The Chopin Foundation updated 2013-2014 Season of Concerts


 Miami, September 24, 2013  It is our pleasure to present an updated 2013-2014 season of Chopin concerts. Keeping true to its mission to support and promote the next generation of great American pianists, the Chopin Foundation will present a total of 20 concert dates during the 2013-14 Season including: “Chopin for All,” seven monthly FREE concerts, each presented in two locations – on Saturdays at the Broward County Main Library, and on the following Sundays at the Granada Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables;  the Salon Series which consists of three intimate concerts followed by a wine reception and dinner at the beautiful La Gorce Country Club on Miami Beach; plus three  special events.

In addition to presenting past competitions’ winners, the Foundation introduces several exciting young rising piano stars to South Florida’s audiences.

Please See updated Calendar Listing below

Chopin For All”  This FREE concert series has been offered to South Florida audiences since 1996.  The Foundation uses the seasons in between the National Chopin Piano Competition of the U.S., which is held every five years, to promote past winners and introduce a new batch of prospective candidates for the next competition (which will take place in February 2015).  Six young pianists will make their S. Florida debuts at the Main Library in Broward and at the Grenada Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables.  The seventh program will feature young local pianists who are selected by audition to perform an all Chopin program.  These events have become very popular in recent years.  No ticket is required and seats fill quickly so attendees should plan to arrive early!

 The Salon Series consists of three intimate concerts, each followed by a wine reception and a sumptuous dinner, at La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Road, Miami Beach overlooking the gorgeous golf course.  These fundraising events are open to the public and provide an excellent opportunity to meet incredible artists and socialize with other classical music enthusiasts in an absolutely fabulous setting. Due to the increasing popularity of the Salon concerts, advance reservations are required for these events which are truly a feast for all of the senses.

Special Events – The Chopin Foundation will host a series of special events and collaborative programs during the season. This year’s main event will be a Celebration of Chopin’s Birthday on March 1, 2013 at the Manuel Artime Theatre in Little Havana, featuring internationally acclaimed pianist, Sergei Babayan, with Amernet String Quartet.  The Foundation is very pleased to take this opportunity to introduce the Theater as the exciting new venue for the upcoming 2015 National Chopin Piano Competition. Two concerts on Key Biscayne are also being planned.

For Tickets, reservations and information about the Chopin Foundation of the United States or how to become a member, please visit the website: or contact the organization directly:

[email protected] • 305-868-0624

 Calendar Listings & Concert Information

Please note the changes in RED!

Chopin for All Free Concert Series

All concerts are presented in two locations:

Saturdays at 3 pm at Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Sundays at 3 pm at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive, Coral Gables

No Tickets Required.

November 2 & 3, 2013    

Corbin Beisner, emerging young American pianists – Chopin and Liszt

 December 7 & 8, 2013

Drew Petersen, Outstanding Chopin Scholarship recipient, with baritone Erik Petersen (his 17 year-old brother) – Chopin &  Schubert


January 18 & 19, 2014
Conlan Miller
, First Prize winner of the 2013 MTNA Young Artists Piano Competition – Expressions at the Piano: Bach, Chopin, Liszt & Ravel

 February 8 & 9, 2014

Lindsay Garritson, an award winning young pianist, violinist and vocalist – Chopin & the Music of Spain

 March 15 & 16, 2014

2013 International Paderewski Piano Competition winner; name & program TBA

 April 12 & 13, 2014

Young Pianists Concerts – young South Florida piano students selected by audition – All-Chopin program

 May 17 & 18, 2014

Micah McLaurin, an award winning 17-year old American pianist  – Chopin & Schumann

Salon Concert Series

The  4:00 p.m. concerts are followed by a wine reception and post-concert dinner with wine
La Gorce Country Club,
5685 Alton Road, Miami Beach

November 17, 2013

An exciting new duo from Poland: Aleksandra Kuls, violin and Marcin Koziak, piano – Beethoven, Bartok, Szymanowski & Wieniawski

 January 12, 2014

The phenomenal Claire Huangci, 2010 National Chopin Piano Competition winner

 March 30, 2014

Sean Chen, winner of the 2013 American Pianists Association’s Fellowship and the Bronze Medal of the 2013 Cliburn In’t Piano Competition

 While the concerts are free to paid Chopin Foundation members, non-member tickets are $45 for just the concert and reception, or $100 including the dinner.  Members may attend the gourmet dinner for $55.

Special Events

February 23, 2014, 4 pmIn partnership with University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Atmospheric and Marine Science, the Chopin Foundation presents the fabulous local pianist, Dr. Adam Aleksander. Concert and post-concert reception $35, $30 Chopin members.  RSMAS, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL

 March 1, 2014, 8 pmThe Foundation will present Chopin’s Birthday Celebration at Manuel Artime Theater in Little Havana. Pianist Sergei Babayan and

Amernet String Quartet, Chopin and Dvorak. Manuel Artime Theater, 900 SW 1st Street, Miami, FL


March 9, 2014, 5 pm The Chopin Foundation continues its collaboration with the Village of Key Biscayne.  Artists TBA for this Special Chopin Concert in Key Biscayne, FL. • [email protected] • 305-868-0624