Nov 17, 2022
Every five years
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The fame and prestige of the Chopin Competition are undoubtedly created by its Jurors (including honorary jurors), special guests and members of honorary committees – they have included the most distinguished representatives of world culture of the 20th and 21st century, among others: Witold Maliszewski, Aleksander Michałowski, Henryk Melcer, Karol Szymanowski, Marguerite Long, Maurice Ravel, Witold Lutosławski, Bruno Seidlhofer, Nadia Boulanger, Wilhelm Backhaus, Artur Rubinstein, Carlo Zecchi, Arturo Benedetti-Michelangeli, Stefan Askenase, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, Paul Badura-Skoda, Nikita Magaloff, Mieczysław Horszowski, Kazimierz Kord, Nelson Freire, Mirosław Bałka, Norman Davies, Krzysztof Penderecki, JIri Kylian, Andrzej Wajda and Tomas Venclova.
The Chopin Competition confirms the timelessness of the music of the brilliant Polish composer, from the very beginning it is far more than just a music tournament of the highest level. Attracting a growing number of pianistic talents from all over the world (452 entries in 2015, more than 500 in 2020!), it draws the attention of not only the international music community and music lovers, but also those who have little contact with classical music on a daily basis. In Poland it is a kind of national holiday, a headline event; on a global scale it is one of the most important music events. The 21st century is changing our way of life, perception of reality, expectations and interpersonal relations at a dizzying pace. Undoubtedly, it is a great challenge for any offer of so-called high culture, while at the same time giving more and more opportunities to participate in it – also to individuals and whole social groups who have been deprived of it so far. The competition uses the latest technologies in a thoughtful way, which will result, among others, in the first ever VR transmissions. The whole event is broadcasted on the radio and TV, it can be watched in streaming technology, followed in social media and by means of a dedicated application. Impressive statistics of the broadly understood turnout from previous editions show that interest in the Competition is constantly growing.
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