Frost Chopin Festival

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The Frost Chopin Academy has introduced 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.

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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.

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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-Zydron and Margarita Shevchenko - Piano

Celebrated pianist, pedagogue and juror Katarzyna Popowa-Zydro"ì 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.

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Violin-Piano Duo Favorites

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

Kyung Wha Chung - Violin

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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