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RNCM Chopin Prize

Thursday 16 March 2023, 7.30pm

RNCM Concert Hall

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Join us for an evening of exceptional piano music. Our annual Chopin Prize sees finalists from our School of Keyboard Studies showcase their skills in honour of the virtuoso pianist and his compositions. 

Chopin famously played just one concert in Manchester at the prestigious Manchester Gentleman’s Concert Hall in August 1848 to one of his largest audiences. Reviewed by the Manchester Guardian, he was warmly received and made a strong impression on the Manchester music scene with this playing. A statue of Chopin by artist Ludwika Nitschowa can be found on the RNCM concourse, erected in 1973 in honour of the 125th anniversary of his appearance in Manchester.

William Fong adjudicator 

Students from the Chetham’s School of Music

Frederic Chopin Two Nocturnes Op 27:
No 1 in C sharp minor
No 2 in D flat


Frederic Chopin Scherzo No 1 in B minor


Frederic Chopin Three Etudes Op 25
No 10 in B minor
No 7 in C sharp minor
No 11 in A minor

Edward Harris-Brown

Frederic Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor Op 23

Jamie Brown

Frederic Chopin Etude in F minor Op 25 No 2
Frederic Chopin Scherzo No 1 in B minor Op 20

Emma Miao


Students from the RNCM

Frederic Chopin Mazurka Op 24 No 2
Frederic Chopin Op 17 No 2
Frederic Chopin Etude Op 10 No 4
Frederic Chopin Allegro de Concert Op 46

Xizong Chen

Frederic Chopin Preludes Op 28 No 1 to 12

Marianne Huang Yueyin

Frederic Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor
Frederic Chopin 
Heroic Pollonaise in A flat major Op 53

Hedong Li

Photo credit: Robin Clewley

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£5 (Under 26s and Students)
£10 (Full) 


This event will end at approximately 9.30pm. 

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