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Karlskrona International Piano Festival was launched in October 2019 by Peter Jablonski and Anastasia Belina. 

The artists who took part in the first edition of the festival included Peter Jablonski, Jean-Marc Luisada, Julius Kim, Konstantin Vilensky, Jack Campbell, Ermin Tkaleč, Siru Su, Shuyi Zhang, Iulia Marin, and Herman Pellback. 

Peter Jablonski gave the world premiere of the work for solo piano Fantasy on One Note by the Iranian composer Farhad Poupel, starting the tradition of including a world premiere in every festival. 

The festival brings world-class international pianists to perform in the beautiful setting of the historic city of Karlskrona. It embraces different themes, celebrating composer anniversaries, musical styles, countries, historical events, and promoting the works of Swedish composers and international women composers. 


The organisers of the festival believe that music and art are democratic. Talent for music does not depend on gender or nationality, and so we aim to encourage young women composers and performers from different backgrounds and walks of life to find their places in the music profession. 


The festival presents a wide range of music: together with well-known repertoire the artists perform long-forgotten, neglected, or still waiting to be discovered works, written by international composers, as well as giving world premieres of pieces written by their contemporaries today. 

For reviews from the first edition, visit International Festival Review.

Karlskrona International Piano Festival 13-15 October 2023, PROGRAMME 

Karlskrona International Piano Festival 2020

Karlskrona International Piano Festival 11-14 November 2021, Karlskrona, Sweden

The third edition of the festival took place at the Karlskrona Concert Hall, with performances by Peter JablonskiIngolf Wunder, Yeon-Min Park, Daria Parkhomenko, Iulia Marin, Ermin Tkaleč, and Salih Can Gevrek

Karlskrona International Piano Festival 13-16 October 2022, Karlskrona, Sweden

The fourth edition of the festival took place at the Karlskrona Concert Hall, with performances by Peter Jablonski, Szymon Nehring, Konrad Skolarski, Jack Campbell, Per Nyström, and Brusk Zanganeh. 

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