The 67th KF Chopin Piano Competition

Applications are OPEN for

The 67th Kosciuszko Foundation

 Chopin Piano Competition 

The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities representing a professional level of performance ages 18-30. Preliminary, first, and second rounds are all online.  Semifinal and final rounds are live in Washington D.C.

 Preliminary Round: Video recording

20 minute recital 

Results announced January 3, 2022

Saturday-Sunday February 5-6: First Round Online
20 minute solo recital video recording 

Results announced Sunday February 6

Saturday-Sunday February 12-13: Second Round Online
30 minute solo recital video recording
Results announced Sunday February 13

Friday February 25: Semifinal Round Live Performance
50 minute solo recital at St. Ann Catholic Church in Washington D.C.

Saturday February 26: Rehearsal with Orchestra


Sunday February 27: Final Round Live Performance

Concerto performance with members of the National Philharmonic at St. Ann Catholic Church in Washington D.C.


First Round and Second Round must be video recordings made in a single take, and must be unedited.


All semifinalists will receive a stipend for travel expenses to Washington D.C. and will be placed with host families for the duration of the live competition.

Application Deadline
11:59 PM EST Sunday December 19, 2021

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The Kosciuszko Foundation's Chopin Piano Competition was established in 1949, in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the death of Frederic Chopin. The inauguration took place at the Kosciuszko Foundation House in New York City, with Witold Malcuzynski as a guest artist, and Abram Chasins, composer and music director of the New York Times Radio Station, presiding. Over the years, many outstanding musicians have been associated with the competition including Van Cliburn, Ian Hobson, and Murray Perahia. Today, the Kosciuszko Foundation's Chopin Competition continues to encourage gifted young pianists to further their studies and to perform the works of Polish composers. 

Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition Historical Overview - DOWNLOAD HERE

Van Cliburn, winner of 1952 KF Chopin Piano Competition with KF Founder - Stephen Mizwa 

The 67th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition (hereinafter called the Competition) will be held on February 5-27, 2020.  It will be a Hybrid Competition Featuring Recitals Online and Live Performances in Washington D.C.

Prizes & Rewards:

Cash Awards

1st - $5,000

2nd - $3,000

3rd - $2,000

Szymanowski Prize - $1,500

Other Prizes and Performances TBA

The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities representing a professional level of performance, ages 18-30, and who meet the requirements described in application requirements below.

For more information about the KF Chopin Piano Competition please contact us at: [email protected] or call (212) 734-2130.

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