2015 National Chopin Piano Competition in Miami celebrates its 40th anniversary

Feb 20 - Mar 1, 2015

Vying for the largest cash prize ever awarded in a U.S. piano competition, 24 of the nation’s most gifted young pianists will compete in the 9th National Chopin Piano Competition held in Miami from February 21-March 1, 2015 at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. The competition is open solely to U.S. pianists born between 1985 and 1999. The 24 contestants will compete over eight days and four rounds, with each round taking two days – with the exception of the final round, when six finalists will perform with the Chopin Foundation Orchestra, all competition sessions are free and open to the public.

Competition Program

February 20th, 8:00pm
Gala Opening Concert featuring all Nine Jurors
Admission: $45/$35 (Chopin members & students free)

Competition Sessions
Preliminary Rounds February 21st & 22nd
Quarter-Finals February 23rd & 24th
Semi-Finals February 25th & 26th
All sessions are 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Admission: FREE

Final Part 1
Saturday, February 28th, 7:00 pm
Admission: $25/$15 (Chopin members 6: students free)

Finals Part 2 & Awards Ceremony
Sunday, March 1st, 3:00 pm
Admission: $35/$25 (Chopin members & students free)
Both days of Competition Finals feature Concerto Performances with the Chopin Foundation Orchestra, Grzegorz Nowak, Conductor

For a full list of contestants, and the competition schedule please visit www.chopin.org.

Blanka Rosenstiel, founder of the Chopin Foundation, and an underwriter of the first prize, commented: “We increased the top prize to $75,000 to attract the very best pianists in America to our competition. I’m proud to say that we have succeeded beyond our expectations. In spite of their youth, each contestant has already laid the groundwork for an esteemed professional career as a concert pianist.”

The ten-day Competition will open on February 20th with a Gala Concert featuring performances by all nine members of the Competition jury. The winners will be announced on March 1, 2015 after the two-part final performances are over. The Chopin Foundation Orchestra led by Maestro Grzegorz Nowak will accompany the six finalists.

When: February 20th, 8:00pm to March 1, 2015
Where: Miami Dade County Auditorium. 2901 W Flagler St. Miami, FL 33135

Tickets available at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium Box Office
Walk up hours M-F 9-4 and Sat. 10-4
2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33135
or through TicketMaster.com / 800-745-3000

Chopin Foundation
1440 79th Street Causeway, Suite 117
Miami, FL 33141
Ph: 305-868-0624

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