Sixty-First Chopin Piano Competition at the Kosciuszko Foundation
09 kwietnia, 2010
Come to the Kosciuszko Foundation on SATURDAY, APRIL 10, at 10 AM
The Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition was established in 1949, in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the death of Frederic Chopin. The inauguration took place at the Kosciuszko Foundation House in New York City, with Witold Malcuzynski as guest artist, and Abram Chasins, composer and music director of the New York Times Radio Stations, presiding. Over the years, many outstanding musicians have been associated with the competition including Van Cliburn, Ian Hobson, and Murray Perahia. Today the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition continues to encourage gifted young pianists to further their studies, and to perform the works of Chopin, Szymanowski, and other Polish composers.
Author, broadcaster, and lecturer DAVID DUBAL will chair the jury, which includes Mirian Conti, of the Juilliard School, and Phillip Kawin, of the Manhattan School of Music. Contestants prepare a representative selection highlighting works of Chopin, Szymanowski, and other Polish composers. Cash scholarship prizes of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500 are awarded.
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 E 65 Street
New York, NY 10065
The auditions are free and open to the public. For additional information call the Foundation at (212) 734-2130.