The second meeting of representatives of Chopin competitions worldwide took place between 20 and 22 September 2016 in Warsaw and Radziejowice near Warsaw. The program included also visiting the Chopin Birthplace Żelazowa Wola as well as the Chopin Museum in Warsaw and listening to two Chopin recitals performed by young artists – laureates of Chopin competitions. Sixteen competitions from thirteen countries came. Also a representative of the International Federation of Chopin Societies attended the summit. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere becomes a tradition of the meetings.


The Second Meeting of the Organizers of Chopin Piano Competitions

Warsaw/Radziejowice 20-22 September 2016


Plenary meeting
chair Artur Szklener, NIFC Director


First working session CCC patronage program
chair Artur Szklener, NIFC Director


Second working session Case studies and special issues
chair W. Marchwica, NIFC Deputy Director


Third working session 'Chopin Competitions Worldwide
chair J. Michniewicz, Chief specialist of Piano Competitions / W. Marchwica, NIFC Deputy Director

Self-presentations by representatives of competitions participating at the conference for the first time:

  • Petrozavodsk, International Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists  Chopin Competition in Petrozavodsk 2009-2015.
  • Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition for young pianists.
  • Istanbul/Mugla, The Chopin International Academy of TOVAK Foundation in Turkey The project 'Chopin in Turkey' presentation.
  • Daegu, Korea, Asia-Pacific International Chopin Piano Competition.
  • Cairo, International Chopin Piano Competition in Egypt Chopin on the banks of the Nile.
  • Beijing International F. Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists Time for F. Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists in China.


Special reports by CCC participants:


Final discussion.

Technical arrangements concerning further CCC activities.


  • The conference participants approved the document (CCC Regulations Chart)
  • It was agreed that CCC congresses should take place approximately every eighteen months and should be held in Poland, on account of its special role as Chopin’s homeland and the numerous places associated with the composer
  • It was suggested that the dates of future congresses be linked to other events, such as the ‘Chopin and his Europe’ festival or a congress of the World Federation of Chopin Societies
  • It was considered appropriate not only to publish a list of participants on the CCC website, but to accompany the names with photographs. Hence the request to submit your photographs
  • The question was raised of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute helping to promote prize-winners of the competitions represented at the conference. The Institute’s representatives declared their readiness to help, depending on the financial possibilities and the capacity of the concert series organised by the Institute

The speeches made by conference participants are available after logging-in as bookmarks to the programme