The 5th World Bass Festival was a great success full of concerts, anniversary competition, master classes, lectures, double bass orchestra, exhibition and lot of friends and fun!!!  This year the Polish Society of Double Bassists celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their activity in Poland, Europe and abroad. The Polish Society of Double Bassists is probably the oldest Society of Double Bassists in Europe.  Irena Olkiewicz, President and Artistic Chair of this event sent us the following results from their competitions in August, 2014.

Jury:
Boguslaw Furtok (Frankfurt, Germany) – Chairman
Michael Cameron (Illinois, USA)
Miloslav Gajdos (Kromeriż, Czech Rep.)
David Murray (Indianapolis, USA)
Czesław Zabek (Krakow, Poland)

Secretary:  Irena Olkiewicz (Wroclaw, Poland)

Older category age: 19 – 26

1. prize: Piotr Zimnik (Poland)
2. prize: Pawel Prucnal (Poland)
2. prize:Evren Sen (Turkey)
3. prize:Rafal Kierpiec (Poland)
3. prize: Vojtech Marada (Czech Rep.)
3. prize: Takanari Koyama (Japan)

Younger Category, Middle Category, Double Bass Ensembles Category

Jury:
Miloslav Jelinek (Brno, Czech Rep.) – Chairman
Eric Hansen (Provo, USA)
Andrzej Jekielek (Warszawa, Poland)
Burak Karaagac (Ankara, Turkey)
John Schimek (Oklahoma City, USA)
Secretary:  Marcin Wilinski (Warszawa, Poland)

Younger category age under 14 years

1. prize: Tunkay Iptes (Turkey), teacher: Burak Karaagac (Ankara, Turkey)
2. prize: Grzegorz Marcinowski (Poland), teacher: Gerard Przybyla (Bytom, Poland)
2. prize: Adam Kadłubiec (Poland), teacher: Gerard Przybyla (Bytom, Poland)
2. prize: Antoni Trzesniewski (Poland), teacher: Grzegorz Frankowski (Krakow, Poland)
3. prize:Stanislaw Andrzej Chylinski (Poland), teacher: Beata Leszczynska (Gdansk, Poland)
3. prize: Patryk Wrosz (Poland), teacher: Beata Leszczynska (Gdansk, Poland)
3. prize: Piotr Dziedzic (Poland), teacher: Grzegorz Frankowski (Krakow, Poland)

Antoni Trzesniewski

Antoni Trzesniewski

Special Prize for Youngest Participant of the Anniversary Double Bass Competition:  Antoni Trzesniewski (Poland) – 6 years old!, teacher: Grzegorz Frankowski (Krakow, Poland)

Middle category age 15 – 18 years

1. prize: Gizem Sozeri (Turkey)
2. prize: no prize
3. prize:Natalia Midek (Poland)

Double Bass Ensembles Category

Grzegorz Marcinowski and Adam Kadlubiec

Grzegorz Marcinowski and Adam Kadlubiec

1. prize: Double Bass Quartet (Poland)
Civan Firat Korkmaz, Pawel Prucnal, Michal Walinski, Piotr Zimnik, teacher: Irena Olkiewicz (Wroclaw, Poland)
1. prize: Double Bass Duo (Poland)
Grzegorz Marcinowski, Adam Kadlubiec, teacher: Gerard Przybyla (Bytom, Poland)