The seventeenth Chopin and his Europe competition opens in Warsaw this Saturday and historically, achieved musicians from all of the world will arrive within the Polish capital: high pianists, virtuosos of all devices, grand conductors and legendary ensembles. Following the identical custom, we are going to see and listen to performances by winners of the Chopin Competitors: each those that have loved their theme for years and people whose nice profession is barely beginning.
In accordance with its title, the Competition showcases Fryderyk Chopin’s œuvre within the context of ‘his’ Europe, understood in 4 views: Europe up to date to him, pre-Chopin Europe, Europe after the good grasp’s demise and, lastly, the Europe of our time. Because of this, except for works by Chopin himself, the repertoire performed on the Competition additionally consists of the music that impressed him, works by composers youthful than him, and the reception of Chopin’s œuvre in music up to date to us.
Among the many pianistic highlights is an evening with Chopin’s each piano concertos interpreted by Nelson Goerner and Orchestre des Champs-Elysees underneath Philippe Herreweghe, very particular chamber concert events by the winner of the Wieniawski Competitors, Alena Baeva with Vadym Kholodenko, whereas winner of the Chopin Competitors, Rafał Blechacz, will carry out with violinist Bomsori Kim. Furthermore, different artists invited to this yr’s competition embrace Benjamin Gosvenor, Alexandre Tharaud, Jos van Immerseel and Isabelle Faust and such ensembles because the Belcea Quartet and Sinfonia Varsovia.
After all, this system consists of winners and laureates of previous Chopin Competitions: Yulianna Avdeeva (the 2010 winner), Rafał Blechacz (the 2005 winner), Janusz Olejniczak (sixth Prize, 1970), Kate Liu (third Prize, 2015) and Eric Lu (4th Prize, 2015).
The good musical festivity in Warsaw lasts from 14 to 31 August.
Hear and see the competition right here: