The Australian International Chopin Piano Competition Composition Competition seeks to promote the continuing legacy of the music of Fryderyk Chopin, and to promote young Australian composers by providing an opportunity to compose an original work for piano, based on a work of Chopin's.
In each edition of the competition, a specific work of Chopin's is chosen to form the inspiration of the new work, and the winning composition is included in the Piano Competitition as mandatory repertoire.
Please see the Requirements tab for information about the 2017 Competition.
Fugue in A Minor Op. Posth. (Paderewski Edition Vol XVIII)
Between 10 and 15 minutes long.
Guidance for Competitors:
- Applicants can use whatever they wish from the Fugue as raw material for a new composition for solo piano.
- The new work is not intended as a copy of the Chopin style, rather, on the contrary, we want something new and musically demanding.
Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AM
- Open to all composers who turn 36 no earlier than 1 January 2018, and who are Australian citizens living in Australia or overseas, Australian residents living in Australia , or non-residents domiciled in Australia for at least 5 years.
The prizes for the winning composition are as follows:
- $2,000 (AUD)
- The winning composition becomes mandatory repertoire for the 3rd edition of the Auwstralian International Chopin Piano Competition 2017.
- A residency at one or more institutions in Poland to include at a minimum the Penderecki Centre in Lusławice. The specific details of the residency/ies will be arranged in consultation with the winner.
- A commission from the Friends of Chopin Australia for one of the laureates of the 3rd edition, to be agreed in consultation with the composer, the laureate and the Friends of Chopin Australia.