On Saturday, September 16, 2017, 29 musicians of the ages of 6-19 competed in front of two distinguished judges: Dr. Jeffrey Francom and Julie Welsh Miller from the Crane School of Music.
The competition is divided into three age groups (Chopin Novice, Chopin Apprentice, and Chopin Master) with the winner and runner-up of each group winning a cash prize. The Chopin Mazurka Award and the Chopin Etude Award were created to award the 2nd Runner-Up in the Apprentice and Master levels respectively. The award winners then perform in the Winners Concert the following afternoon. Here are the recordings of this year's winners at the Chopin Piano Competition Winners Concert.
For more information regarding the rules and details (including prize information) visit the 16th Annual Chopin Piano Competition page.