encounter and share their experience, expertise, and fresh input. We were already visited by the members of famous string quartets like: Artemis, Belcea, Guarneri, Kuss, Rosamunde, and Vermeer quartets. The relaxed atmosphere with ample time to rehearse allows for a deep understanding of the pieces worked on, in preparation of the performances presented at our Krzyzowa Music concerts.

Which requirements should you meet when applying?

· Open-mindedness, love for music and a fresh approach

· Excellent instrumental skills and the aim to improve chamber-music

· Desire for perfection in working together with outstanding musical partners

Rising Stars: The Krzyżowa-Music Juniors 

Krzyżowa-Music invites carefully selected aspiring musicians (Juniors) to spend two summer weeks in the rural seclusion of Krzyżowa, together with some of the most sought-after, educationally experienced musicians (Seniors) from around the world. In a casual yet concentrated atmosphere, they work together, learn together, share their generational experiences as well as perform together.

Time period

The Krzyżowa-Music Workshop will take place for the ninth time from 24th August till 9th September 2024 with summer concerts in Lower Silesia. In September, some participants of the workshop will start a Late-Summer Tour through Poland and Germany.

Selection of Juniors

A jury of Seniors will review all submitted applications and select the Juniors.

Excelling Juniors will be invited for repeated participation.

Very experienced Juniors will be able to participate as Mentors, receiving special assignments. All Juniors will be granted a full scholarship.


We look forward to receiving applications from musicians up to the age of 30. The requirements for Krzyżowa-Music Juniors should be fulfilled.

For the upcoming season, we have openings for double bass, only anymore. 

Sound Samples

Interested musicians should submit at least two contrasting works with their application.

For Double Bass: your application should include at least one work by J.S. Bach. The second work should contrast in style and epoch.


At least one sample should be video material.

We accept full works or at least two substantial movements of the work.

Application-Phase for the season 2024 is closed now

The application phase was open from November 2024 until 15th January 2024 here. All applicants will be informed about the results.


For more information please contact: application [at]

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