Prize fund – Filip Optołowicz


Our jury member, world-renowned performer on guitar PIERRE BIBAULT  in cooperation with the Lahontan International Guitar Festivalas as a prize in the nomination guitar provides the opportunity to participate in the Master class in France! 

The organizer INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION 2017 – Belgrade, Serbia paid for the travel expenses of Wrocław – Biarritz – Wrocław.

This year, the owner of a great prize was Filip Optołowicz, a participant in the guitar nomination. Philip student Ogólnokształcąca Szkoła Muzyczna I i II stopnia im. Karola Szymanowskiego we Wrocławiu (Poland) in the class of Marek Zieliński.

We bring you the impressions of Filip Optołowicz:

It was a great pleasure to participate in Masterclasses organised by Pierre Bibault in Lahontan.

Lahontan is a great place, a peaceful village with very friendly and open people.

I had lessons with Bobby Rootveld, Nutavut Ratanakarn, Emiliano Leonardi and of course Pierre Bibaullt. Meeting and practising with those people taught me a lot.

It was a great experience and I’ll never forget amazing concerts they played each evening. Every concert was held in a different town, so it was really interesting that we could not only see Lahontan but also part of Nouvelle-Aquitaine – a beautiful region of France.

Once we also had a trip to Biarritz – a town located by the Atlantic Ocean. It is a wonderful place with amazing views.

At the masterclasses I met a lot of interesting people such as Alexander Kryuchkov with whom I played a duo at the last concert. This was a real teaching experience for me as I favour collaborative music above solo.

Our concert was received very well by the public and this gave us some serious motivation to further work. Due to it we are willing to meet again . This trip to France was a wonderful time spent with amazing people who I’ll never forget!

I express my gratitude to Pierre Bibault and the organizers of the Contest for the opportunity to participate in the LAHONTAN GUITAR International Festival as part of the prize fund (Filip Optołowicz).

The town of Lahontan is located in the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques of the French region Aquitaine. Aquitaine situated in the southwestern part of Metropolitan France, along the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountain range on the border with Spain.

Mir Production with such a distribution of the prize fund helps talented young musicians, some of the winners of the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION 2017 – Belgrade, Serbia in promoting their music career, professional growth and opens for them new horizons in the music world.