For event information call:
(805) 235-5409

P.O. Box 272
Paso Robles, California USA 93447
(805) 769-4622

Board of Directors

Steve Cass
Marjorie Hamon
Marek Zebrowski
Artistic Director
Kristen Carrillo
Special Events
Krysta Close
Polish Music Center, USC
India D'Avignon
Youth Piano Competition
Joel Peterson
Gracie Rey
Special Events
Cri Cri Solak-Eastin
Public Relations
Anita Speciale
Festival Program

Advisory Board

Brian Alexander
Dave Dumont
John Fisher
Debbie Lagomarsino
Frank Mecham
Norma Moye
Paula O'Farrell
Barbara Partridge
Christine Smith

The Paderewski Festival is a 501c3 non profit corporation #30-0475608

2014 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles
November 6-9

The 2014 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles is pleased to announce that pianist Zheeyoung Moon, first prize winner of the 2013 Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz, Poland, will be this year's Festival gala concert performer on Saturday, November 8. Other performances over the four-day Festival are slated to include a celebration of Paderewski's birthday with Cassandra Tarantino and North County Chorus, a recital of violin and piano music with Mariusz Patyra, violin (winner of the Paganini Competition in Italy), and a recital by winners of this year's Youth Piano Competition. Festival activities will also include a Piano Master Class with Zheeyoung Moon, and recitals by students from Poland and Ukraine participating in this year's cultural exchange program. Additional information on 2014 Paderewski Festival, November 6-9, will be provided as available.

Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
"It Had To Be You"
Via Vega Winery, 2378 Adobe Road, Paso Robles

A special Wine Country Theatre production of the hilarious and delightful romantic comedy "It Had To Be You" starring Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, directed by Cynthia Anthony, at Via Vega Winery will benefit the Paderewski Festival's Youth Cultural Exchange program. Show time is 7:30. Ticket price of $40 includes show, plus delicious desserts and coffee. Via Vega wines and ports are also available for purchase.

The Paderewski Festival greatly appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with Wine Country Theatre in presenting this fundraiser. Support of the Festival and its fundraisers allows the Festival to be the world-class musical event in Paso Robles that it has become, celebrating the history, life and musical artistry of one of the city's most famous residents: Ignacy Jan Paderewski.

Seating is limited to only 50 patrons!

On-line ticket sales for 'It Had To Be You' Wine Country Theater Fundraiser have ended. We have a limited number of tickets available for tonight's performance and tickets will be sold at the door on a first come first serve basis. Thank you for your support.

Paderewski Monument in Downtown Paso Robles Park

There is no person of greater international
fame who was a major landowner, grower and
winemaker in Paso Robles than

The Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles will dedicate a 790-pound bronze likeness of Ignacy Jan Paderewski rendered by artist Jessie Corsaut near the entrance of the historic Carnegie Library in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park as part of festivities of the 2012 Paderewski Festival.

Polish by birth and a citizen of the world, Paderewski felt at home in America and returned to Paso Robles for long visits during the years 1914-1939. This monument celebrates the legacy of Paderewski that continues in Paso Robles thanks to the annual Paderewski Festival, youth piano competition, concerts and cultural exchanges with the province of Tarnow, Poland.

Erected with the support of city and county officials, and the government of the Republic of Poland, the monument was unveiled with fanfare on November 10, 2012. All funds for the statue construction and installation were raised by the Paderewski Festival Board of Directors. Donations from generous residents and businesses, as well as the government of the Republic of Poland, made this $42,900 monument project possible.


Donations that support of the future of Paderewski Festivals in Paso Robles are always greatly appreciated and most welcome by this completely volunteer run organization. One hundred percent of all donations will go to the Paderewski Festival.

Areas to which donations can be made include:
  • Youth Exchange Programs, including airfare for U.S. students going to Poland (expenses on the ground in Poland are generously covered by Polish hosts).
  • Operating Expenses, including printing, advertising, venue and equipment rentals, and artist fees.
  • Student enrichment donations will be directed to master classes on the Central Coast and instrument upgrades at Paso Robles High School.

Donations to be made ONLINE or sent to:
Paderewski Festival, P.O. Box 272, Paso Robles, CA USA 93447

Thank you for your support!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are always needed and very much appreciated. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities for the 2012 Paderewski Festival, please email or call (805) 769-4622 for further information.