Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for ConductorsThe Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors (Polish: Międzynarodowy Konkurs Dyrygentów im. Grzegorza Fitelberga) is one of Poland's premier conducting competitions. Named in honour of Grzegorz Fitelberg (1879–1953), the competition was admitted as a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) based in Geneva IN 1980.
The Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors was founded in 1979 by Karol Stryja, student of Fitelberg and director of the Silesian Philharmonic, who led all its editions until his death in 1998. According to composer Witold Lutosławski "Fitelberg made a large contribution to Poland’s composing heritage. He was a pivotal figure in promoting young Polish music, without whom creators of the time would not have been able to develop their talents and gain necessary experience".
It is open to all young conductors who are 35 years of age on its opening day.
The repertoire includes a range of music styles, including Viennese Classicism, Romanticism and 20th-century classical music, including works by Polish composers. The Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors is held in Katowice every 5 years (10th edition, 2017). In previous years, the competition was held at 4-year intervals.