4th International Piano Duo Festival



When: April 2023
Where: Gdańsk, Poland


The piano duo is an extremely demanding, but also one of the most beautiful forms of musical understanding and creative co-creation.

The International Piano Duo Festival in Gdańsk is an event entirely devoted to this chamber formation, unique in the world, bringing together piano duos from around the globe.


Our intention is to show the beauty of the sound of two pianos or one piano played by four hands – at the highest world level.

Join us in April 2023. Feel invited to visit Gdańsk!

Bogna Czerwińska-Szymula PhD, DM
Bogna Czerwińska-Szymula PhD, DM Director of the International Piano Duo Festival

Materials for participants

Booklet IPDF 2019 Booklet IPDF 2019 - pobierz Booklet IPDF 2016 Booklet IPDF 2016 - pobierz


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About the Festival

International Piano Duo Festival is held every 3 years at Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk. The potential and uniqueness of this event lies in its total dedication to this chamber music formation. There are few events of this type in the world and our event fills this space perfectly offering artistic, pedagogical and scientific values of the highest rank.

The idea of creating the International Piano Duo Festival originated from the need and ambition of continuous development of students and staff in this specialisation at the highest possible level. The desire to present the high level of student piano duos educated at Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk to a wider audience is one of the motivations of the organisers.

The Festival's formula is to invite in each edition of the Festival one world-class master piano duo as SPECIAL GUEST. This duo performs an extraordinary opening or closing recital of the entire event, and for its duration, gives masterclasses to student piano duos of our Academy. So far, special guests of our Festival have been: Piano Duo Tal & Groethuysen, Silver Garburg Piano Duo, as well as Genova & Dimitrov Piano Duo.

In addition to the presentation of special guests, we also invite piano duos with a recognised artistic brand, who are usually winners of the most prestigious competitions for this formation in the world. So far we have hosted piano duos from Israel, Germany, Japan, South Korea, China, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Argentina, Switzerland, and Poland.

Each festival is a four-day event filled with daily double concerts with a varied and extensive programme.

A dozen or so recitals in each edition, master-classes for students, reviews of piano duos from all over the world – in a word, a real feast of pianists playing TOGETHER.

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