Paderewski Festival

2019 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles

October 31-November 3


The Paderewski Festival is a four-day music festival held annually in November celebrating Paso Robles' rich heritage and its most famous resident Ignacy Jan Paderewski - virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker. Concerts featuring world renown talent, exhibits, and master classes are accompanied by special events at historical vineyards. A youth piano competition, recital and student cultural exchange with Poland additionally honor Paderewski's legacy. Tickets will be available for purchase on August 1, 2019.


2019 Schedule of Events


Thursday, October 31:

"Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past" with Ensemble 4 These Times. Music by Kaper, Korngold, Rozsa and Vars.

Cass Winery, 7550 Linne Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
No host buffet dinner at 5:30 PM | No host wine recption at 6:30 PM | Concert at 7 PM
Paid Admission

A Halloween-theemed film music program entitled "Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past" will be presented by the San Francisco-based Enselmble 4 These Times with music by Bronislaw Kaper,Erich Korngold, Miklos Rozsa and Henry Vars. Program selections will be accompanied by projected visuals, featuring stills from various iconic films.


Friday, November 1:

Master Class with Gala Artists: NEO Quartet and Guests

Location TBD
11 AM
Free Admission

"Polish Baroque Treasures" with USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia led by Adam and Rotem Gilbert

Park Ballroom, 1232 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Wine reception 6:30 PM | Concert 7 PM
Paid Admission

The USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia will present "Polish Baroque Treasures" program of instrumental and volal-instrumental works from 14th-17th centuries.


Saturday, November 2:

Paderewski Festival Youth Competition Winners Recital featuring the winners of the 2019 Youth Piano Competition

Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California 93446
Recital 4 PM
Free Admission

The winners of the 2019 Youth Piano Competition representing top talent from the Central Coast counties will be heard at the Historic Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom.


Gala Concert with the NEO Quartet and Guest Artists, Liliana Gorska and Tomasz Jocz
Music by Bacewicz, Bruzdowicz, Paderewski and Weinberg

Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California 93446
Epoch Wine Estates wine reception 6:30 PM | Concert 7 PM.
Paid Admission

This concert will feature NEO Quartet, messo-soprano Liliana Gorska and pianist Tomasz Jocz. The group will present a varied and rare program, featuring songs for voice and piano by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Quintet for Piano and Strings No. 1 by Garzna Bacewicz, and Mieczslaw Weinberg's String Quartet No. 8. The highlight of the program will mark a US premiere of In the Fever World for voice, string quartet and piano by Joanna Bruzdowicz. This distinguished composer of orchestral, opera, chamber, solo and film music who has lived in France for over four decades, will also be present at the concert.

Sunday, November 3:

"Paderewski and World Polish" lecture
by Marek Zebrowski

Epoch Wine Estates, Paso Robles, California 93446
10 AM.  Limited to Paderewski Patrons, Friends of Paderewski and Board Members

This lecture celebrates Poli's Independance Day (November 11), 100 years of Paderewski's year in office as Poland's president, as well as the centenary of Polish-American diplomatic relations that are observed throughout this year


All events are subject to change. For more information please call 805.235.5409. Tickets will be avaible for purchase beginning August 1, 2019.