A special stamp issued to commemorate the XVII International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition being held in Warsaw, Poland.
The XVII International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition is being held in Warsaw, Poland on April 13–24, 2015 (preliminary round) and October 1–23, 2015 (main competition and concerts).
Prize winners’ concerts are on October 21–23, 2015.
Frederic Chopin Piano Competition
– Foundation of Piano Competition
The International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition, often referred to as the Chopin Competition, is a piano competition held in Warsaw, Poland.
It was initiated in 1927 and has been held every five years since 1955. It is one of few competitions devoted entirely to the works of a single composer,the Frederic Chopin.
The first competition was founded by the Polish pianist and pedagogue Jerzy Zurawlew.
The competition became one of the founding members of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva, in 1957.
The competition is now-a-days organized by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute of Warsaw.
– Special awards
Traditional special awards include the Polish Radio prize for the best Mazurka performance (since 1927), the Fryderyk Chopin Society in Warsaw prize for the best Polonaise (since 1960), and the National Philharmonic prize for the best performance of a Piano Concerto (since 1980).
– About Frederic Chopin
Frederic Francois Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, who wrote primarily for the solo piano.
He gained and has maintained renown worldwide as one of the leading musicians of his era, whose “poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation.”
Chopin was born in what was then the Duchy of Warsaw, and grew up in Warsaw, which after 1815 became part of Congress Poland.
Title: XVII International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition
Date of Issue: 1 October 2015
Denominations: 1,75 zl
Source: Poland Post