The Fryderyk Chopin Polish National Piano Competition is one of the oldest national music competitions in which the most talented young Polish pianists take part. Past winners include the world-famous pianists: Janusz Olejniczak, Krystian Zimerman and Rafał Blechacz.
The competition programme includes only works of Fryderyk Chopin; the first two stages are solo recitals. In the final, the pianists will perform a selected piano concerto with the accompaniment of the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marek Pijarowski.
The jury for the 50th competition will include outstanding pianists and teachers: Janusz Olejniczak, Piotr Paleczny, Ewa Pobłocka, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń (Chairwoman), Marta Sosińska, Wojciech Świtała, Waldemar Wojtal and Paweł Zawadzki.