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
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:
- Vilnius, International Polish Grand Piano Competition – Festival dedicated to F. Chopin.
- Warszawa, International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Amateur Pianists The activities of Fryderyk Chopin Society.
- Tomsk, Russia, The Siberian International Chopin Piano Competition Third Edition of the Siberian International Chopin Piano Competition in May 2016.
- Rzeszów, International Subcarpathian Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists The Promotion of the Laureates of Competitions for Children and Youth.
- Miami, National Chopin Piano Competition of the USA Possibility of organizing Chopin Master Classes in Poland, conducted by past International Chopin Competition’s jury members, in the years preceding the competition: in 2017, 2018, 2019.
- Hannover, Germany, International Piano Competition.
- Darmstadt International Chopin Piano Competition Required repertoire for the next Chopin Competition in Darmstadt 2017.
- Canberra, Australian International Chopin Piano Competition.
- Budapest, International Chopin Piano Competition in Budapest Presentation of the 7th International Chopin Piano Competition in Budapest, 2016.
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