Chopin always young and modern!

The F. 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 members of the jury of the great F. Chopin International Competition in Warsaw. Sponsored by this globally recognized institution, our competition aims to become a bridge of preparation for the polish contest.

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Jury

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...

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.

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...

Contact

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contact@institutchopin.com
www.institutchopin.com