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Poland x Japan The Chopinland Competition aims to hold a commemorative concert for the winners at the Poland Pavilion at Expo 2025 (April Dream)

Toon Planning Co., Ltd.
[Poland x Japan] The Chopinland Competition aims to hold a
commemorative concert for the winners at the Poland Pavilion at Expo 2025 (April Dream)
A dream collaboration between the winners of the 1st to 3rd Chopinland Competitions (2022 to 2024)
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〇 Piano competition jointly sponsored by Poland’s largest publisher PWM Edition and Japanese publisher Toon Kikaku Co., Ltd. from 2022 *Judges include Wojciech Śfitawa, a world-renowned pianist who also serves as a judge for the Chopin International Piano Competition. 〇Implemented with support from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the Inspiring Culture Program
〇The top three students in each category will participate in the award ceremony and concert at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Japan. Winners from the past three years will perform in Osaka at the Poland Pavilion at Expo 2025.
Our company supports April Dream, which aims to make April 1st the day to share dreams. This press release is the dream of Toon Kikaku Co., Ltd., which hosts the Chopinland Competition, and PWM Edition. PWM Edition (Polish Music Publishing House, Representative: Daněl Czych) and Toon Kikaku Co., Ltd. (Representative: Shigeyasu Fukuda) will co-host the “Chopinland Competition” starting in 2022, and will hold the third competition in the fall of 2024.
To commemorate the 3-year anniversary, we aim to hold a commemorative concert for the winners at the Poland Pavilion at Expo 2025 in Osaka.
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What is the Chopinland Competition? – Implemented with the support of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Features: Recommended pieces
The Chopinland Competition is a piano competition sponsored by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the Inspiring Culture Program. “Chopinland” also means “Chopin’s hometown (Poland)”.
The feature is in the assigned songs. The repertoire, supervised by world-famous pianists Ewa Pobłocka and Wojciech Świtawa, includes works by Poland’s most famous composer, Chopin, as well as other Polish composers such as Gowik, Rybicki, Goncieniec, Garszyca, and Szymanowski. .
By learning the rhythms and sounds unique to Poland through the competition, students will acquire Polish pianism and a wider range of expressions, and we have carefully selected pieces that will allow them to utilize what they have learned when attempting difficult pieces such as Chopin.
About the holding method and past holdings
Participants who win the excellence award in each preliminary round will be able to advance to the final round to be held in Tokyo. The number of songs performed is basically one song in the
preliminaries and one song in the finals. (There are some assignments that combine multiple songs.)
It is possible to play the same song or different songs in the preliminaries and finals.
The participants who won the Grand Prize, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place in the final competition will be invited to the Winners Reception & Concert, Master Class (Junior High School Division and Above)/Mini Master Class (Preschool to Elementary School Division, Grand Prize Only). I’m inviting you.
《Reference: Number of participants and screening results》
・FY2022 https://www.chopin-land.com/p/data-chopinland2022.html ・FY2023 https://www.chopin-land.com/p/data-chopinland2023.html
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Winners reception and concert held at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Japan
On the day after the final round, a reception and concert for the winners (award ceremony, concert, celebration) will be held at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Japan with the cooperation of the Polish Information and Cultural Center.
The embassy was held in a special location, and it was a valuable opportunity to experience Polish culture while in Japan, with a venue where Polish was spoken, Polish cuisine served, and a performance by Professor Świtawa, who was visiting Japan from Poland. , has been very well received.
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Aiming to hold a commemorative concert for prize winners at Expo 2025 Poland Pavilion
Due to time constraints, only one winner from each category will perform at the award reception and concert mentioned above.
However, we would like everyone who gave a wonderful performance in the final round to have more performance experience, and we want a wide range of people to know about Polish works while being exposed to Polish culture. We are continuing to make adjustments to realize our dream of holding a commemorative concert for the winners at the pavilion.
We hope to provide not only the performers, but also everyone who attends the opportunity to experience the culture of Poland, Chopin’s homeland, and to learn about Polish works that they were previously unaware of.
If there is any progress, we will be sure to notify you on the official website. [Official homepage] https://www.chopin-land.com/
Regarding the holding of the 3rd Chopinland Competition in 2024 Participation requirements will be announced around mid-April. An overview can be found below.
《2024 Overview》https://www.chopin-land.com/2024/02/overview20240222.html The latest information will be published on the official website and each SNS. Official website: https://www.chopin-land.com/
LINE: https://lin.ee/3Ge30yM X(old Twitter):
https://twitter.com/ChopinLandPiano Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/CHOPINLANDPianoCompetition Instagram: https://www.instagram.com /chopinland_piano_competition/
-Reference- Event results in 2023
[Sponsor (co-sponsor)] PWM Edition, Toon Kikaku Co., Ltd.
[Special Sponsor] Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland [Cooperation/Support] Polish Information and Cultural Center, Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan Szymanowski Association, Japan Chopin Association, All Japan Piano Teachers Association (Pitina) Total 7 Category (Preschool category, 1st and 2nd grade elementary school category, 3rd and 4th grade elementary school category, 5th and 6th grade elementary school category, junior high school category, high school – general A category, high school – general B category) [Required piece] Works by Polish composers (Supervision: Eva Pobłodzka, Wojciech Śfitawa) [Holding method] Preliminaries ⇒ 2 stages of finals
[Holding period] Preliminaries: October / Finals: November
[Preliminary judges] Tokyo first half: Hiroyo Imagawa (head judge) / Daiki Kato / Masataka Takada, Osaka: Masako Nakai (head judge) / Maki Inoue / Serizawa Keiji, Tokyo Second term: Eiko Nezu (head judge) / Ai Katagawa / Kayo Miki, video: Nozomi Sugawara / Nozomi Nakagiri / Nao Mieno [Final judge] Wojciech Świtawa (head judge), Masako Ezaki, Marie Kimeo , Shoko Kusuhara (1st day), Rika Miyatani (2nd day), Takashi Yamamoto
About participating in April Dream
“April Dream” is a project by PR TIMES in which companies broadcast their dreams that they hope to eventually come true on April 1st. We are seriously aiming to make this dream come true.
More details about this release:
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