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Martha Argerich will inaugurate the 2nd International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments

Martha Argerich – winner of the 7th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (1965), will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 during the opening concert of the 2nd International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments (October, 5, 2023).

For the second time this year, the Polish audience will be able to listen to her unrivaled interpretation of Beethoven’s work (the artist performed Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1 on April 19, 2023 at the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw). This time, however, Martha Argerich will play this Concerto on a period piano.

During the inaugural evening, on October 5, 2023, in the concert hall of the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the following pianists will also perform on period pianos:

Thomas Ritter – winner of the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments (2018)

Naruhiko Kawaguchi – winner of the 2nd prize of the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments (2018)

Bruce Liu – winner of the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2021)

The concert will be broadcast on the YouTube channel of the Fryderyk Chopin National Institute, as well as on the Polish Radio Channel 2.

Information about the competition and broadcasts:

https://thebrilliantpiano.com/event/tomasz-ritter-bruce-liu-naruhiko-kawaguchi-period-piano-oh-orchestra-vaclav-luks/

Official website of the International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments: iccpi.pl

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