The inauguration of the Kosciuszko Foundation's Chopin Piano Competition 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.
This year's competition features the debut of Roy F. Eaton, Anna Kijanowska, and Jerome Rose as jurors and a top prize of $5,000.
Tickets for the finals: $20/$15 KF members and students
Preliminaries, free and open to the public on Friday, October 11 at 10AM