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Chopin Society Announces 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw

The 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw—one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world and the only music competition devoted to one composer—starts on October 2, 2021. Its history goes back to 1927. Since then, every five years, a jury composed of renowned pianists choose winners of top prizes, who eventually enter the realm of the highest piano virtuosity. In our concert series, the Chopin Society of Atlanta has hosted many of them: Ingrid Fliter, Mark Laforet, Kevin Kenner (twice), Alberto Nosè, Sa Chen, Alexander Kobrin, Yulianna Avdeeva, Dina Yoffe, Margarita Shevchenko, Rafał Blechacz, Eric Lu, and Ewa Pobłocka. The Competition Inaugural Concert will feature the most renowned contemporary pianists and winners of the Chopin Competition, including the following artists: Dang Thai Son (1980), Kevin Kenner (1990), Philippe Giusiano (1995), Yulianna Avdeeva (2010), and Seong-Jin Cho (2015). What a treat! How to watch the Competition 1. On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSTXol20Q01Uj-U5Yp3IqFg 2. On your smartphone, tablet or smart TV. Download the free and interactive application (scroll to the bottom of the page): www.chopin2020.pl/en/ You can watch the preliminary stages at https://chopin2020.pl/en/multimedia/competition-transmission. Please read the history of this prestigious music event on the organizer’s website at https://chopin2020.pl/en/about/about-competition. Please join us in celebrating Chopin’s music and the pianists’ superb virtuosity.

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I just noticed that 4 contestants were the participants of Young Artists group at PianoTexas 2016. They are Avery Gagliano, Chelsea Guo, Szymon Nehring and Zitong Wang. I attended in an Amateur/Teacher's group with Michael Brounoff, Frederika King, Georgina Lavery, and Mari Ito who are also GMG members.

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Dear Carol, thanks for posting this important event. Kevin Kenner was a judge at the amateur competition, too.

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