Seifert Competition on Tour

Concert by the winners of the International Zbigniew Seifert Competition Jazz Violin Competition

The International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition emerged from the need to commemorate the outstanding Polish violinist, as well as to underline his role in the world of music.

The participating artists will be:

– Bartosz Dworak

– Apel.les Carod


with a backing band formed by:

Pau Lligadas -Bass
Joel Gonzalez – piano
Joan Casares – drums

Bartosz  Dworak was  born on the 11-th of April 1988 in Dabrowa Tarnowska town.  At the age of 6 he started his music education at I.J. Paderewski Panstwowa Szkola Muzyczna  in Tarnow city. In 2013 he graduated from K. Szymanowski Music Academy under leadership of violinist Dr Henryk Gembalski. He established a music quartet signed with his name (“Bartosz Dworak Quartet”). He is also a co – founder of an electric quartet “Sandwich On The Floor”.
His achievements are:
– First prize in soloist category at Tarnow Jazz Contest 2011
– “Personality of region” prize at Tarnow Jazz Contest 2012
– along with Sandwich On The Floor band – finalist of Bielska  Zadymka Jazzowa in 2013
– with “Bartosz Dworak Quartet” – distinction in band open category at Tarnow Jazz Contest 2013
– along with “BDQ” winner of Grand Prix at 37-th  Jazz Juniors Festival 2013
– Grand Prix of LOTOS Competition at 16 th Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa 2014
– 1st prize winner of the 1st edition of the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition
Bartosz Dworak feels comfortable in a variety of music  styles, therefore he has been and continues to participate in many different music stylistic projects. He has been working as an instrumentalist  for Witkacy Theatre in Zakopane since 2007. He joined music group “Mango Collective”(Hip-hop, soul) in 2008. He has been a member of Klezzmates music group (klezmer, jazz, world music) since 2012.
Apel·les Carod Requesens (Cambrils, Catalonia, 1989). Jazz violinist and composer based in Barcelona. He started playing the violin at the age of 8, studying at the public music school of his hometown. When he was 15 he left his classical music studies and started exploring another instrument, the electric guitar, with which he opened to other music styles such as rock and pop. At the age of 18 he resumed his academic studies in music, but focusing on jazz and modern music. He graduated in jazz violin and modern guitar at L’Aula de Música Moderna i Jazz del Conservatori del Liceu (Barcelona) in 2010, and that same year he was accepted to ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona) as the first-ever jazz violin degree student throughout Spain. In 2013 he studied at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, thanks to an Erasmus scholarship. In July 2014 he was awarded the second prize in the first edition of the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition, held in Krakow, Poland. He has led his own jazz groups, such as Apel·les Carod Quartet, and has played or collaborated with bands such as Eclectic Colour Orchestra, Lecirke or Txarango, among others. He currently resides in New York, where he is furthering his education at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, thanks to a scholarship awarded by this institution.