The Workshop-Festival  

From 15th till 31st August 2020, Krzyżowa

will run its 6th season. In Krzyżowa a number of

internationally established musicians will once more

be meeting selected young promising musicians

of Europe’s classical music scene.

The Faculty of Seniors (amongst them Jaques Ammon, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Viviane Hagner, Midori, Nils Mönckemeyer, Peter Serkin or Eckard Runge) interacting with the Juniors, will be a creative melting pot of long experience and unpretentious approach. In a relaxed atmosphere with ample time to rehearse and thereby to attain a deep understanding of the pieces worked on, the musicians will develop the programmes for the Krzyżowa-Music concerts.

Which requirements should you meet when applying?

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

· Excellent instrumental skills with the aim of making music together

· Desire for perfection in working together with outstanding musical partners


Rising Stars: The Krzyżowa-Music Juniors 

Krzyżowa-Music invites more than 38 carefully selected aspiring musicians (Juniors) to spend two to three 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 fifth time from 15th till 31st August 2020 with summer concerts in Lower Silesia. In September, selected participants of the workshop will start a Late-Summer Tour through Poland and Germany.


Selection of Juniors

Juniors will be selected by a jury of Seniors after their application. A repeated participation in the festival will be possible for high promising Juniors. Very experienced Juniors will be able to participate as Mentors, receiving special assignments. For a trouble-free participance, all Juniors will be provided with scholarships.



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 violin, viola, cello, piano, and oboe (only). 

Sound Samples

Interested musicians should submit two contrasting works to their application. Please upload at least two contrasting works. All string instrumentalists and pianists should include at least one work from the classical period (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert).“

Applications for the season 2020

can be submitted until 31 January 2020. All applicants will be informed about the results towards the end of February 2020.



For more information please contact: application [at]

We look forward to your application!


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