2018 Chopin FDN Opportunities For Young Pianists

Presented in partnership with the Chopin Foundation of the United States, the Frost Chopin Academy will be held for pianists up to the age of 28 from June 24-30, 2018. Accepted applicants will be given room and board for one week at the state-of-the-art facilities of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Participants will immerse themselves exclusively in the works of Frederic Chopin and learn first-hand from the world’s most distinguished Chopin specialists, including Kevin Kenner, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and Dang Thai Son. The Academy will prepare pianists for the 2020 National Chopin Competition, which has a Grand Prize of $100,000.

Applications are now available at www.frostchopinacademy.com.  Space is limited and applicants will be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2018

The purpose of the Chopin Foundation Scholarship Program for Young Pianists is to support and encourage young, talented American pianists through up to four years of preparation for the National Chopin Piano Competition of the United States, which is held in Miami, Florida, every five years. The next Competition will be in 2020. The First Prize is $100,000

Renewable scholarships of $1,000 are awarded each year on a competitive basis to outstanding young American pianists who demonstrate a special affinity for the interpretation of Frédéric Chopin’s music. In addition, the Scholarship Committee may grant half-awards in the amount of $500 to qualified applicants. See application here: app.getacceptd.com/chopin

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2018

For more information: call 305-868-0624 or email info@chopin.org.

[Sources: press releases, piano.frost.miami.edu]