US increases Chopin prize to $100,000

The Tenth National Chopin Piano Competition next years will have a top prize of $100,000, it was announced today.

The winner automatically goes forward to the Chopin Competition in Warsaw (though none has yet won it).

Competition founder Blanka A. Rosenstiel said: ‘From an early age, these talented pianists are dedicated and disciplined. Their talent and hard work deserve this kind of reward and even more. The joy that their playing brings to this chaotic world is simply priceless. I hope that once the public experiences the beauty of Chopin’s music being performed so wonderfully, they too will cherish and support these fine pianists.’


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