On Sunday, May 19, with the prizewinners’ concert we finished the 27th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia, which took place on May 16-19, 2019 at the Chopin Center in Szafarnia.
It is a great honour for us that for over 27 years young pianists from around the world have the opportunity to present and develop their piano skills in Szafarnia, which, as a place of Fryderyk Chopin’s summer holidays, is for them a source of inspiration . We are happy that once again Szafarnia resounded with music and the extraordinary energy of young performers. This year 55 participants took part in the competition. They represented 18 countries, such as: Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Italy, Spain, Iceland, Slovakia, Israel, Taiwan, China, Korea, People’s Democratic Republic, Republic of Korea, Bulgaria, Turkey, Japan, USA , New Zealand and Poland. Like every year, the pianists presented a high level of their performances. The competition certainly left the participants, their guardians and viewers with many unforgettable memories.
We would like to thank you for choosing to participate in our competition. It was a great joy for us to host so many young pianists from around the world. We hope that Szafarnia will stay in your heart, and the experience gained here will be the next step on your way to your further career. We would like to congratulate all of you and wish you many artistic successes.
We also give special thanks to parents and teachers who prepared the participants and supported young pianists in this exciting time.
We would also like to thank the jury members for their hard work, perseverance as well as valuable tips for the participants.
We also express our gratitude to all patrons, media partners, sponsors and institutions that supported this event. Thanks to the kindness of so many, it was possible to provide participants with the right conditions for the performances and such attractive prizes.
We would also like to thank the supporters of the competition who came to Szafarnia or followed the events online and supported all participants.
We would like to invite all those who want to watch the audition ora concert again to check the video coverage of this year’s competition on our website or on the channel of the Chopin Center in Szafarnia.
Young pianists who would like to experience the unique atmosphere of the competition are invited for the next year to participate in the next International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia.