The competition will be officially inaugurated on the 27th of March 2025 in the Auditorio Stelio Molo by Martha Argerich and other members of the jury. Young interpreters will be presenting their virtuosic craft from the 27th to the 30th of March in the Auditorio Stelio Molo in Lugano surrounded by beautiful landscapes of the Lugano Prealps and Lake Lugano.
For many years, Lugano has been home of Progetto Martha Argerich, a unique cultural platform, which has created possibility for renowned artists, virtuoso-instrumentalists from around the globe to cooperate, share their knowledge, craft and artistic visions. That has resulted in unique interpretations being born and outstanding collective artistic output recorded for EMI/Universal. Martha Argerich’s initiative has shaped the importance of Lugano on the cultural map of the world. We are deeply honoured to hold the IV edition of Jeune Chopin there, in Lugano, under Martha Argerich’s patronage and with her guidance.
Frédéric Chopin loved bel canto above all forms of operatic vocal expression. His work, his compositions convey that very technique. We hope that by being so close to Italy, the spirits of legendary bel canto interpreters will aid young artists in discovering the most-cherished interpretational techniques of Chopin, required to perform his works faithfully.