From 2 to 9 February lasted 10 International Chopin Piano Competition in Narva (Estonia). Grand Prix of the competition was awarded to Adam Nicholas Goździewskiemu, 17-year-old pianist from Warsaw. From the Polish side, event was supervised by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute and the F. ChopinSociety.
The award was funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. It is the expedition for the student and the teacher. But this is not the end, because the winner also received $ 5,000, while his teacher $ 2,000, this award was sponsored by the main sponsor. Other prizes include sets of CDs and books connected with Chopin awarded by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute.
Beginning of this year’s competition took place in the Castle-Museum of Narva. It began with a recital of Anna Maria Stanczyk. On 9 february, at the Concert Hall took place Chopin Gala Concert .
In this year’s competition attended 61 young pianists from 14 countries (including Poland, Denmark, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, the United States, China, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Armenia) occurring in three age categories: pianists under 12 years of age, from 13 to 15 years and at the age of 16-18 years. Poland was represented by four young pianists and Estonia by 16.
Young pianists were evaluated by the jury, which included Anna Maria Stanczyk (Poland), prof. Lauri Väinmaa (Estonia), prof. Julius Andrejevas (Lithuania), prof. Teppo Koivisto (Finland ) and prof. Julia Tiszkina (Russia).