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THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL FRYDERYK CHOPIN COMPETITION FOR AMATEUR PIANISTS, 2015

Rules
Jury

Jury

prof. Bogdan Czapiewski
prof. Kazimierz Gierżod
Albert Grudziński
prof. Bronisława Kawalla
prof. Zbigniew Lasocki


Qualified

Participants accepted for the Competition

1. Florent Albrecht (Francja)
2. Alexandre Bodak (Francja)
3. Gérard de Botton (Francja)
4. Michael Cheung (Kanada)
5. Henri Delbeau (USA)
6. Ye Feng (Chiny)
7. Robert Finley (USA)
8. Matthias Fischer (Niemcy)
9. Johannes Gaechter (Niemcy)
10. Christiane Gosnet (Francja)
11. Kazuteru Hatanaka (Japonia)
12. Roseanna Wen-yee Ho (USA)
13. Shoko Horita (Japonia)
14. Kiyohiro Imai (Japonia)
15. Justin Kennedy (Australia)
16. Jit-Seng Khoo (USA)
17. Scot King (USA)
18. Vincent Letourmy (Francja)
19. Manuel Llorens (USA)
20. Iona Luke (Australia)
21. Jeremias Mameghani (Niemcy)
22. Paweł Maziarz (Polska)
23. Mayumi Nakatsuka (Japonia)
24. Cezary Olszewski (Polska)
25. Dominic Piers Smith (Wielka Brytania)
26. Chuifun Poon (Chiny/Hongkong)
27. Thomas Prat (Francja)
28. Yue Qi (Chiny)
29. Anne-Marie Rouchon-Larue ( Francja)
30. Ian Roy (Wielka Brytania)
31. Michael Slavin (USA)
32. Anna Maria Stachuła (Polska)
33. Ewa Suchowierska (Polska)
34. Utako Tanigawa (USA)
35. Ichiro Ujiie (Japonia)
36. Geoffroy Vauthier (Francja)
37. Stefan Walczykiewicz (Polska)
38. Anqi Wang (Chiny)
39. Eberhard Zagrosek (Niemcy)
40. Emanuela Zaharia-Donici (Niemcy)

Participants passed into Stage II

1. Mr Florent Albrecht
2. Mr Alexandre Bodak
3. Mr Gérard de Botton
4. Mr Michael Cheung
5. Mr Henri Delbeau
6. Mr Ye Feng
7. Mr Matthias Fischer
8. Mr Kazuteru Hatanaka
9. Ms Roseanna Wen-yee Ho
10. Ms Shoko Horita
11. Mr Scot King
12. Ms Iona Luke
13. Mr Dominic Piers Smith
14. Mr Thomas Prat
15. Ms Yue Qi
16. Mr Michael Slavin
17. Ms Anna Maria Stachuła
18. Mr Geoffroy Vauthier
19. Mr Anqui Wang
20. Mr Eberhard Zagrosek
21. Ms Emanuela Zaharia-Donici

Participants passed into the Final

1. Mr Michael Cheung
2. Mr Ye Feng
3. Mr Kazuteru Hatanaka
4. Ms Shoko Horita
5. Mr Dominic Piers Smith
6. Mr Thomas Prat
7. Mr Michael Slavin
8. Ms Anna Maria Stachuła

Laureates, prizes and honourable mentions awarded

The Jury of The Second International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Amateur Pianists has decided to award the following prizes:

1st prize:

Michael Slavin, U.S.A.

2nd prize:

Michael Cheung, Canada

3rd prize:

Dominic Piers Smith, Great Britain

The Jury awarded 5 equal mentions to the following finalists in alphabetical order:

Ye Feng, China

Kazuteru Hatanaka, Japan

Shoko Horita, Japan

Thomas Prat, France

Anna Maria Stachuła, Poland

Prize for the best performance of a Chopin work goes to:

Michael Slavin, U.S.A.

