Nat’l Chopin Competition In Florida

The 9th National Chopin Piano Competition of the U.S. will take place from February 20-March 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Initiated in 1975, and held in Miami every five years, the National Chopin Piano Competition is designed to offer performance opportunities and financial support for young American pianists and to enable Prize Winners to take part in the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. The Competition is open to pianists holding U.S. citizenship (native born or naturalized), born between 1985 and 1999, representing a professional level of performance.

This year’s contestants are listed here. Organized by the Chopin Foundation of the United States, the National Chopin Competition features the largest cash award of any piano competition in the U.S. and automatic acceptance into the Warsaw Int’l Chopin Competition for First and Second Prize winners, plus concert performances in the U.S. and abroad.

Both days of the 2015 Competition Finals will feature Concerto performances with the Chopin Foundation Orchestra and Maestro Grzegorz Nowak, Conductor.

Competition Schedule:

February 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Nat’l Chopin Competition: Gala Opening Concert featuring all nine Competition jurors
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida
Admission: $45/$35 (Chopin Members & Students Free)
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com
Info: www.chopin.org

February 21 -26, 2015 from 9:30 – 5:00 pm
Nat’l Chopin Competition: Preliminary Rounds
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida
All Sessions are open to the public free of charge
Info: www.chopin.org

February 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Nat’l Chopin Competition: Finals – Part I with Maestro Grzegorz Nowak
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida
Admission $25/$15 (Chopin Members & Students Free)
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com
Info: www.chopin.org

March 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Nat’l Chopin Competition: Finals & Award Ceremony with Maestro Grzegorz Nowak
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida
Admission $35/$25 (Chopin Members & Students Free)
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com
Info: www.chopin.org

[Sources: press release, chopin.org]