The 2020 National Chopin Piano Competition of the United States
 

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

Guidelines, Requirements & Rules for Applicants & Contestants

Competition Repertoire


Competition Prizes

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

OPEN

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 Concer

Other Awards

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

Other Finalists

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


Events

February 22 to February 27, 2020

Competition Sessions – Preliminaries, Quarter and Semi-Finals

February 28

Gala Event to Celebrate the 10th National Chopin Piano Competition and 45 years in the community

February 29 & March 1

Finals and Award Ceremony
Underwritten by Joseph & Ligia Wiegand Family Foundation in Memory of Joseph Wiegand

March 1

Closing Reception
Underwritten by David & Olga Melin

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