Join us at the Kosciuszko Foundation for the weekend of Chopin music as 12 top contestants of the KF 66th Chopin Piano Competition take the stage to compete for the first award before the esteemed panel of judges.
The KF 66th Chopin Piano Competition
Semifinals (12 Contestants): Saturday, March 30, 10:00 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Finals (6 Contestants): Sunday, March 31, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Kosciuszko Foundation House:
15 E 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
Free admission. Space is limited. Registration required. Seating is available on the first come first served basis.
The performance order for the Semifinal round on Saturday is as follows:
Takeshi Nagayasu: 10:00 - 10:30 AM
Maria-Desislava Nikolova Stoycheva: 10:35 - 11:05 AM
Chanel Wang: 11:10 - 11:40 AM
David Yang: 12:00 - 12:30 PM
Hengyi Ye: 12:35 - 1:05 PM
Lunch break and piano tuning 1:05-1:55 PM
Ahmed Alom: 2:00 - 2:30 PM
Jun Luke Foster: 2:35 - 3:05 PM
Seujin Han: 3:10 - 3:40 PM
Benjamin Hopkins: 4:00 - 4:30 PM
Hugo Kitano: 4:35 - 5:05 PM
Philip Kwoka: 5:10 - 5:40 PM
Peng Lin: 5:45 - 6:15
Names of the Contestants selected by the Jury to take part in the Finals and the order in which they will perform will be announced on Saturday evening.
For information on the repertoire requirement for both rounds click HERE.
The Kosciuszko Foundation's Chopin Piano Competition was established in 1949, in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the death of Frédéric Chopin. The inauguration took place at the Kosciuszko Foundation House in New York City, with Witold Malcuzynski as a guest artist, and Abram Chasins, composer and music director of the New York Times Radio Station, presiding. Over the years, many outstanding musicians have been associated with the competition including Van Cliburn, Ian Hobson, and Murray Perahia. Today, the Kosciuszko Foundation's Chopin Competition continues to encourage gifted young pianists to further their studies and to perform the works of Polish composers.