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Two concert package - special offer

There are still two more incredible recitals in our current season: Nelson Goerner, described by critics as "a stratospheric pianist and a musician of pure genius", and Kate Liu, bronze prizewinner at the 2015 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, as well as recipient of the prize for best performance of a mazurka (probably the most sought after award of the competition). These are two very different artists - Goerner is a mature artist at the height of his powers; Liu is a young talent with a unique voice, and at the outset of her artistic and musical journey. This will be Liu's Vancouver debut.

In an eloquent review, Le Monde writes, “Majestic in Chopin, unquestionable in Debussy, the Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner is one of those discreet artists whose career is immense.”
Read an interview that Geoffrey Newman did with Nelson Goerner after his 2015 concert with us.

At the competition, Kate Liu stole the hearts of the Polish audience with her authentic Chopin performances. Kate Liu was seen by many jurors and musicians as the Competition’s most original artistic personality.

World renowned music historian Alan Walker has agreed to give a lecture on the day of Kate Liu's recital. Ticket holders for Kate Liu's recital are eligible to attend Professor Walker's lecture before the concert. Walker is the author of the recent biography of Chopin, one that has been critically and universally praised, and said to be the best English language biography of the composer.

There will be a very limited number of Walker's Chopin biography available for purchase at the talk, as well as an opportunity to have the author sign your copy of the book.

Celebrate the coming of Spring by joining us for these two sublime musical experiences.

Two concert package:
Adult: A/$76; B/$60; C/$46.
Senior/Student/BCRMTA member: A/$60; B/$48; C/$36
Youth: $15 each concert
Please call the VCS: 604.871.4450 or Chan Centre box office: 604.822.2697

For detailed programming information, or to purchase tickets, please visit our website.

Have you heard about 'Music for Peace' project?

At the core of this project is the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1963 as the Hiroshima Civic Symphony Orchestra.
Please read more in articles: by Robert Markow and by Michael Moran.
If you are planning to visit Europe this August, you can have a chance to hear this orchestra performing with Martha Argerich at the Chopin and His Europe Festival in Warsaw on the 17th.

2020 Chopin Competition in Warsaw

Yes, it has been five years already! The next International Chopin Competition will take place the the Fall of next year.

Here is a calendar for the 2020 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw:

  2 October - Inaugural concert
  3-7 October -I stage
  9-12 October - II stage
  14-16 October - III stage
  17 October - Celebrations marking the 171st anniversary of Fryderyk Chopin's death
  18-20 October - Final
  21 October - First prize-winners' concert
  22 October - Second prize-winners' concert
  23 October - Third prize-winners' concert

Ticket sales for the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition will start on Tuesday, 1st October 2019. Tickets will be available at the ticket office of the Fryderyk Chopin Museum and online on the website.

If you are planning to go to Warsaw in October 2020, please let us know before October 1, 2019.
We will of course keep you posted as more details become available.

The Vancouver Chopin Society looks forward to presenting many of the winners of the next Chopin competition in our coming seasons. You will also be able to follow the progress of the competition online, and be your own judge as to who the winners are.

Our new 2019-20 season brochures will be sent before April 7th!

Patrick May, President



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Next Concerts

2018/19 SEASON

Nelson Goerner
April 7, 2019 at 3 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


Kate Liu
May 19, 2019 at 3 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


Alan Walker
May 19, 2019 at 1:15 pm
Vancouver Playhouse Salons



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