Dear Chopin Lovers
Put the 15 – 21 September 2014 into your diaries because during that week – morning, noon and night – we will be feasting on Chopin’s music being performed by fifteen of the world’s most talented young pianists. From Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. These young pianists will be competing at the 2nd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition, being held at the Australian National University School of Music in Canberra.
The program for this musical feast is as follows:
16–17 September Heats (Rounds 1 and 2) (Compulsory two rounds)
18 September Master classes for under 18 year olds
19 September Semi-final (Round 3) (6 competitors)
Pleyel Day — a showcase of the ANU School of Music’s 1847 Pleyel piano
featuring a lecture with chamber music accompaniment and a recital by jury member Professor Wojciech Switala. The Pleyel was Chopin’s piano of choice.
21 September Final (Round 4) (3 competitors); Prize Winners’ ceremony; Prize Winners’
Along with Chopin, the competitors will also be performing some works by Debussy, Szymanowski, and music from Australian composers Carl Vine and Anthony Bosicevic. Anthony won the Composition component of the Piano Competition with his piece Dan Gnjeva, based on Chopin’s 2nd Prelude in A minor.
Please visit either the Friends of Chopin Australia website: http://www.friendsofchopin.
Or the Competition website: http://music.anu.edu.au/
chopincompetition-eventseries for direct links to purchase tickets and a more detailed schedule including repertoire.
Discounts of 20% for group bookings of 10+ persons apply , with the exception of bookings for the Gold Pass.
Ticketing is being supplied by Ticketek for events in Llewellyn Hall (Semi-Finals and Finals), and by Eventbrite for events in the Larry Sitsky Recital Room (the Preliminary Round sessions and the Pleyel Day).
We are particularly trying to encourage schools, colleges, music societies, piano teachers, community organisations, and seniors communities to make use of our group discounts.
We look forward to meeting and greeting you at our Information Desk during the competition.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask. With best regards,
Friends of Chopin Australia
0438 195 183