The Chopin Foundation announces its 2016-2017 Concert Season


Miami- The Chopin Foundation of the United States, a Miami-based national non-profit organization with international impact, proudly announces its new season of concerts celebrating the organization’s fortieth anniversary.

As part of the annual Chopin for All Free Concert Series, the two top finalists from the 2015 National Chopin Competition will make their S. Florida encore appearances: Eric Lu, the Competition’s First Prize winner, will perform a duo program with the excellent young violinist, Ariel Horowitz. Second prize winner Rachel Kudo, returns in a duo piano recital with a renowned Miami-based pianist, Marina Radiushina. And as part of its international artist exchange program, the Chopin Foundation will present two of Poland’s outstanding young pianists, Krzysztof Ksiazek and Anna Miernik.

Each of the seven concerts in this free series, which runs monthly from November through May, is presented twice: on Saturdays at the Broward County Main Library in Fort Lauderdale, and on Sundays at the Granada Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables.

More Polish flavor will spice up the Chopin Salon Concert Series.
Three distinguish Polish pianists will be featured: Janusz Olejniczak, known for recording the best-selling soundtrack of Roman Polanski’s movie The Pianist; the jury Chair from Warsaw’s International Chopin Competition, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron; and a former pupil of Leonard Bernstein, Marek Drewnowski, will complete the star-studded list of pianists on this Polish infused series. All three salon concerts are followed by a wine reception and will be presented at the elegant La Gorce Country Club on Miami Beach,

2016-17 Chopin Foundation’s Fortieth Anniversary Season
Chopin for All FREE Concert Series Presented by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
Saturdays at 3 pm, Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale Sundays at 3 pm, Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive, Coral Gables

Nov 12, 13, 2016 Drew Petersen, a laureate of the 2015 Leeds Int’l Piano Competition
Dec 3, 4, 2016 Rachel Kudo & Marina Radiushina – solo & duo piano performance
Jan 21, 22, 2017 Eric Lu, piano and Ariel Horowitz, violin
Feb 18, 19, 2017 Krzysztof Ksiazek, winner of the 2015 National Chopin Competition of Poland
March 11, 12, 2017 Anna Miernik, young award winning pianist from Poland
April 22, 23, 2017 Young Pianists Concerts– selected local piano students in an All-Chopin program
May 20, 21, 2017 Reed Tetzloff, young outstanding American pianist

Chopin Salon Concerts 4 pm, La Gorce Country Club, Miami Beach Concerts followed by wine reception and optional dinner. Reservations required. Featuring three distinguished master pianists from Poland

Nov 20, 2016 Janusz Olejniczak, Poland. Presented by Gray and Sons Jewelers. Internationally renowned pianist and juror of the International Chopin Competition, Mr. Olejniczak has also recorded soundtracks to a number of films on Frederic Chopin, including the Oscar winner, The Pianist, by Roman Polanski

Jan 15, 2017 Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron, Poland. Presented by Dr. Carlos J and Mrs. Dominguez. Head of the Jury of the 2015 International Chopin Competition, Ms. Zydron is a celebrated concert pianist and respected teacher

March 26, 2017 Marek Drewnowski, Poland. Presented by Louis Leibowitz Charitable Trust. A former pupil of Leonard Bernstein, Mr. Drewnowski is known internationally for his remarkable skills as a pianist and conductor

Salon concert tickets: $50 (includes wine reception) Chopin members are free. Optional post-concert dinner is $60 per person (includes tax & gratuity). In support of the next generation of Chopin-lovers, students are admitted for free.

Special Concert
February 26, 2017, Chopin at Key Biscayne – in partnership with the Village of Key Biscayne Free Admission. Artist TBA.

More information at; ph. 305.868.0624