18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition 2021 - the Preliminary Round has started!

The Preliminary of the 18th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw starts on Monday. From 12 to 23 July, nearly 160 pianists from all over the world will compete in the Chamber Hall of the Polish National Philharmonic to win their place among the 80 participants of the Chopin Competition. ​ Postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 18th Chopin Competition will be held from 2 to 23 October. The jury of the Competition Preliminaries are Lyudmil Angelov, Philippe Giusiano, Alberto Nosé, Piotr Paleczny, Ewa Pobłocka, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, John Rink, Marta Sosińska-Janczewska, Wojciech Świtała, Stefan Wojtas, and Dina Yoffe.


Audition Schedule for the Preliminarie Round.


All the auditions will be streamed online in the Chopin Competition mobile app available from AppStore (iOS and Google Play Android), on the Chopin2020.pl website (Multimedia tab), on YouTube channel Chopin Institute, and on Smart TV app for Samsung television sets. ​ The organiser of the competition is the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, and the event has been co-financed from the funds of the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage, and Sport.

Sponsor: PKN ORLEN Main Partner: Totalizator Sportowy, owner of LOTTO brand Commercial Partners: PZU, Lexus, Kopernik, Emitel, YouTube Official Carrier: LOT


Hear the thoughts of some of our friends about ​participating in the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in 2021. From top to bottom, Konstantin Khachikyan (2nd prize winner of the 3rd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition 2017), Aleksandra Świgut, (2nd prize winner of the 1st International Chopin Competition on Historic Instruments), and Maciej Wota (Semi-finalist, 2nd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition 2014).