National Chopin Competition Winner

Celebrating Chopin at 200

Claire Huangci, Piano

Bennett Gordon Hall
Thursday, August 19, 2010
5:00 PM
Gates Open
5:30 PM
Concert Starts
Reserved: $10
No lawn sales


Founded by in 1977, the Chopin Foundation was inspired by the First National Chopin Piano Competition held in Miami in 1975 under the auspices of the American Institute of Polish Culture. The National Chopin Piano Competition, the only major music competition open exclusively to American pianists, is held in Miami every five years, and its winners are sent to the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland, held always the same year. Previous winners include Gabriela Montero, 1995 fourth-place winner, who made her Ravinia debut last summer; and 1980 finalist Jeffrey Kahane, who is performing a Schumann and Chopin recital in the Martin Theatre on August 10. Claire Huangci won First Place at the competition that was held February 20-28 in Miami.

Program to include:

Beethoven: Rondo Capriccio in G Major
Chopin: Ballade in G Minor, No. 1
  Ballade in F Major, No. 2
  Sonata in B-flat Minor Op. 35, No. 2
Balakirev: Islamey