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The Friends of Chopin Australia have the following Masterclasses taking place:

Ewa Pobłocka

29-30 September, and 2 October, Canberra

Distinguished pianist, pedagogue, and jurist, Professor Ewa Pobłocka will be providing Masterclasses in Canberra as part of the Australian Chopin Festival 2023. Professor Pobłocka teaches at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Ewa Pobłocka has given numerous master classes all around the world. She has been a jury member of many international piano competitions, including the Interntaional Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, the Artur Rubinstein Competition in Tel-Aviv, and the Hamamatsu International Competition in Japan, among many others.


Masterclass fees will not be charged for Ewa Pobłocka's Masterclasses, but a selection of candidates will be undertaken.

Kyohei Sorita 

9 and 10 December, Sydney

Regarded as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation, Kyohei Sorita is the recipient of the Silver Medal at the prestigious 18th International Chopin Piano Competition (2021) - the highest prize for a Japanese-born pianist since Mitsuko Uchida’s second prize in 1970. In 2020, Sorita performed in Paris and at the Vienna Musikverein to much acclaim. His orchestra collaborations include Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Tonkünstler-Orchester, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Japan Symphony Orchestra, and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Sorita is also the founder, producer, and conductor of the Japan National Orchestra. Kyohei Sorita enjoys sell-out concerts in Japan and is travelling to Australia for the time, and the Friends of Chopin Australia are delighted to be able to offer Masterclasses from this exceptional young artist.

Masterclass fees will be charged for Kyohei Sorita's Masterclasses, after a selection of candidates is undertaken. The fee for advanced students is $300, and for intermediate students is $200.


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