Regional Councils

The Regional Councils are branches of the Chopin Foundation of the United States and operate under the Foundation’s charter, By-Laws and IRS Tax exemption number. Their purpose is to carry out the Foundation’s objectives at the regional level. The Councils are valuable components of the Foundation and help carry out its mission of supporting young pianists and contributing culturally to the communities they serve.

San Francisco

The San Francisco Council was organized in 1987. In 1995 the Council introduced the Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, which provides encouragement for young piano students to further their artistic careers.

To join Chopin Membership in the San Francisco area and to learn more about the Council’s activities please go to their web site


In 2001 The Northwest Council located in Seattle joined the Chopin Foundation’s family. In 2003 the Chopin Festival, open to young talented local students was introduced, and has become their major musical event.

To join Chopin Membership in Seattle and to learn about the coming Chopin Festival please go to


The Virginia Council, located in Barboursville, was officially incorporated in September 2015. This chapter has long been associated with the Chopin Foundation and has held events for more than 12 Seasons.

Please visit to learn more about the Council’s activities in Virginia.