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The XI International F. Chopin Competition

18.02.2016

From 31st January to 7th February took place the International Competition of Young Pianists dedicated to the Work of 'Fryderyk Chopin' in Narva which was concluded by an outstanding gala concert that you can listen here.

The competition was divided into two rounds for the first two age groups (up to 12 years old and the 13-15 years old group) and into three rounds for the 16-18 year old category. 43 talented competitors gave their best in the Narva Music School Concert Hall to impress the jury and to inspire the audience while the whole competition was live streamed.

On 7th February took place the gala concert in the Cultural Centre Geneva where all the winners of the competition performed. Among them the 1st prize winners Ilia Papoian, Mikhail Kambarov, Anastasiia Kliuchereva, Mohammed Alshaikh and Nikita Kaplunov who was also awarded the EMCY prize.

Paul Scholer with Nikita Kaplunov, Grand Prix and EMCY Prize winner

Besides the competition, many non-competitive activities were proposed to the competitors like evening visits of Narva, round tables or concerts.

The competition was a success and guests noted the quality of the competition’s organisation as well as the enthousiasm of the organisers.

The International Competition of Young Pianists dedicated to the Work of 'Fryderyk Chopin' was created in 1997 when the ambassador of Poland in Estonia Mr. Jakub Wolasiewicz decided to establish the first piano competition dedicated to the works of Fryderyk Chopin for students of music schools in Narva. In 1999 the competition gained an international status and since 2002 it is a member of EMCY. The competition takes place once every two years.


Miroslav Pienkowsky with Mohammed Alshaikh and other laureates
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