Australian International Chopin Piano Competition 2017

Sixteen young pianists from eleven countries come together for a week of celebrating Chopin and competing for a share in $40,000 worth of prizes.

Established in 2011, the Australian International Chopin Piano Competition is a triennial partnership between The Australian National University and its School of Music, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Australia, and the Friends of Chopin Australia. Like Australia, our competition covers a large and varied landscape; very much a traditional Chopin piano competition in repertoire and standards, we also seek to return to the 19th century ideals of interpretation and music making. Composition is also at the heart of our competition, bringing young pianists and composers together through our composition competition, which seeks a wholly new, original, and musically challenging work, based on a nominated theme of Chopin's.

The Opening Gala Concert is on Sunday September 10th, 7pm.
Round One and Two sessions commence from September 11th to 14th in the Larry Sitsky Recital Room.
The Semi-Finals will be performed on September 15th and 16th before the Grand Final on September 17th.

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