Prize for best contestant who did not qualify for final goes to:

Alexandre Bodak, France


Schedule

The Third International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Amateur Pianists Warsaw 2015

Schedule

Opening Concert - 7 September

Stage I - 8-9 September

Stage II - 10 September

Final - 11 September

Winners’ Concert - 12 September

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The Second International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Amateurs, 2012

Rules 

Rules of The Second International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Amateur Pianists

I

1. The Second International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Amateur Pianists, organised by the Fryderyk Chopin Society, will be held at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, September 11 to 15, 2012.
2. The Jury of the Competition will comprise outstanding Polish pianists and piano teachers.
3. The Competition is open to persons of all nationalities who
were born before or on 1 September 1987,
do not earn their living from piano performance or instruction,
are not studying piano at a music school / conservatoire or completed their formal piano studies not later than in 2007,
did not win any of the three top prizes in the First International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Amateurs.

II

1. Candidates wishing to enter the Competition are required to submit the application form attached to these Rules, completed legibly in Polish or English, by 1 April 2012 to:
Towarzystwo im. Fryderyka Chopina
ul. Tamka 43
00-355 Warszawa
Poland
Documents to be enclosed with the application form should include:
a) short biographical note (in Polish or English),
b) photocopy of passport or birth certificate (translation into Polish or English should be provided),
c) two current portrait photographs (9 x 13 cm) printed on glossy paper, or on a CD,
d) list of works to be played during the Competition (1st stage, 2nd stage, final), including the length of each piece,
e) CD, DVD or another digital storage medium (memory card, pen drive) with the candidate’s recording of works by 18th - 20th century composers, including one piece by Chopin, approx. 20 minutes in length,
f) record of entrance fee payment of 30 Euro or 40 USD or 120 PLN. If the applicant is accepted, there will be an additional payment of 70 Euro or 90 USD or 280 PLN.

2. The candidate will pay all money transfer fees charged by the bank.

3. The entrance fee and the additional payment are not refundable.

4. Payments should be made into the Society’s account:
Towarzystwo im. Fryderyka Chopina
ul. Tamka 43
00-355 Warszawa
Poland
payments in PLN:
DEUTSCHE BANK PBC S.A.
31 1910 1048 2209 9981 8939 0001
payments in USD:
DEUTSCHE BANK PBC S.A.
SWIFT - DEUTPLPK
IBAN – PL 74 1910 1048 2209 9981 8939 0003
payments in EURO:
DEUTSCHE BANK PBC S.A.
SWIFT - DEUTPLPK
IBAN – PL 04 1910 1048 2209 9981 8939 0002
The applicant’s name and purpose of payment
(„Wpłata na II Konkurs dla Amatorów”) should be indicated.

 

5. Application will be rejected if any of the above documents is / are missing or if received after 1 April 2012.

6. Submitted documents will not be returned.

III

1. The applications meeting the 1 April 2012 deadline will be examined by the Qualifying Commission. The Commission will have the right to reject an application without giving reasons for doing so.The Commission will be appointed by the Fryderyk Chopin Society. The Competition Director will chair the Commission’s meetings.

2. The Commission’s decisions will be final and incontestable.

3. The Qualifying Commission will assess the recordings and accept about 40 candidates for the first stage.

IV

1. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection by 15 May 2012.

2. Acceptance of the application means that a contract has been concluded between the Fryderyk Chopin Society and the applicant for participating in the Competition on terms and conditions set out in these Rules.

3. Participants are required to come to Warsaw on 9 September 2012 at the latest and register with the Competition Office located at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, 2 Okólnik str.

V

1. Candidates will pay for their own travel to and from Warsaw and for their own board and accommodation while in Warsaw.

2. The Fryderyk Chopin Society will reimburse participants passed into the final for the accommodation expenses they will incur during the entire Competition. These expenses will not exceed the cost of accommodation in the hotel recommended by the Competition Organiser.

3. Participants will have the opportunity to test-play the piano in the Musical University’s Concert Hall. On 9 September 2012 participants will receive the date and time of test-playing and of their first performance, and the timetable for practising.

4. The Fryderyk Chopin Society will make available pianos for all contestants to practise:
2 hours daily in the first stage,
2.5 hours daily in the second stage,
3 hours daily in the final.

VI

1. Contestants will perform in two stages and in the final.

2. Contestants will appear in the alphabetical order of their names, beginning with the drawn letter. This order will basically be followed throughout the Competition.

3. For organisation and programme related reasons the Competition Office has the right to change the sequence of a day's performances. In the event of a contestant's illness, confirmed by the Competition's medical service, the contestant may be allowed to perform outside the established sequence, at the end of the current stage. Such altered order of appearances will be irrevocable until the end of the Competition.

