The National Chopin Piano Competition
of the United States
February 22 - March 1, 2020
Miami-Dade County Auditorium - Miami, Florida
The National Chopin Piano Competition of the United States (“National Competition”) is designed to offer performance opportunities and financial support to young American pianists, and to enable the Prize Winners to take part in the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland. Initiated in 1975, and held in Miami every five years, the National Competition rules reflect closely the regulations and requirements of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland.
The National Competition is open to pianists holding U.S. citizenship (native born or naturalized), born between 1990 and 2004, demonstrating a professional level of performance.
Previous First Prize Winners of this Competition are not eligible.
Please note that a separate application needs to be submitted to the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw by December 1, 2019.
More information about the International Chopin Competition HERE.
PLEASE READ ALL RULES AND REQUIREMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE STARTING THE APPLICATION
Applications will be accepted on-line only.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2019
First Prize $100,000
Underwritten by Blanka A. Rosenstiel and the Rosenstiel Foundation
Second Prize $30,000
Underwritten by Brenda and Mark Fountain
Third Prize $20,000
Three finalists/non-medalists $5,000 each
Underwritten by Anne E. Leibowitz Fund, Keith Gray & Vivianne Swietelsky
Semifinalist not advanced to the finals $1,000 each
Underwritten by Sasha Gorodnitzki Foundation
Special Prizes $2,000 each
Best Mazurka, Best Polonaise, Best Sonata, Best Concerto
First Prize Winner
Concert tour in the United States and abroad
First and Second Prize Winners
Automatic admission to the XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in October 2020
Third Prize Winner
Automatic Acceptance to the Preliminary Round of the XVIII International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, April 2020 Travel expenses covered by the Chopin Foundation
All-expense-paid trip to Warsaw, Poland, to attend the Preliminary Round for the XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition in April 2020, if accepted
All Finalists’ trips to Poland underwritten by Isa Leibowitz, in memory of Marvin Leibowitz
February 22 to February 27, 2020
Competition Sessions – Preliminaries, Quarter and Semi-Finals
Special Concert and VIP Gala Reception to Celebrate the 10th National Chopin Piano Competition and promoting the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw featuring a laureate of the International Competition. Presented in collaboration with the National Institute of Fryderyk Chopin
February 29 & March 1
Finals and Award Ceremony
Underwritten by Joseph & Ligia Wiegand Family Foundation in Memory of Joseph Wiegand
Underwritten by David & Olga Melin