17th International Chopin Piano Competition

Under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski, one of the world’s leading piano competitions will begin on October 1, 2015 with a special concert featuring Martha Argerich. Seventy-eight young pianist from twenty different countries will compete in the 17th Edition of the International Chopin Piano Competition. In its 88-year history, the Chopin competition includes concerts in some of the world’s best-known halls, contracts for recordings and a 30,000euro ($33,600) prize.

The four-round Competition will last until October 20 when the 17 member jury, comprised of past competition winners and laureates, will announce the winner. The program is as follows:

Competition Calendar

7-25 February – Qualifying Committee
1 October, 8 p.m. – Inaugural Concert, Martha Argerich
2 October, 6 p.m. – Inaugural Concert, Garrick Ohlsson
3-7 October – first stage
9-12 October – second stage
14-16 October – third stage
17 October – Celebrations marking the 166th anniversary of Fryderyk Chopin’s death
18-20 October – Final
21 October – first winners’ concert
22 October – second winners’ concert
23 October – third winners’ concert

[Source: piano-competition.nifc.pl]