4. In principle not more than 20 participants will be passed into the second stage and up to 8 into the final.

5. All performances will be open to the public.

VII

 

1. The Board of the Fryderyk Chopin Society will appoint the Chairman and members of the Jury.

2. The Jury will work in accordance with the Rules of the Jury approved by the Board of the Fryderyk Chopin Society.

VIII

 

Competition Programme
Stage I – playing time 10-15 minutes
a waltz by Fryderyk Chopin and some pieces by 18th-20th century composers of the contestant’s own choosing (contestants may also play other works by Chopin).
Stage II – playing time 15-20 minutes
two mazurkas by Fryderyk Chopin and some pieces by 18th-20th century composers of the contestant’s own choosing (contestants may also play other works by Chopin).
Final – playing time 20-25 minutes
a polonaise by Fryderyk Chopin and some pieces by 18th-20th century composers of the contestant’s own choosing (contestants may also play other works by Chopin).

*

Works played in a previous stage may not be performed again.

It is recommended that pieces be played from memory, but playing from music is allowed.

Should the contestant overrun the time limit, the Jury Chairman may stop their performance.

IX

1. The Jury will assess the contestants’ interpretations in accordance with the Rules of the Jury.

2. The finalists will be awarded the following prizes:
first prize - 15,000 PLN
second prize - 10,000 PLN
third prize - 8,000 PLN
5 honourable mentions - 4,000 PLN each
Prize for the best performance of a Chopin work - 5,000 PLN
Audience Award - 5,000 PLN
Prize for the best contestant who did not qualify for the final – 3,000 PLN

3. Each finalist will be named Laureate of the Second International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Amateur Pianists. Second stage participants who fail to qualify for the final will receive participation diplomas.

4. The Jury has the right to change by a 2/3 majority the classification of prizes and honourable mentions with the proviso that the individual prizes and mentions will be neither lower nor higher than provided for in the Rules of the Competition.

5. All decisions made by the Jury will be final and incontestable.

6. The award ceremony will be held on September 15th.

X

1. Winners of the three top prizes are obliged to appear free-of-charge in the winners' concert to be held on 15 September 2012 in the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music’s Concert Hall. An unexcused absence from the above concert will be tantamount to giving up the prize money.

2. The Jury will establish the programme of the concert in consultation with the performers.

XI

The participants will transfer to the Fryderyk Chopin Society free-of-charge their copyrights arising from:
their performance of works during the Competition,
their performance of works during the winners’ concert,
their rights to their visual representations created in any photographic or recording technology during their performance in the Competition and the winners’ concert.
The participants will transfer free-of-charge the above-mentioned rights so that the Fryderyk Chopin Society can use these rights without any time or territorial limit for the purpose of:
1. recording,

2. reproducing / duplicating in any technology,

3. offering for sale,

4. storing in computer memory or presenting on the Internet or any other network,

5. public replaying or performing,

6. exhibiting / displaying,

7. projecting on a screen,

8. licensing,

9. leasing,

10. broadcasting on cable or wireless radio/television by ground transmitters or via satellite.

11. live and/or simultaneous and integral radio/TV broadcasts and replays.
The above-mentioned rights will be exercised in the areas indicated above by persons, companies, radio and TV broadcasting stations and recording companies authorised to do so by the Fryderyk Chopin Society.

XII

The Competition Director will make all decisions on organisation-related matters exceeding the powers of the Jury. His decisions will be final and incontestable. In case of doubt the Polish language version of the Rules will be used in interpreting and clarifying their provisions. Any matter not provided for in these Rules will be subject to Polish law.


