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Poland Sets Date for 18th Frederic Chopin Piano Competition

Poland Sets Date for 18th Frederic Chopin Piano Competition

Monday, 09 March 2020 01:38 PM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Culture authorities in Poland said Monday that the 18th edition of the international Frederic Chopin Piano Competition will take place Oct. 2-23 in Warsaw.

Eliminations for the competition, which is famous for launching world careers for its laureates, will be held April 17-28 in Warsaw and select around 80 pianists who will compete in the fall.

Addressing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, organizers said that the eliminations would only be postponed until September if a large number of those who qualified were unable to come to Poland in April.

A total of 164 pianists from 33 nations including from Asia, Europe, North America and Australia will perform in the qualifications for the fall event.

The only time that the dates of the eliminations were extended to allow participants to attend was in 2010, when ash from a volcano eruption in Iceland temporarily grounded planes, making air travel impossible over Europe.

Fans will be able to follow the competition live on www.chopin2020.pl and watch the finals from Oct. 18-21 in special fan zones in New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Budapest, Moscow, Jerusalem and Seoul.

The competition, which began in 1927 and has been held every five years since 1955, is known for launching world careers for its laureates. Among its winners are Argentina's Martha Argerich, Italy's Maurizio Pollini, Garric Ohlsson from the U.S. and Poland's Krystian Zimmermann.

One of the sponsors of the competition is Polish oil and gas company PKN Orlen, which also sponsors Poland's F1 race driver Robert Kubica.

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