The official launch for the 2nd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition 2014, in partnership with the ANU School of Music, The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Canberra and the Friends of Chopin Australia was held on the 27 October 2013 at Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music, Canberra, Australia.
Peter de Jager, winner of the 1st Australian International Chopin Piano Competition 2011, performed works by Chopin, Szymanowski and other composers including Anthony Bozicevic’s Dan Gnjeva (Day of Wrath), based on Chopin’s Prelude op.28 and winner of the Composition competition for the 2nd edition. The recital was played on the School’s 1847 Pleyel Grand Piano, Chopin’s preferred piano, to highlight the soundscape known to Chopin and the importance of returning to the historical performance.
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