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Chopin Foundation of the United StatesPresented in partnership with the Chopin Foundation of the United States, the Frost Chopin Academy is presenting the Frost Chopin Festival which allows concertgoers to enjoy a weeklong celebration of the music of Chopin and beyond featuring world-class artists from around the globe. This year’s festival features performances by pianists Dang Thai Son, Margarita Shevchenko, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron, Kevin Kenner, jazz pianist Shelly Berg and a special appearance by legendary violinist Kyung-Wha Chung who comes to the Festival in conjunction with the Friends of Chamber Music of Miami. The Festival is also inviting Alan Walker, one of the world’s most sought-after musicologists, to lecture twice on topics related to Chopin and his life. Two additional concerts will also feature performances by the most promising students of the educational wing of the Festival, the Frost Chopin Academy, and the Festival concludes with performances by selected pianists performing the Chopin Piano Concertos with members of the Amernet String Quartet. Each concert will be moderated by renowned musicologist and Frost Research Professor Emeritus Dr. Frank Cooper.

Don’t miss a single performance for this exciting festival!
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Frost Chopin Festival Opening Recital

Dang Thai Son

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Dang Thai Son - Piano

1st Prize winner of the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw opens the Frost Chopin Festival with a recital dedicated to the music of Paderewski, Liszt and Chopin, with a special introduction to the program by Miami’s own eminent scholar Dr. Frank Cooper. This event was made possible through the generous support of the Chopin Foundation of the U.S.

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Improvisations on Classical Themes

Shelly Berg Monday, June 25, 2018, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Shelly Berg - Piano

The piano masters of the 18th and 19th centuries were almost all outstanding improvisers. The Frost School of Music’s own Shelly Berg offers the Festival an homage to these masters in an evening of improvisations on classical themes.

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Piano Recital Dedicated to the Music of Chopin

Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and Margarita Shevchenko - Piano

Celebrated pianist, pedagogue and juror Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and Chopin Competition prize winner Margarita Shevchenko offer a joint piano recital dedicated to the music of Chopin. A double treat not to be missed. Introductory remarks will be offered by Dr. Frank Cooper. This event was made possible through the generous support of the Chopin Foundation of the U.S.

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Violin-Piano Duo Favorites

Kyung Wha Chung Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Kyung Wha Chung - Violin and Kevin Kenner - Piano

In partnership with the Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, legendary violinist Kyung Wha Chung and pianist Kevin Kenner offer the Festival an evening of violin-piano duo favorites, including works of Faure and Franck with supplemental remarks by Dr. Frank Cooper.
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Festival Lecture I "Chopin the Raphael of the Piano"- FREE

Alan Walker

Friday, June 29, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Alan Walker, Lecturer

In this first of two fascinating lectures by one of the world’s most revered music scholars, Alan Walker explores Chopin's unique approach to the keyboard that shaped the course of history. This event was made possible through the generous support of the Chopin Foundation of the U.S.

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Stars of the Academy, Concert I - FREE

Friday, June 29, 2018, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Enjoy the first of two evenings of Chopin’s piano music performed by the Academy’s talented young students.

FREE Event

Festival Lecture II "A Winter in Majorca" - FREE

Alan Walker

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 6 – 7 p.m.

Alan Walker, Lecturer

In this second of the Festival’s lectures, Alan Walker dispels the notion of Chopin's three months with George Sand on the Spanish island of Majorca as a honeymoon. In fact, the episode was a fiasco, one that nevertheless inspired some of his most compelling compositions. This event was made possible through the generous support of the Chopin Foundation of the U.S.

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Stars of the Academy, Concert II - FREE

Amernet String Quartet

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Amernet String Quartet

Join us in the grand finale of the Festival as more talented pianists of the Academy perform works of Chopin as well as the winner of the Concerto Audition, who will perform a Chopin Piano Concerto with members of the illustrious Amernet Quartet in a special arrangement for piano and strings.

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