Tradition authorities in Poland stated Monday that the 18th version of the worldwide Frederic Chopin piano competitors will happen Oct. 2-23 in Warsaw.
Eliminations for the competitors, which is legendary for launching world careers for its laureates, will probably be held April 17-28 in Warsaw and choose round 80 pianists who will compete within the fall.
Addressing issues over the unfold of the coronavirus, the top of the organizing Nationwide Frederic Chopin Institute, Artur Szklener, stated that the eliminations would solely be postponed till September if numerous those that certified have been unable to come back to Poland in April.
A complete of 164 pianists from 33 nations together with from Asia, Europe, North America and Australia will carry out earlier than a jury on the Chamber Corridor of the Warsaw Philharmonic within the qualifications for the autumn occasion.
The one time that the dates of the eliminations have been prolonged to permit members to attend was in 2010, when ash from a volcano eruption in Iceland quickly grounded planes, making air journey inconceivable over Europe.
Followers will be capable of comply with the competitors reside on www.chopin2020.pl and watch the finals from Oct. 18-21 in particular fan zones in New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Budapest, Moscow, Jerusalem and Seoul.
The winner will obtain a gold medal and a 40,000-euro ($45,000) prize.
The competitors started in 1927 and was postponed from 1937-49. It has been held each 5 years since 1955, and is understood for drawing worldwide crowds and launching its laureates to stardom. Amongst its winners are Argentina’s Martha Argerich, Italy’s Maurizio Pollini, Garric Ohlsson from the U.S. and Poland’s Krystian Zimmermann.
One of many sponsors of the competitors is Polish oil and gasoline firm PKN Orlen, which additionally sponsors Poland’s F1 race driver Robert Kubica.
Poland’s greatest liked composer and pianist, Chopin was born in 1810 in Zelazowa Wola close to Warsaw to a Polish mom and French father. On the age of 19, he traveled to Europe’s tradition facilities of Vienna after which Paris, the place he settled, composing and giving concert events. He died in Paris in 1849.
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