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Calling All Pianists!
66th KF Chopin Piano Competition

NEW YORK – Applications are open for the 66th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition. The Kosciuszko Foundation’s Chopin Piano Competition was established in 1949, in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the death of Frederic Chopin. The inauguration took place at the Kosciuszko Foundation House in New York City, with Witold Malcuzynski as a guest artist, and Abram Chasins, composer and music director of the New York Times Radio Station, presiding. Over the years, many outstanding musicians have been associated with the competition including Van Cliburn, Ian Hobson, and Murray Perahia. Today, the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Chopin Competition continues to encourage gifted young pianists to further their studies and to perform the works of Polish composers. Application deadline: May 1, 2018. Semifinals: September 29, 2018; Finals: September 30, 2018. The Kosciuszko Foundation is located at 15 E 65th Street, New York, NY 10065. For more information and application contact the KF at (212) 734-2130, email:

Historical Overview of the KF Chopin Piano Competition – Read HERE.