The Chopin Museum in Warsaw
(c) Remy Franck

The 17th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw will open on 1 October. 81 pianists from 20 countries will compete for awards during the three weeks long contest. Poland, China, Japan and South Korea have the biggest contingents. Ahead of this event, the organizers launched an international campaign, ‘Chopin without frontiers’, with city banners, spots in all television and radio stations and cinemas, the Internet, the social media and YouTube. For the first time in the history of the event, all auditions as well as prizewinners’ concerts will be available live on TVP Kultura, the culture-and-arts channel of Polish public television, will have 130 hours of coverage, with live transmissions of the performances, comments by music critics and pianists and interviews with participants and jury members.

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