Owing to circumstances beyond its control, the organisers of the Chopin Competition have reluctantly decided to postpone next year’s competition to early 2014 (final dates to be confirmed). The organisers sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and disappointment that this news may bring, but assures all of its commitment to developing a secure long-term future for the Competition. Please visit www.music.anu.edu.au/chopincompetition for updates and announcements.
The Australian National University School of Music is proud to present Australia’s second Australian International Chopin Piano Competition. This competition aims to encourage young performers to follow the 19th century tradition of romantic playing, reflecting the lyrical and poetic interpretive aesthetics of Chopin’s own time and highlighting an individual approach to music-making.
This exciting ten-day event will include recitals and masterclasses by renowned international jury members, a special youth section for under 14/16yrs (Young Chopin Competition), and performances on an 1847 Pleyel grand piano – Chopin’s favorite piano. This beautiful instrument will provide a special musical experience, with well-known and much-loved music heard on an instrument of Chopin’s time. Additionally, leading researchers including scholars from the Chopin Institute in Warsaw will take part in the Chopin Conference, focusing on past and recent reception of Chopin’s music in Australasia.
Total prize money: AUS$50,000
First Prize AUS$20,000, plus performance opportunities in Australia and Europe
Young Chopin Competition April 4 - 5
Chopin Conference April 6 - 7
Chopin Competition April 8 - 14
2011 Chopin Australian Piano Competition on ABC Television