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Eight young pianists have been chosen to participate in the Washington DC first-ever Chopin Piano Academy. The Chopin Piano Academy is an bi-annual intensive program of masterclasses and performances with the world’s leading Chopin experts Piotr Paleczny, Krzysztof Jablonski, and Jeffrey Swann, each of whom are lauded prize-winners from the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. The eight chosen pianists will have the opportunity to work with these renowned musicians in a series of public masterclasses. All who attend the masterclasses will have the rare opportunity to witness a deep exploration of Chopin’s music. In addition, the faculty artists and students will perform in two public recitals.

Faculty Artists

Piotr Paleczny
Krzysztof Jablonski
Jeffrey Swann

Selection Jury

Martin Labazevitch
Magdalena Stern-Baczewska
Jose Ramos Santana
Golda Vainberg-Tatz

Schedule of Events

Friday March 1

10AM Paleczny/Zhu Wang - Nocturne in B Major Op. 62 No. 1
11AM Paleczny/Daniel Szefer - Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor Op. 20
12AM Jablonski/Angeline Ma - Sonata in B Minor Op. 58, I. Allegro Maestoso
1PM Jablonski/Antoni Kleczek - Fantasie Impromptu Op. posth. 66
2PM Jablonski/Huiping Cai - Ballade No. 4 in F Minor Op. 52
3PM Swann/Nikita Stepanenko - Nocturne in E-Flat Major Op. 55 No. 2
4PM Swann/TianYi Li -Etude Op. 10 No. 1 in C Major
5PM Swann/Wanlin Yu - Sonata in B Minor Op. 58, III. Largo
7 PM Faculty Recital at the Embassy Of Poland (this event is invitation only)

Saturday March 2

10AM Swann/Huiping Cai - Etudes Op. 25 No.10 in B Minor and No. 11 in A Minor
11AM Swann/Angeline Ma - Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Op. 22
12AM Swann/Antoni Kleczek - Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor Op. 20
1PM Jablonski/Daniel Szefer - Sonata in B Minor Op. 58, I. Allegro Maestoso
2PM Jablonski/Zhu Wang -Sonata in B Minor Op. 58 III. Largo and IV. Finale
3PM Paleczny/Wanlin Yu - Sonata in B Minor Op. 58, I. Allegro Maestoso
4PM Paleczny/Nikita Stepanenko - Fantasie in F Minor Op. 49
5PM Paleczny/TianYi Li - Ballade No. 4 in F Minor Op. 52

Sunday March 3

10AM Swann/Zhu Wang - Sonata in B Minor Op. 58 I. Allegro Maes
11AM Swann/Daniel Szefer - Ballade No. 4 in F Minor Op. 52
12PM Paleczny/Antoni Kleczek - Valse Brilliante Op. 34 No. 2 in A minor
1PM PalecznyHuiping Cai - Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor Op. posth.
2PM PalecznyAngeline Ma -Ballade No. 4 in F Minor Op. 52
3PM Jablonski/Wanlin Yu - Sonata in B Minor Op. 58, II. Scherzo
4PM Jablonski/TianYi Li - Nocturnes Op. 62 No. 1 in B Major and No. 2 in E Major
5PM Jablonski/Nikita Stepanenko -Three Mazurkas Op. 50s
7 PM – 9 PM Participant Recital at Levine Music Silver Spring

Directions to the Masterclasses


Masterclasses will be held at Levine Music Silver Spring, 900 Wayne Avenue, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring MD 20910. The hall is located at the public library building. Take the elevator to the second floor. Handicap accessible entrance is located at the East door.

Parking is available and free on the weekends, across the street at the Wayne Avenue Garage. There are many cafes and restaurants in Downtown Silver Spring.

All classes are open to the general public with a suggested donation of $15 per day.

For questions please email us at chopincompetitiondc@gmail.com or call 443-299-9959

Who we are

Barbara Bernhardt

Kosciuszko Foundation Washington DC Director

Martin Labazevitch

Artistic Director

Jason Solounias

Competition And Academy Director

Jolanta Stefanska

Advancement Director

Devree Lewis

Operations Manager