International Piano Competition Winners to Perform


The American Liszt Society Chicago/Midwest Chapter will celebrate Franz Liszt's 207th birthday by featuring International Liszt Competition winners Joseph Kingma, Chen-Shen Fan, and young rising star, Yerin Yang, performing piano works of Franz Liszt. This 8th annual event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL.
Pianist Joseph Kingma has won awards in numerous international competitions, including First Prize in both the American Liszt Society’s 2017 Franz Liszt International Piano Competition and the Monroe Symphony League’s Marjorie Stricken Emerging Artists Competition.  Pianist Chen-Shen Fan, Second Prize Winner of the American Liszt Society’s 2017 Franz Liszt International Piano Competition, in addition to the Best Liszt Interpretation Award, also received the Outstanding Performance of Bach Award by the Metropolitan International Piano Competition.  Pianist Yerin Yang was awarded First Prize, Best Performance of Solo Work Award, and the Young Jury Award at the 2018 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. In March 2018, Yerin was named winner of the 2018 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. With this achievement, she will perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra during the 2018/19 season.    
Classical piano music lovers will not want to miss this extraordinary event. All ages welcome.  Tickets:  $20 General Admission, $10 for American Liszt Society Members, $5 for College Students with Student ID, Free for kids 17 and under, and FREE for Music Institute of Chicago Students/Staff.  Tickets are available online at and at the door starting at 6:30 pm.  For more information, please visit
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ACPC Marcella Kochańska Sembrich Vocal Competition 2017


ACPC Marcella Kochańska Sembrich
Vocal Competition 2017
The $1,500 prize is given to support the career development of a young singer of Polish descent. Marcella Kochańska Sembrich (1858-1935) was a Polish coloratura soprano with a long career at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, after which she taught at Curtis Institute and Julliard School of Music

Application deadline: April 30, 2017

Application fee: None

Details and Application on ACPC website

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Christmas Spectacular 2016 koncert świąteczny 2016


Chicago Chopin Society Presents
Christmas Spectacular 2016 with Lincolnwood Chamber
Sunday Dec 18, 3PM
Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, Chicago IL

The program features composer/pianist Jaroslaw Golembiowski, celebrating his 30 years of music making in Chicago.  Conductor Philip Simmons with be joined by soloists Marlena Dzis, soprano, Luis Antonio Galvez-Alcantara, tenor, Joanna Turska, flute, and vocalist Wendy Parman, performing works by Mr. Golembiowski, Fryderyk Chopin, Leroy Anderson, Cesar Franck, Gaetano Schiassi,

 and a new sing-along medley of English and Polish Christmas favorites arranged specifically for this event      

Chicagowskie Towarzystwo Chopinowskie zaprasza
na Koncert Świąteczny 2016
Niedziela 16 grudnia o godzinie 3. po południu
Centrum Kopernikowskie 5216 W. Lawrence, Chicago IL

 Kompozytor/pianista Jaroslaw Golembiowski, celebrujący trzydziestolecie działalności muzycznej w Chicago wraz z dyrygentem Philip Simmons i solistami

Marlena Dzis, sopran
Luis Antonio Galvez-Alcantara, tenor
Wendy Parman, wokalistka
Joanna Turska, flet
Jaroslaw Golembiowski, fortepian

 przedstawią program złożony z utworów Fryderyka Chopina, Leroy Anderson, Cesar Franck, Gaetano Schiassi, Jaroslawa Golembiowskiego i in.
W programie wspólne śpiewanie kolęd polskich i amerykańskich w nowej aranżacji.


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Outstanding Pole Abroad Award.


I would like to thank the organizers, Poland Now, adjudicaters and all involved in a process of nominating and selecting the winners in this year edition of Outstanding Pole Abroad Award.            My humble thank you to all of you.
You can find more information and pictures from the award ceremony on my Facebook, the Chicago Chopin Society Facebook, and the link below:
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