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Young Drum Hero 2014 Contest Finals, Pt. 1

On October 18, 2014, as part of the 23rd International DRUM FEST Festival, the 9th ‘Young Drum Hero‘ National Drum Set Playing Contest was held. The widely talked-about event has resonated among drum lovers in Poland and the BeatIt team couldn’t have possibly missed out on that.

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The live performance included all the twenty finalists and took place at the Fryderyk Chopin Music School in Opole, Poland. The jury, consisting of Beata Polak (Wolf Spider, educator), Michał Dąbrówka (independent session ace), Marek Kapłon (TSA) and Maciej Nowak (‘Pekusista’ magazine), chose the Grand Prix winner as well as handed in a number of other awards in two age groups – below 18 and 18 to 25.

Here are the winners:
Wiktor PALIK (honourable mention, younger age group)
Mateusz GRUSZKOWSKI (honourable mention, older age group)
Natalia KRZĄKAŁA (3rd place, younger age group)
Jacek GUT (3rd place, older age group)
Grzegorz CHWALIŃSKI (2nd place, younger age group)
Dawid MOTYL (2nd place, older age group)
Miłosz BERDZIK (1st place, younger age group)
Jeremiasz BAUM (1st place, older age group)
Krystian BARTUSIK (Grand Prix)

Congratulations to all the winners from BeatIt! Enjoy the first part of our report from the event.