FRIENDS OF CHOPIN AUSTRALIA
The AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION, CANBERRA, ACT, AUSTRALIA is organised by the ANU School of Music in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Australia and the Friends of Chopin Australia Inc.
It is an international competition with a difference returning to the poetic lyricism of Chopin’s own time. To play Chopin as he would have played it - and on a Pleyel (1847) – Chopin’s preferred pianoforte.
Competition 2014 confirmed
The second edition of the Australian International Chopin Piano Competition will be held in 2014 from 15-21 September. This will coincide with Floriade.
This announcement also appears on the Chopin Competition website.
Conditions for giving are encouraged and should be discussed with the National President. Privileges such as free season passes, invitations to launches and recitals are given for larger donations, etc. All money raised is acknowledged on our website, in Nohant news and in some instances in the printed Competition program.
If you would like to donate you can do this by:
Your donation can be general or something specific like a prize. Please discuss with the National Treasurer.
In-kind support can include catering [launches, baskets of food, beverages incl. tea/coffee/milk, alcohol, sandwiches], printing, gifts [competitors, jury], stationary, floral arrangements [competitors, venues], mobile phones, etc.
Monetary can include various prize monies, or funding part of the prize winner’s recital of various capital cities in Australia including airfares, accommodation, artist’s fees; those mentioned under in-kind support.
Running the Competition
Billeting families have said this is a wonderful way of getting to know the competitors, how they interpret Chopin during their rehearsals – and all from the comfort of your lounge room!
Billeters are given free entry to all events during the Competition as well as other privileges at Friends events. This is to thank them for their generosity & effort.
Prize-winner’s recital of capital cities in Australia
If you are interested in being involved in any of these activities please contact
the National Secretary.
Accommodation during the Competition
1886 or 1887 - The Australian, Miss Florence Meyer gives a concert at Salle Pleyel, Paris of the major works of Chopin, Liszt and Schumann
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