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Wtorek, 27 lutego, 2024   I   11:15:25 AM EST   I   Gabrieli, Liwii, Leonarda
The 68th Chopin Piano Competition in Washington, D.C.
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We invite you to join us for a musical event happening between February 28 to March 3, 2024. In anticipation of the event, the Foundation is looking for anyone interested in volunteering to be a host family for one of eight semifinalists planning to travel to Washington, D.C.

The contestants are all adult-aged and dedicated musicians who are attending this international competition with the hopes of playing for the esteemed jury and having a chance to play a concerto with the members of the National Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Piotr Gajewski.

As a host, you would be crucial to supporting these young artists while they engage in this meaningful musical event. The responsibilities of hosting a contestant would include:

  • transport to and from the airport or train station on arrival and departure days.
  • having a private room for them in your home, providing meals, and a piano to practice (preferably a grand piano).
  • transport to the location of the semifinal and final rounds at the St.Ann's Catholic Church (4001 Yuma St NW, Washington, DC 20016) and to the Residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland on March 3 (3041 Whitehaven St, NW, Washington, DC 20008).

The contestants will arrive on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 27-28, and depart on Monday, March 4, 2024. All semifinalists and their hosts will be invited to attend the awards ceremony directly following the final round at the Residence of the Polish Ambassador on Sunday, March 3.

2024 Competition Schedule

Wednesday, February 28

  • Arrival
  • Opening Concert with 2022 First Prize Laureate Yun Chih Hsu  at 7:00 PM
  • At St. Ann Catholic Church 4001 Yuma St. NW Washington D.C. 20016 

Thursday, February 29

  • 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Semifinal Round Part 1
  • At St. Ann Catholic Church 4001 Yuma St. NW Washington D.C. 20016

Friday, March 1

  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Semifinal Round Part 1 
  • At St. Ann Catholic Church 4001 Yuma St. NW Washington D.C. 20016

Saturday, March 2 - Chopin Piano Academy

  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Masterclasses with competition jury
  • Orchestra dress rehearsal with three finalists

Sunday March 3

  • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Final Concert Round with Members of National Philharmonic 
  • At St. Ann Catholic Church 4001 Yuma St. NW Washington D.C. 20016
  • 7:00 PM Awards Ceremony at the Residence of the Ambassador to Poland.  This event is invitation only.

If you are interested, please let us know at chopin@thekf.org and include your address, the type of piano in your home, and if you have any pets. Thank you for considering helping these young artists! We are excited to hear from you.

We also invite all Chopin music lovers to consider sponsoring the competition by funding the First ($5,000) or the Second ($3,000) Prize, or co-sponsoring the travel expenses of our contestants or the jury members (we will have two musicians arriving from Poland).

I would greatly appreciate any donations. All sponsors will be acknowledged on our website and in the digital program booklet, and they will also receive an invitation to the award ceremony and the final performances at the Polish Ambassador’s residence.

You can read more about the 68th Chopin Piano Competition here.

The Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition is organized in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C.

Kosciuszko Foundation

Polish-American Organizations

15 East 65th Street
New York, NY

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