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2024 Celebrating Chopin Competition dates: Saturday 31 August & Sunday 01 September

Venue: Art Gallery of Ballarat, Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat - Our beautiful Schimmel piano is kindly sponsored by Bernie's Musicland

Adjudicators for this prestigious event are Dr Julie Haskell and Kenji Fujimura.

We have partnered with MyStage to create an innovative competition management system that helps our volunteers and staff run a smooth event.  Song titles, sheet music and backing tracks can all be uploaded in preparation for the event. 

A MyStage account is required.

Celebrating Chopin

In 2006, Mr. Andrew Cochrane initiated the inaugural Celebrating Chopin program in honour of his late mother, one of Australia’s leading pianist and teacher Margaret Schofield OAM.

Royal South Street Society’s Celebrating Chopin is open to any pianist age under 33 years who has been an Australian resident for two years prior to the competition. Competitors must present at least two significant works of Chopin in the 16-33 years age group or a choice one or more complete work or movement of Chopin in the Junior Chopin Section. The Program may include an Etude, a Ballade, Sonata movement, Scherzo, the Barcarolle, or a similar large work.

Since 2015 Celebrating Chopin competitors have played a Schimmel Konzert Series Grand Piano providing the ultimate experience in concert dynamic performance. Schimmel is Germany’s largest and most awarded Piano Manufacturer.

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In 2006, Mr. Andrew Cochrane initiated the inaugural Celebrating Chopin program in honour of his late mother, one of Australia’s leading pianist and teacher Margaret Schofield OAM.