Qualified

Participants accepted for the Competition

LIST OF CANDIDATES ACCEPTED FOR THE COMPETITION BY THE FRYDERYK CHOPIN SOCIETY'S QUALIFYING COMMISSION 19 April 2012

1. FUMIE ABE (JAPAN)

2. ALEXANDRE GEORG DE ALMEIDA LEITE (GERMANY)

3. TOSHIKO ASANO (JAPAN)

4. HAKKI BAYKA (TURKEY)

5. MARK CANNON-MOCHOROWSKI (USA)

6. CARL DI CASOLI (USA)

7. GORDEN CHENG (USA)

8. KADDY CHUANG (TAIWAN)

9. THANG DINH (USA)

10. FEYZI ERÇIN (TURKEY)

11. DAVID HIBBARD (USA)

12. ROSEANNA WEN-YEE HO (USA)

13. GIL JETLEY (NEW ZEALAND)

14. JIT SENG KHOO (USA)

15. JUN KINOSHITA (JAPAN)

16. MIZUKO KUDO (JAPAN)

17. JULIEN KURTZ (FRANCE)

18. MANUELA LEUZINGER (SWITZERLAND)

19. MANUEL LLORENS (USA)

20. IONA LUKE (AUSTRALIA)

21. ATSUTAKA MANABE (JAPAN)

22. EWA MARCINKOWSKA-SCHMIDT (POLAND)

23. KYOJI NAGAO (JAPAN)

24. MAYUMI NAKATSUKA (JAPAN)

25. CEZARY OLSZEWSKI (POLAND)

26. CHUIFUN POON (HONG KONG)

27. ANNE MARIE ROUCHON (FRANCE)

28. IAN ROY (SCOTLAND)

29. EWA SUCHOWIERSKA (POLAND)

30. MAX SUNG (USA)

31. AGNIESZKA SZEWCZYK (POLAND)

32. KAZUKO TAKI (JAPAN)

33. UTAKO TANIGAWA (USA)

34. YOKO TARUKI (JAPAN)

35. JUSTYNA TCHOREK (POLAND)

36. CYRILLE VINCENT (FRANCE)

37. RONALD VAN VOLLENHOVEN (SWEDEN)

38. STEFAN WALCZYKIEWICZ (POLAND)

39. GRAEME WILKINSON (CANADA)

40. DAMIAN ZIARKIEWICZ (POLAND)

Participants passed into Stage II

1

Gil

Jetley

Nowa Zelandia/New Zealand

2

Jit Seng

Khoo

Stany Zjednoczone/U.S.A.

3

Jun

Kinoshita

Japonia/Japan

4

Iona

Luke

Australia/Australia

5

Anne Marie

Rouchon

Francja/France

6

Ian

Roy

Szkocja/Scottland

7

Max

Sung

Stany Zjednoczone/U.S.A.

8

Utako

Tanigawa

Stany Zjednoczone/U.S.A.

9

Ronald van

Vollenhoven

Szwecja/Sweden

10


Stefan

Walczykiewicz

Polska/Poland

11

Greame

Wilkinson

Kanada/Canada

12

Alexandre Georg de

Almeida Leite

Niemcy/Germany

13

Toshiko

Asano

Japonia/Japan

14

Hakki

Bayka

Turcja/Turkey

15

Mark

Cannon - Mochorowski

Stany Zjednoczone/U.S.A.

16

Carl di

Casoli

Stany Zjednoczone/U.S.A.

17

Gorden

Cheng

Stany Zjednoczone/U.S.A.

18

Thang

Dinh

Stany Zjednoczone/U.S.A.

 

Participants passed into the Final

1

Toshiko

Asano

Japonia/Japan


2

Hakki

Bayka

Turcja/Turkey

3

Carl di

Casoli

Stany Zjednoczone/U.S.A.

4

Gorden

Cheng

Stany Zjednoczone/U.S.A.

5

Thang

Dinh

Stany Zjednoczone/U.S.A.

6

Gil

Jetley

Nowa Zelandia/New Zealand

7

Jun

Kinoshita

Japonia/Japan

8

Iona

Luke

Australia/U.S.A.

 

Laureates, prizes and honourable mentions awarded

The Jury of The Second International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Amateur Pianists
has decided to award the following prizes:

 1st prize: Gil Jetley
New Zealand
2nd prize: Toshiko Asano
Japan
3rd prize: Gorden Cheng
U.S.A
3rd prize: Jun Kinoshita
Japan

The Jury awarded 3 equal mentions to the following finalists in alphabetical order:

Carl di Casoli

U.S.A.

Thang Dinh

U.S.A.

Iona Luke

Australia

Prize for the best performance of a Chopin work goes to:

Hakki Bayka

Turkey

Prize for best contestant who did not qualify for final goes to:

Mark Cannon-Mochorowski

U.S.A.

Audience award:

Stefan Walczykiewicz

Poland


Schedule

II MIĘDZYNARODOWY KONKURS IM. FRYDERYKA CHOPINA DLA PIANISTÓW AMATORÓW WARSZAWA 2012

KALENDARZ KONKURSU

10.IX - koncert inauguracyjny, godz. 18.30

11-12.IX – I etap, godz. 10.00 - 13.00, 16.00 - 19.00
13.IX – II etap, godz. 10.00 - 13.00, 16.00 - 19.30
14.IX – finał, godz. 16.00
15.IX – koncert laureatów, godz. 18.00

I etap - godziny przesłuchań

11 IX, godz. 10 - 13.00, 16.00 - 19.00

 

10.00 David Hibbard
10.15 Roseanna Wen-Yee Ho
10.30 Gil Jetley
10.45 Jit Seng Khoo
11.00 Jun Kinoshita
11.45 Mizuko Kudo
12.00 Julien Kurtz
12.15 Manuela Leuzinger
12.30 Manuel Llorens
12.45 Iona Luke
16.00 Atsutaka Manabe
16.15 Kyoji Nagao
16.30 Mayumi Nakatsuka
16.45 Cezary Olszewski
17.00 Chuifun Poon
17.45 Anne Marie Rouchon
18.00 Ian Roy
18.15 Ewa Suchowierska
18.30 Max Sung

12 IX, godz. 10 - 13.00, 16.00 - 19.00

10.00 Agnieszka Szewczyk
10.15 Kazuko Taki
10.30 Utako Tanigawa
10.45 Yoko Taruki
11.00 Justyna Tchorek
11.45 Cyrille Vincent
12.00 Ronald van Vollenhoven
12.15 Stefan Walczykiewicz
12.30 Graeme Wilkinson
12.45 Damian Ziarkiewicz
16.00 Fumie Abe
16.15 Alexandre Georg de Almeida Leite
16.30 Toshiko Asano
16.45 Hakki Bayka
17.00 Mark Cannon-Mochorowski
17.45 Carl di Casoli
18.00 Gorden Cheng
18.15 Kaddy Chuang
18.30 Thang Dinh
18.45 Feyzi Ercin
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The First International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Amateurs, 2009

Rules

The First International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Amateurs Warsaw 2009

Rules

I

1. The First International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Amateurs, organised by
the Fryderyk Chopin Society, will be held in Fryderyk Chopin Musical University in Warsaw,
September 9 to 13, 2009.

2. The Jury of the Competition will comprise outstanding Polish pianists and piano teachers.

3. The Competition is open to persons of all nationalities who
- were born before or on 1 September 1984,
- do not earn their living from piano performance or instruction,
- are not studying piano at a music school / conservatoire or who completed their formal
piano studies not later than in 2005.

II

1. Candidates wishing to enter the Competition are required to submit the application form
attached to these Rules, completed legibly in Polish or English, by 1 April 2009 to:
Towarzystwo im. Fryderyka Chopina
Pl. Piłsudskiego 9
00-078 Warszawa
Poland
Documents to be enclosed with the application form should include:
a) short biographical note (in Polish or English),
b) photocopy of passport or birth certificate (translation into Polish or English
should be provided),
c) two current portrait photographs (9 x 13 cm) printed on glossy paper,
d) list of works to be played during the Competition (1st stage, 2nd stage, final),
e) unedited tape cassette or CD recording of works by 18th - 20th century
composers, including one piece by Chopin, played by the candidate, approx. 20
minutes in length,
f) record of entrance fee payment of 30 Euro. If the applicant is accepted, there will
be an additional payment of 70 Euro.

2. Neither payment is refundable.

3. Payments should be made into the Society’s account:
Towarzystwo im. Fryderyka Chopina
Pl. Piłsudskiego 9
00-078 Warszawa
Poland
- for applicants residing in Poland:
MILLENNIUM BANK S.A.
44 1160 2202 0000 0000 2983 8182
- for other applicants:
MILLENNIUM BANK S.A.
21 1160 2202 0000 0000 8082 8295
SWIFT: BIG BPLPW XXX
IBAN: PL 21
The applicant’s name and purpose of payment should be indicated.

