Curtis student, 18, books her place in Warsaw Chopin finals

Curtis student, 18, books her place in Warsaw Chopin finals


norman lebrecht

March 02, 2020

From our colleagues at South Florida Classical Review:

Avery Gagliano, an 18-year-old student at the Curtis Institute, was named First Prize winner of the 10th National Chopin Competition in Miami on Sunday evening. The award carries a cash prize of $100,000 and entry into the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw this coming October …

More here.



  • jay says:

    And so the competition lunacy continues………………

  • PHF says:

    100k? Jesus… lollipops for life.

  • Gene says:

    Bravo, Miss Gagliano!

    Back when she was a public school student, she was given the run-around by her then public school administration for being “truant” despite her straight-A grades, strong academic support from parents, and a developing piano career:

  • James Scott says:

    Curtis is in Philadelphia, not Washington, DC.

  • sdg says:

    she’ll have to get through the 1st 3 rounds before she gets to the finals.

  • Annette says:

    She’s absolutely polished and deserved to win. I saw the entire competition. But still, there was a 16 yo who was more impressive. But made more mistakes.