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About our 2020-2021 Season
If you visit our
web site, you would be able to look at our
star-studded upcoming season, with performances by seasoned
artists as well as rising stars.
As you know, there are, at present, still many uncertainties
regarding how long the current policies of social distancing would
go on for. We are, therefore, still waiting to see how things will
look before we send out brochures and accept subscription and
ticket requests. We will continue to monitor the directives from
our health authorities before make further announcements.
For those of you who have credit for our upcoming concert(s), rest
assured that it would be applied to the first concert we are able
We promise to keep you posted with the latest development of our
Federico Colli to play for Vancouver audience
As you know, we had been forced to cancel the
scheduled Vancouver debut of pianist Federico Colli.
To thank you all for your generous support during these most
challenging times, we have arranged for Colli to record a short
recital from his home in Italy.
As you know, The Vancouver Chopin Society is a non-profit
organization that is operated entirely by volunteers. Because of
all those who had donated their tickets to the cancelled concerts,
we are using part of the funds you donated to directly support our
This brief performance will be available hopefully before the end
of May, and will include 4 Scarlatti sonatas, Bach’s Italian
Concerto, BWV 971, and Bach-Busoni’s Chaconne in D minor. We will
be writing to you with further details about how to access this
We hope to reschedule Federico Colli to perform for us in a future
season, but this will give you a glimpse into his artistry and
Tomasz Ritter Video Concert
Tomasz Ritter, winner of the first International
Chopin Competition for Period Instruments, will also be recording
a video concert just for Vancouver audiences. The recording will
take place this month, and we will again be keeping you posted
with details of the programme when this becomes available for
viewing. Thank you for your patience, and support.
We also hope to re-present the Vancouver debut of Ritter in one of
our future seasons. Please do stay tuned!
18th International Chopin Competition – Latest
Because of the threat of the current Corona virus
pandemic, the 18th International Chopin Competition has been
postponed to October of 2021. According to the L’Institut National
Frederic Chopin, the list of the qualified pianists has and will
not change. The competition will now take place from October 2nd
to 23rd of 2021, at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw. Further
details about the competition will be announced on May 14th.
It looks like the talented young pianist getting ready to travel
to Warsaw this year will have more time to hone their craft!
With our heartfelt appreciation,
Patrick May, President
Iko Bylicki, Senior Manager
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