The Second Australian International Chopin Piano Competition

Chopin Competition 2014

15 to 21 September at ANU School of Music, Canberra

The Second Australian International Chopin Piano Competition will be held at the ANU School of Music from 15-21 September 2014. There will be 3 rounds:

  • Round 1 and 2 (preliminary stage) 16-17 September 2014 (two stages of 20 minutes each)
  • Round 3 (semi-final) on 19 September 2014 (6 competitors will be chosen to perform a 40-50 minute recital)
  • Round 4 (final) 21 September 2014 (3 competitors will be chosen to perform)
Artistic Director Maciej Pawela and the ANU School of Music are very pleased to announce the 16 international competitors selected for the competition from a pool of extremely impressive entrants.
  • Akselrud, Elina (Ukraine/USA)
  • Chodacki, Aleksander (Poland)
  • Chow, Kevin (Australia)
  • Han, Monica (Canada)
  • Hong, Yookyung (Korea)
  • Huang, Shih-Wei (Chinese Taipei)
  • Kameneva, Daria (Russia)
  • Krupinski, Lukas (Poland)
  • Liu, Aaron (Australia)
  • Liu, Jia-Nan (China)
  • Nagano, Kotaro (Japan)
  • Nowak, Piotr (Poland)
  • Olszewski, Konrad (Australia/Poland)
  • Song, Albertina Eunji (Korea)
  • Tong, David (Australia)
  • Wota, Maciej (Poland)

Online applications are now closed
(closing date: 30 June 2014)

» Read the Chopin Competition 2014 rules and regulations

Partners

  • ANU School of Music
  • Embassy of the Republic of Poland
  • Friends of Chopin Australia

Sponsors & Donors

  • Pratt Foundation
  • Yamaha Australia
  • Christine Goode
  • Council of Polish Organisations in the ACT
  • Friends of the School of Music

Prizes

  • First Prize - $25,000 Donated by the Pratt Foundation, Melbourne
  • Second Prize - $10,000 Donated by Friends of Chopin Australia, Canberra
  • Third Prize - $5,000 Donated by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Canberra
  • People's Choice prize - $1,500 Donated by the Council of Polish Organisations in the ACT

For further requests and media enquiries, please contact the Artistic Director, Maciej Pawela.

Information for competitors

Eligibility

The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities, aged between 18 and 31 years (born between 1 January 1983 and 31 December 1996). Recipients of the first, second or third prize of the previous Competition in 2011 are not eligible to enter.

Jury

The jury will be chaired by Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AM (ANU School of Music, Canberra). The jury will also include international guest adjudicator Professor Wojciech Świtała (Academy of Music, Katowice, Poland), and a number of eminent representatives of Australian universities.

Travel and Accommodation

International competitors living outside of Australia will be eligible to have their travel to Canberra reimbursed by ANU School of Music after arrival, to a maximum of AUD1000. International competitors are responsible for obtaining their own passports and visa documents.

Competitors will be billeted in the community, facilitated by the Friends of Chopin Australia.

Practice Facilities

Practice facilities will be provided by the ANU School of Music.​

 

Stages of Competition – Programme & Repertoire

Preliminary Stages

Round 1 (20 mins)

  1. One IMPROMPTU from the following:
    • A flat major, Op.29, or
    • F sharp major, Op.36, or
    • G flat major, Op.51, or
    • Fantasie-Impromptu C sharp minor, Op. 66
  2. Two ETUDES, one by Debussy and one by Chopin, from the following:
    • Etude by Claude Debussy
    • Etude by Chopin from Op 10 and Op 25 (Except: E Major Op 10 no 3, E flat minor Op 10 no 6, and C sharp minor Op 25 no 7)
  3. One SCHERZO from the following:
    • B minor, Op.20, or
    • B flat minor, Op.31, or
    • C sharp minor, Op.39, or
    • E major, Op. 54

Round 2 (20 mins)

17th of September - All contestants will perform a short 20 min recital

  1. Four or five MAZURKAS from the following:
    • 1 or 2 mazurkas by Szymanowski, and
    • 2 or 3 mazurkas by Chopin from the same Opus, to choose from opuses: 17, 24, 30, 33, 41, 50, 56, 59
  2. WALTZ from the following:
    • E flat major, Op.18, or
    • A flat major, Op. 34 no1, or
    • A flat major, Op.42, or
  3. NOCTURNE
    • Any

Semi-Final (6 competitors)

Round 3 (40-50mins)

  1. COMPOSITION by an Australian composer (Note: Australian compositions do not need to be performed from memory):
    • Carl Vine - one movement of any sonata, or
    • Anthony Bozicevic- Dan Gnjeva (Download score [PDF, 250KB]), or
    • Carl Vine - Toccatissimo and Bagatelle no 5
  2. POLONAISE from the following:
    • Andante Spianato and Polonaise E flat major, Op.22, or
    • Polonaise in F sharp minor,Op.44, or
    • Polonaise in A flat major, Op 53, or
    • Polonaise - Fantasy A flat major, Op.61
  3. SONATA from the following:
    • Sonata C minor, Op.4, or
    • Sonata B flat minor, Op.35, or
    • Sonata B minor,Op.58

Final (3 competitors)

Round 4

  1. PIANO CONCERTO with accompaniment of string quintet
    • E minor, Op.11, or
    • F minor, Op.21

Contacts

Maciej Pawela
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