International Chopin Piano Competition

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International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition
Current: XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition
Chopin Intl Piano Competition 2005.jpg
The National Philharmonic during the 2005 competition
VenueNational Philharmonic, Warsaw
Presented byFryderyk Chopin Institute
First awarded1927; 94 years ago (1927)
Websitekonkursy.nifc.pl/en

The International Chopin Piano Competition (Polish: Międzynarodowy Konkurs Pianistyczny im. Fryderyka Chopina), often referred to as the Chopin Competition, is a piano competition held in Warsaw, Poland. It was initiated in 1927 and has been held every five years since 1955. It is one of the few competitions devoted entirely to the works of a single composer,[1] in this case, Frédéric Chopin.

Traditional special awards include the Polish Radio prize for the best mazurka performance (since 1927), the Fryderyk Chopin Society in Warsaw prize for the best polonaise (since 1960), and the National Philharmonic prize for the best performance of a piano concerto (since 1980). The competition is organized by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute of Warsaw.[2]

The 18th International Chopin Piano Competition, scheduled for 2–23 October 2020, was postponed to the same dates in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

History[edit]

3rd Chopin Competition (1937). Among members of the jury (sitting on the left) Heinrich Neuhaus, Emil von Sauer, Guido Agosti, and Wilhelm Backhaus

The first competition was founded by the Polish pianist and pedagogue Jerzy Żurawlew. Subsequent editions were organized in 1932 and 1937; the post-war fourth and fifth editions were held in 1949 and 1955. In 1957 the competition became one of the founding members of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva.

Jury[edit]

The jury has been chaired by:

Prize winners[edit]

The laureates of the Chopin International Piano Competition:[12][13]

Top 6 prize winners since 1927
Edition 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
I (1927) Soviet Union Lev Oborin Poland Stanisław Szpinalski Poland Róża Etkin Soviet Union Grigory Ginzburg  
II (1932) Soviet Union Alexander Uninsky (c) Hungary Imre Ungár (c) Poland Bolesław Kon Soviet Union Abram Lufer Hungary Lajos Kentner Soviet Union Leonid Sagalov
III (1937) Soviet Union Yakov Zak Soviet Union Rosa Tamarkina Poland Witold Małcużyński United Kingdom Lance Dossor Hungary Agi Jambor Nazi Germany Edith Axenfeld
1942 No competition due to occupation of Poland by Germany in WWII
IV (1949) Soviet Union Bella Davidovich

Poland Halina Czerny-Stefańska (tie)

Poland Barbara Hesse-Bukowska Poland Waldemar Maciszewski Soviet Union Georgy Muravlov Poland Władysław Kędra Poland Ryszard Bakst
V (1955) Poland Adam Harasiewicz Soviet Union Vladimir Ashkenazy China Fou Ts'ong France Bernard Ringeissen Soviet Union Naum Shtarkman Soviet Union Dmitry Paperno
VI (1960) Italy Maurizio Pollini Soviet Union Irina Zaritskaya Iran Tania Achot-Haroutounian China Li Min-Chan Soviet Union Zinaida Ignatyeva Soviet Union Valeri Kastelsky
VII (1965) Argentina Martha Argerich Brazil Arthur Moreira Lima Poland Marta Sosińska Japan Hiroko Nakamura United States Edward Auer Poland Elżbieta Głąbówna
VIII (1970) United States Garrick Ohlsson Japan Mitsuko Uchida Poland Piotr Paleczny United States Eugen Indjic Soviet Union Natalya Gavrilova Poland Janusz Olejniczak
IX (1975) Poland Krystian Zimerman Soviet Union Dina Joffe Soviet Union Tatyana Fedkina Soviet Union Pavel Gililov United States Dean Kramer Brazil Diana Kacso
X (1980) Vietnam Dang Thai Son Soviet Union Tatyana Shebanova Soviet Union Arutyun Papazyan Not awarded Japan Akiko Ebi

Poland Ewa Pobłocka (tie)

France Erik Berchot

Soviet Union Irina Pietrova (tie)

XI (1985) Soviet Union Stanislav Bunin France Marc Laforet Poland Krzysztof Jabłoński Japan Michie Koyama France Jean-Marc Luisada Soviet Union Tatyana Pikayzen
XII (1990) Not awarded United States Kevin Kenner Japan Yukio Yokoyama Italy Corrado Rollero

Soviet Union Margarita Shevchenko (tie)

Soviet Union Anna Malikova

Japan Takako Takahashi (tie)

France Caroline Sageman
XIII (1995) Not awarded France Philippe Giusiano

Uzbekistan Alexei Sultanov (tie)

United States Gabriela Montero[14] Russia Rem Urasin Japan Rika Miyatani Poland Magdalena Lisak
XIV (2000) China Yundi Li Argentina Ingrid Fliter Russia Alexander Kobrin China Sa Chen Italy Alberto Nosè Japan Mika Sato
XV (2005) Poland Rafał Blechacz Not awarded South Korea Dong-Hyek Lim

South Korea Dong-Min Lim (tie)

Japan Shohei Sekimoto

Japan Takashi Yamamoto

Not awarded Hong Kong Ka Ling Colleen Lee
XVI (2010) Russia Yulianna Avdeeva Russia Lithuania Lukas Geniušas[15]

Austria Ingolf Wunder (tie)

Russia Daniil Trifonov Bulgaria Evgeni Bozhanov France François Dumont Not awarded
XVII (2015) South Korea Seong-Jin Cho Canada Charles Richard-Hamelin United States Kate Liu United States Eric Lu Canada Tony Yike Yang Russia Dmitry Shishkin
XVIII (2021) To be determined

Medal table[edit]

Chopin Competition Medal Table
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union56213
2 Poland42713
3 Russia1124
 United States1124
5 Argentina1102
6 South Korea1023
7 China1012
8 Italy1001
 Vietnam1001
10 France0202
11 Japan0112
12 Austria0101
 Brazil0101
 Canada0101
 Hungary0101
 Lithuania0101
 Uzbekistan0101
18 Iran0011
Totals (18 nations)16201854

Note: Medals were only awarded after 1975. In this table, winner of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize prior to 1975 are included as having won Gold, Silver, and Bronze respectively.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Culture.pl". Archived from the original on 26 September 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  2. ^ Website Archived 3 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine of the International Chopin Competition, accessed 7 August 2014.
  3. ^ "XVIII Chopin Competition". chopin2020.pl. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  4. ^ "1ST INTERNATIONAL FRYDERYK CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION". Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  5. ^ "2ND INTERNATIONAL FRYDERYK CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION". Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  6. ^ "4TH INTERNATIONAL FRYDERYK CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION". Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  7. ^ "8TH INTERNATIONAL FRYDERYK CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION". Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  8. ^ "10TH INTERNATIONAL FRYDERYK CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION". Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  9. ^ "11TH INTERNATIONAL FRYDERYK CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION". Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Konkurs Chopinowski. Nie myj rąk w śniegu!". Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Jurors". Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Past Prize Winners". Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Międzynarodowy Konkurs Pianistyczny im. Fryderyka Chopina". Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  14. ^ Website Archived 8 June 2019 at the Wayback Machine of the International Chopin Competition, accessed 3 July 2019.
  15. ^ Website Archived 8 June 2019 at the Wayback Machine of the International Chopin Competition, accessed 3 July 2019.

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