Masterclasses 2019

A specially designed course dedicated to young piano players (7-18 years old) who would like to develop their skills in Chopin repertory and prepare for the Jeune Chopin competition in 2020. The objectives of this course are meticulously structured to offer a very complete and intensive educational event.

Jeune Chopin 2018

Chopin always young and modern!

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


Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich, born in Buenos Aires, won First Prize in the 7th International Frédéric Chopin Competition in Warsaw (1965). One of the world’s most brilliant pianists, she is enthusiastically received for her interpretations of the virtuoso piano literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her broad repertoire includes...

Ewa Pobłocka

Ewa Poblocka - A prize-winner of the Tenth International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Ewa Pobłocka also received the prize for the best performance of Chopin mazurkas (1980). She began taking piano lessons when she was five. She pursued her studies at Gdańsk Music Academy under Zbigniew Śliwiński and Jerzy Sulikowski...

Alexis Golovin 

Alexis Golovin (Russian: Алексей Головин) (born in Moscow in 1945) is a Russian classical pianist. Golovin began studying the piano at the age of 5 with Anna Artobolevskaya at the Central Music School of Moscow and later at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied both the piano and musicology.

Akiko Ebi 

AKIKO EBI launched her international career by winning second prize and four special prizes given by Arthur Rubinstein in the Marguerite Long Competition in Paris, in 1975. In 1980, she came fifth in the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. After winning a competition in Japan, Ebi continued her training...


Résultats du Prémier Concours International de Piano pour jeunes interprètes Jeune Chopin 2018 à Martigny :

1ère Catégorie :
1er Grand Prix Arielle Beck - (France)
2ème Prix Seokyoung Hong- (Corée)
3ème prix - pas attribué
deux distinctions : Stella Almondo (Monaco) et
Chanhyung Park (Corée)

2ème Catégorie :
1er Grand Prix Naomi Yamaguchi (États -Unis/Japon)
2ème prix Alexandra Stychkina (Russie)
3ème prix Dana Baltrushaititie (Ukraine)
deux distinctions :Nikolai Varlamow (Russie) et
Daphné Delicata (Malte)

3ème Catégorie :
1er Grand prix Kevin Jansson (Irlande)
2ème prix Ekaterina Bonyushkina (Russia)
3ème prix non attribué
deux distinctions : Kristjonas Megelinskas (Lithuania) et
Rae Yue Pung (Singapore/Australie)

The Opening Concert

The opening concert of International Young Chopin Competition for Young Pianists "Jeune Chopin" 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. Click below for the detailed programme.

When & Where?

The competition will be held between 14th and 18th October 2018 at Maison de la Musique (House of Music) in Martigny. It is a modern building with a concert hall for 100 people, recording studio, practice rooms, cafeteria, bathrooms. The place is surrounded by beautiful landscapes of the Swiss Alps...

Rules of the competition and application form

The First International Piano Competition ”Young Chopin” for children and youth /Martigny 2018/ will be held between 14 and 18 October 2018  at Maison de la Musique (House of Music) in Martigny. There are three age categories:

Category I - for contestants under 12, /one stage/ born in 2006
Category II - for contestants under 15, /one stage/ born in 2003
Category III - for contestants under 18 /two stages/ born in 2000

If you are interested in participating in the competition:

⇒ record the indicated program and upload it on YouTube,
⇒ fill out the application form that can be found in the "Rules & application form" in the Menu
⇒ pay the contest entry fee (100 CHF) to the account of the Frederic Chopin Institute in Switzerland.

We close entries on the 15th of June 2018.



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