About the Competition
15 Years of Masterful Atistry
IMPORTANT UPDATE July 25, 2016
Registration is now full all levels
15 years ago marked the birth of the Annual Chopin Piano Competition. Please join us as we celebrate a decade-and-a-half of growth and brilliant musicianship as young musicians compete in this year's competition. The Annual Chopin Piano Competition event allows serious piano students throughout the region to showcase their skill. The Competition is judged by a panel of accomplished musicians and will be held at 250 Old Maxwell Road in Latham on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Contestants perform one piece composed by Chopin, with Apprentice and Master level students selecting and additional composition from an approved repertoire. Winners and runners-up will perform for the community in a concert on Sunday, September 18.
Winners also receive cash prizes: The Chopin Novice winner is awarded $100; the Chopin Apprentice level winner, $500; and the Chopin Master level winner, $1000. Runners-up receive $50, $100, and $250, respectively.
A new 2nd Runner-Up Mazurka Award has been added to the Apprentice-Level.
Use of the Steinway Concert Grand piano is being donated by Artist Pianos in Latham. The awards will be presented at the Winners’ Concert and a special 15th Anniversary reception will follow, featuring gourmet desserts.
Please read below as some age requirements have been amended as of April 29, 2016
May choose any Chopin composition
Participant must play two compositions: 1) any Chopin composition of choice, and 2) one from the following list:
Participant must be at least 13 years old* and play two compositions: 1) any Chopin composition of choice, and 2) one Etude in either Op. 10 or Op. 25 (Excluding Op. 10, No. 3 and Op. 25, No. 7)
* Age requirement can be waived if student has won first place in the Apprentice Level and is competent to compete in the Master Level. (updated 4/29/16)
Registration requirement amendment does not affect the status of registrations already received.
Meet the Adjudicators