IInd Edition of The International Piano Competition Jeune Chopin - 2020

The Frederic Chopin Institute in Switzerland is organizing the second edition of the International Young Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, which will be held in Martigny (Switzerland) from 25th to 28th of October. This international competition aims at discovering the music of Frédéric Chopin by young performers from all over the world to present themselves in a front of the greatest specialists of the Polish composer, most of them are members of the jury of the great Frederic Chopin International Competition in Warsaw. Our competition aims to become a certain bridge for preparation for the polish contest. We are honoured to have received patronage from Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw and Martha Argerich.

Magdalena Hirsz // director of the competition President of Chopin Institute in Switzerland

The competition will be held in October 2020 in the House of Music (Maison de la Musique) in Martigny surrounded by beautiful landscapes of the Swiss Alps, located in the center of the city and two steps from the railway station.

Octodure by its Roman name, Martigny is an important crossroads between Switzerland, France and Italy, close to the Mont Blanc massif, the highest peak in Europe. The region has attracted many famous people including Jean-Jaques Rousseau, Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Franz Liszt.

The concert hall is integrated into a large modern building with rehearsal rooms. The participants can chose whether to stay in Boutique Hotel or in host families for free. Boutique Hotel leads a pioneering social integration project because it employs thirty people with disabilities and provides them with a rewarding life. Boutique Hotel will grant a special discount price for all participants.