Celebrating Chopin at the Gallery

Sunday 18th July, 2021

Entries are now closed for 2021

Venue: Ballarat Art Gallery

Dress Code: Concert

Celebrating Chopin Schedule 2021

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 at the Gallery 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.

Margaret Schofield Memorial Prize for a Performance of the Music of Chopin.

Note: Due to the cancellation in 2020 of our Eisteddfod we have increased the age to 33 years for 2021.

Section – 16-33 years 

First Prize $5,000
Second Prize $2,500
Third Prize $1,000

Encouragement Award $500


Junior Chopin Solo Section 

16 Years and under

First Prize – $500
Second Prize – $300
Third Prize – $150

Encouragement Award – $50

*2021 prizes still to be finalised

Margaret Schofied, O.A.M., B.Mus., 1918-2994

Celebrating Chopin in honour of Margaret Schofield OAM


Enquiries: info@royalsouthstreet.com.au


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Mr Andrew Cochrane AM and family

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