4. Application will be rejected if any of the above documents is / are missing or if received
after 1 April 2009.

5. Submitted documents will not be returned.

III

1. The applications meeting the 1 April 2009 deadline will be examined by the Qualifying
Commission. The Commission will have the right to reject an application without giving
reasons for doing so.
The Commission will be appointed by the Fryderyk Chopin Society. The Competition Director
will chair the Commission’s meetings.

2. The Commission’s decisions will be final and incontestable.

3. The Qualifying Commission will assess the recordings and admit up to 40 candidates to
the first stage.

IV

1. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection by 1 June 2009.

2. Acceptance of the application means that a contract has been concluded between the Fryderyk Chopin Society and the applicant for participating in the Competition on terms and conditions set out in these Rules.

3. Participants are required to come to Warsaw on 7 September 2009 at the latest and register with the Competition Office located at Fryderyk Chopin Musical University in Warsaw, 2 Okólnik str.

V

1. Candidates will pay for their own travel to and from Warsaw and for their own board and
accommodation while in Warsaw.

2. The Fryderyk Chopin Society will reimburse participants passed into the final for the
accommodation expenses they will incur during the entire Competition. Candidates admitted
to the Competition will receive a list of recommended hotels with the notification of entry.

3. Participants will have the opportunity to test-play the piano in the Musical University’s
Concert Hall. On 7 September 2009 participants will receive the date and time
of test-playing and of their first performance, and the timetable for practising.

4. The Fryderyk Chopin Society will make available pianos for all contestants to practise:
- 2 hours daily in the first stage,
- 2.5 hours daily in the second stage,
- 3 hours daily in the final.

VI

1. Contestants will perform in two stages and in the final.

2. Contestants will appear  in the alphabetical order of their names, beginning with
the drawn letter. This order will basically be followed throughout the Competition.

3. For organisation and programme related reasons the Competition Office has the right to
change the sequence of a day's performances. In the event of a contestant's illness, confirmed
by the Competition's medical service, the contestant may be allowed to perform outside the
established sequence, at the end of the current stage. Such altered order of appearances
will be irrevocable until the end of the Competition.

4. In principle not more than 20 participants will be passed into the second stage and up to 8
into the final.

5. All performances will be open to the public.

VII
1. The Board of the Fryderyk Chopin Society will appoint the Chairman and members
of the Jury.

2. The Jury will work in accordance with the Rules of the Jury approved by the Board of the
Fryderyk Chopin Society.

VIII

Competition Programme
Stage I – playing time 10-15 minutes
- a polonaise by Fryderyk Chopin and some pieces by 18th-20th century composers of the contestant’s own choosing (contestants may also play other works by Chopin).
Stage II – playing time 15-20 minutes
- a waltz by Fryderyk Chopin and some pieces by 18th-20th century composers of the contestant’s own choosing (contestants may also play other works by Chopin).
Final – playing time 20-25 minutes
- two mazurkas by Fryderyk Chopin and some pieces by 18th-20th century composers of the contestant’s own choosing (contestants may also play other works by Chopin).
*
Works played in a previous stage may not be performed again.
It is recommended that pieces be played from memory, but playing from music is allowed.
Should the contestant overrun the time limit, the Jury Chairman may stop their performance.

IX

1. The Jury will assess the contestants’ interpretations in accordance with the Rules
of the Jury.

2. The finalists will be awarded the following prizes:
- first prize - 15,000 PLN
- second prize - 10,000 PLN
- third prize -  8,000 PLN

- 5 mentions -  5,000 PLN each
- Prize for the best performance
of a Chopin work -  5,000 PLN

- Audience Award -  5,000 PLN

3. Each prize winner will be named Laureate of the First International Fryderyk Chopin Piano
Competition for Amateurs. Second stage participants who fail to qualify for the final
will receive participation diplomas.

4. The Jury has the right to change by a 2/3 majority the classification of prizes and mentions
with the proviso that the individual prizes and mentions will be neither lower nor higher
than provided for in the Rules of the Competition

5. All decisions made by the Jury will be final and incontestable.

6. The award ceremony will be held on September 13th.

X

1. All prize-winners are obliged to appear free-of-charge in the laureates' concert to be held
on 13 September 2009 in Fryderyk Chopin Musical University’s Concert Hall. An unexcused
absence from the above concert will be tantamount to giving up the prize money.

2. The Presidium of the Jury will establish the programme of the concert in consultation
with the performers.

XI

The participants will transfer to the Fryderyk Chopin Society free-of-charge their
copyrights arising from:
- their performance of works during the Competition,
- their performance of works during the laureates’ concert,
- their rights to their visual representations created in any photographic or recording
technology during their performance in the Competition and the laureates’ concert.

The participants will transfer free-of-charge the above-mentioned rights so that the Fryderyk Chopin Society can use these rights without any time or territorial limit for the purpose of:
1. recording,
2. reproducing / duplicating in any technology,

3. offering for sale,

4. storing in computer memory or presenting on the Internet or any other network,

5. public replaying or performing,

6. exhibiting / displaying,

7. projecting on a screen,

8. licensing,

9. leasing,

10. broadcasting on cable or wireless radio/television by ground transmitters or via satellite.

11. live and/or simultaneous and integral radio/TV broadcasts and replays.

The above-mentioned rights will be exercised in the areas indicated above by persons, companies, radio and TV broadcasting stations and recording companies authorised
to do so by the Fryderyk Chopin Society.

 

XII

The Competition Director will make all decisions on organisation-related matters exceeding the powers of the Jury. His decisions will be final and incontestable. In case of doubt the Polish language version of the Rules will be used in interpreting and clarifying their provisions. Any matter not provided for in these Rules will be subject to Polish law.

Jury

COMPETITION JURY

Prof. Kazimierz Gierżod - chairman

Prof. Tadeusz Chmielewski

Prof. Bogdan Czapiewski

Prof. Andrzej Jasiński

Prof. Zbigniew Lasocki

Prof. Bronisława Kawalla

Prof. Józef Stompel


Qualified

Participants accepted for the Competition

QUALIFIED FOR THE 2009 COMPETITION

1. Svyatoslav Levin- USA

2. Cezary Olszewski- Poland

3. Antoni Gryzik- France

4. Thang Dinh- USA

5. Matthias Fischer- Germany

6. David Hibbard- USA

7. Robert Finley- USA

8. Jun Kinoshita- Japan

9. Thomas Yu- Canada

10. Anne Marie Rouchon- France

11. Gil Jetley- Great Britain/ New Zealand

12. Damian Ziarkiewicz- Poland

13. Mikhail Epifanov- Russia

14. Jit-Seng Khoo - USA

15. Marisa Naomi Haines - USA

16. Victoria Bragin- USA

17. Atsutaka Manabe- Japan

18. Nelson Shih Yien Lin- Brazil

19. Jun Fujimoto- Canada

20. Manuela Leuzinger- Switzerland

21. Ewa Marcinkowska-Schmidt- Poland

22. Chuifun Poon- Hong Kong

23. Manuel Llorens- USA

24. John Gardecki - USA

25. Maciej Zalewski- Poland

26. Fredrik Upmark- Sweden

27. Kaspar Heer- Switzerland

28. Eberhard Zagrosek- Germany

29. Mark Cannon- USA

30. Esfir Ross- USA

31. Michał Mrówka- Poland

32. Cezary Kozanecki- Poland

33. Dobrochna Jakubowska- Poland

34. Waldemar Radacz- Poland

35. Anna Maria Gertig- Poland

36. Mark Graham- USA

37. Anna Idzikowska-Guzy- Poland

38. Ian Roy- Great Britain

39. Rafał Kraus- Poland

Participants passed into Stage II

The Jury of The First International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Amateurs
passed the following participants into the 2nd Stage:

 

1

Victoria

Bragin

U.S.A.

2

Mark

Cannon

U.S.A.

3

Thang

Dinh

U.S.A.

4

Robert

Finley

U.S.A.

5

Matthias

Fischer

Germany

6

Jun

Fujimoto

Canada

7

John

Gardecki

U.S.A.

8

Mark

Graham

U.S.A.

9

Antoni

Gryzik

France

10

David

Hibbard

U.S.A.

11

Gil

Jetley

Great Britain

12

Jun

Kinoshita

Japan

13

Cezary

Kozanecki

Poland

14

Manuela

Leuzinger

Switzerland

15

Svyatoslav

Levin

U.S.A.

