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Chopin Society of Finland

Chopin Society of Finland

The Chopin Society of Finland - a private, non-profit organization. The Chopin Society of Finland was founded in Helsinki on January 21, 2003.
Its main goals include the following:

  • to make Chopin’s music known to the general audiences,
  • to awaken young pianists’ interest in studying this repertoire,
  • to create a forum for Chopin scholars and performers,
  • to increase international contacts for Finnish musicians

Since its establishment, the Society has sponsored several Chopin concerts in the concert hall of the Sibelius Academy and at the Villa Gyllenberg, a prestigious private art museum famous for its unique Finnish collection. The pianists who have appeared under the auspices of the Chopin Society of Finland have included Gergely Bogányi, Sonja Fräki, Timo Latonen, Henrik Måwe, Marko Mustonen, among others; the last mentioned, Mr. Mustonen, was a semi-finalist at the Chopin International Piano Competition in 2004.

During 2006-2007 season, the Chopin Society of Finland will sponsor three musical events; first, a concert in November featuring Chopin's Waltzes, songs and other chamber works; second, a piano recital of Chopin's Etudes Op. 10 and Op. 25 as well as the Preludes, Op. 28, performed by Matti Raekallio (organized jointly with the Sibelius Academy); and third, a mini Chopin festival in April 2007, in which more than twenty primary and secondary music schools within the Helsinki Metropolitan area will participate by sending pianists to perform at the Sibelius Academy during one weekend. There are three age categories for this happening and the repertoire will be focused on Chopin’s music. The Chopin Society of Finland joined the Federation of the International Chopin Societies in 2003.

Member of the International Federation of Chopin Societes IFCS. President: Dr Hui-Ying Lui-Tawaststjerna.


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