International Piano Competition for Children and Youth Jeune Chopin Martigny, Switzerland
International Piano Competition for Children and Youth Jeune Chopin Martigny, Switzerland

The Frederic Chopin Institute in Switzerland is organizing the first edition of the International Young Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, in October 2018, in Martigny (Switzerland). This new international competition aims at discovering the music of Frédéric Chopin by young performers from all over the world to present themselves in a front of the greatest specialists of the Polish composer, most of them are members of the jury of the great Frederic Chopin International Competition in Warsaw. Our competition aims to become a certain bridge for preparation for the polish contest. We are honoured to have received patronage from Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw and Martha Argerich.

Magdalena Hirsz // director of the competition
President of Chopin Institute in Switzerland


Magdalena Hirsz

Lydia Riley

Rosemary Silva

When & Where

The competition will be held between 14th and 18th October 2018 in the House of Music (Maison de la Musique) in Martigny surrounded by beautiful landscapes of the swiss Alps, located in the center of the city and two steps from the railway station.

Octodure by its Roman name, Martigny is an important crossroads between Switzerland, France and Italy, close to the Mont Blanc massif, the highest peak in Europe. The region has attracted many famous people including Jean-Jaques Rousseau, Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Franz Liszt.

The concert hall is integrated into a large modern building with rehearsal rooms.
The participants can chose whether to stay in Boutique Hotel or in host families for free. Boutique Hotel leads a pioneering social integration project because it employs thirty people with disabilities and provides them with a rewarding life. Boutique Hotel will grant a special discount price for all participants.

Martigny Boutique-Hôtel
Rue des Vorziers 7
CH-1920 Martigny
T. +41 27 552 10 00
F. +41 27 552 10 01


The opening concert of the Competition will be held on the 14th of October 2018 at Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny, Switzerland.

Institute Chopin in Switzerland will be honored to welcome on stage the legend of the piano Martha Argerich and Internationally Renowned Chopin interpreters: Akiko Ebi, Ewa Pobłocka, Alexis Golovine. In the program works of Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninov, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maurice Ravel.