16

Atsutaka

Manabe

Japan

17

Chuifun

Poon

Hong Kong

18

Anne Marie

Rouchon

France

19

Ian

Roy

Great Britain

20

Fredrik

Upmark

Sweden

21

Thomas

Yu

Canada

22

Eberhard

Zagrosek

Germany

Participants passed into the Final

The Jury of The First International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Amateurs passed the following participants into the Final:

1. Victoria Bragin, U.S.A.

2. Robert Finley, U.S.A.

3. Jun Fujimoto, Canada

4. Gil Jetley, Great Britain

5. Jun Kinoshita, Japan

6. Svyatoslav Levin, U.S.A.

7. Chuifun Poon, Hong Kong

8. Thomas Yu, Canada

Laureates, prizes and honourable mentions awarded

The Jury of The First International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Amateurs decided to award the following prizes:

1st prize:

Svyatoslav Levin, U.S.A.

2nd prize:

Victoria Bragin, U.S.A.

3rd prize:

Thomas Yu, Canada

The Jury awarded 5 equal mentions to the following finalists ­ in alphabetical order:

Robert Finley, U.S.A

Jun Fujimoto, Canada

Gil Jetley, Great Britain

Jun Kinoshita, Japan

Chuifun Poon, Hong Kong

The prize for the best performance of a Chopin work went to:

Svyatoslav Levin, U.S.A

Audience Award:

Cezary Kozanecki, Poland


Schedule

Fryderyk Chopin University of Music
Concert Hall
2 Okólnik st.

Stage I
9−10 September, 10.00−13.00, 16.00−19.00

10.00
Thang Dinh, U.S.A.

10.15
Mikhail Epifanov, Russia

10.30
Robert Finley, U.S.A.

10.45
Matthias Fischer, Germany

11.00
Jun Fujimoto, Canada

11.45
John Gardecki, U.S.A.

12.00
Anna Maria Gertig, Poland

12.15
Mark Graham, U.S.A.

12.30
Antoni Gryzik, France

12.45
Marisa Naomi Haines, U.S.A.

16.00
Kaspar Heer, Suisse

16.15
David Hibbard, U.S.A.

16.30
Anna Idzikowska-Guzy, Poland

16.45
Dobrochna Jakubowska, Poland

17.00
Gil Jetley, U.K./New Sealand

17.45
Jit-Seng Khoo, U.S.A.

18.00
Jun Kinoshita, Japan

18.15
Cezary Kozanecki, Poland

18.30
Rafał Kraus, Poland

18.45
Manuela Leuzinger, Suisse

Stage II
11 September, 10.00−13.00, 16.00−19.30

10.00
Thang Dinh, U.S.A.

10.20
Robert Finley, U.S.A.

10.40
Matthias Fischer, Germany

11.00
Jun Fujimoto, Canada

11.20
John Gardecki, U.S.A.

12.00
Mark Graham, U.S.A.

12.20
Antoni Gryzik, France

12.40
David Hibbard, U.S.A.

13.00
Gil Jetley, Great Britain

13.20
Jun Kinoshita, Japan

13.40
Cezary Kozanecki, Poland

16.00
Manuela Leuzinger, Switzerland

16.20
Svyatoslav Levin, U.S.A.

16.40
Atsutaka Manabe, Japan

17.00
Chuifun Poon, Hong Kong

17.20
Anne Marie Rouchon, France

18.00
Ian Roy, Great Britain

18.20
Fredrik Upmark, Sweden

18.40
Thomas Yu, Canada

19.00
Eberhard Zagrosek, Germany

19.20
Victoria Bragin, U.S.A.

19.40
Mark Cannon, U.S.A.

Final
12 September, 16.00

Winners' concert
13 September, 18.00

Thomas Yu - F. Chopin:  Andante spianato and The Great Polonaise E flat major

Victoria Bragin - F. Chopin: Polonaise E flat minor op. 26 no. 2
C. Debussy: Feux d'artifice (Book II no. 12)

Svyatoslav Levin - F.Chopin: Polonaise - Fantasie A flat major op. 61
Variations, B flat Major, Op. 2, on La ci darem la mano

Sponsors and partners of the First Competition

Sponsors and Partners of the Competition


Funds provided by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage


Honorary Patronage Mayor of Warsaw


Sponsor


Partner of the Fryderyk Chopin Society


Media patronage

 


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