Bydgoszcz Musical Impressions, also known as an International Meeting of Young Musicians are the largest and the most important event organized by the Youth Centre „Pa³ac M³odzie¿y” held since 1977.
It gathers around 650 participants annually. During the last 34 years almost 35000 people from 34 different countries have taken part in it. These were youth music groups from several countries from Europe, Asia and America.
The festival hosts choirs, orchestras, jazz bands, pop music bands, old music bands and folklore groups. As far as Polish groups are concerned they are always laureates of significant national contests and festivals. The main part of the festival is a competition in which the participants may apply for prestigious awards e.g. The Grand Prix for the best groups founded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The regulatory obligation is to have one Polish piece in the repertoire. This adds to the popularization of Polish music literature worldwide.