Who: Seong-Jin Cho of South Korea
Where: Warsaw, Poland
What: Won 17th International Frederic Chopin Piano competition in Poland
When: 20 October 2015
Seong-Jin Cho of South Korea, aged 21, won the 17th international Frederic Chopin Piano competition in Warsaw, the capital of Poland on 20 October 2015. With this, he also won the prize money of 33600 US dollars.
The winning of this competition opens the way for Seong-Jin to performances in some of the world’s best-known concert halls.
Charles Richard-Hamelin of Canada won the second prize while third place went to Kate Liu of the United States (US).
Apart from this, Seong-Jin also won the Fryderyk Chopin Society Prize for best performance of a polonaise.
The competition began on 3 October 2015 and saw participation of 78 pianists from 20 countries.
About the Frederic Chopin Piano competition
The competition is held every five years and is one of the few in which pianists play pieces by a single composer. It has been a launching pad for many internationally renowned Pianists.
According to the rules, only the pianists from across the world born between 1985 and 1999 can apply for the competition.
The competition is held under the Honorary Patronage of the President of Poland and the organizer of the competition is the Fryderyk Chopin Institute.