V International Chopin Piano Competition

The V International Chopin Piano Competition (Polish: V Międzynarodowy Konkurs Pianistyczny im. Fryderyka Chopina) was held from 21 February to 20 March 1955 in Warsaw. The competition was won by Adam Harasiewicz of Poland.

The Fifth International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition
Date21 February – 20 March 1955 (1955-02-21 – 1955-03-20)
VenueNational Philharmonic, Warsaw
Hosted byPolish Ministry of Culture and Art
WinnerPoland Adam Harasiewicz
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The competition was held in the rebuilt National Philharmonic, the date having been moved from October 1954 to February 1955, temporarily increasing the gap between two competitions to six years. Competitors were accommodated in the Hotel Polonia, where 70 practice pianos were installed.

Awards edit

The competition consisted of three elimination stages, with 74, 41 and 21 pianists respectively. Vladimir Ashkenazy was considered the favorite up until the final stage, where he performed less strongly, ultimately coming in second after Adam Harasiewicz.

The following prizes were awarded:[1]

Prize Winner
1st  30,000 Adam Harasiewicz   Poland
2nd  25,000 Vladimir Ashkenazy   Soviet Union
3rd  20,000 Fou Ts'ong   China
4th  18,000 Bernard Ringeissen   France
5th  16,000 Naum Shtarkman   Soviet Union
6th  14,000 Dmitry Paperno   Soviet Union
7th  12,000 Lidia Grychtołówna   Poland
8th  10,000 André Tchaikowsky   Poland
9th  9,000 Dmitry Sakharov   Soviet Union
10th  8,000 Kiyoko Tanaka [jp]   Japan
HM  5,000 Emi Béhar   Bulgaria
 5,000 Monique Duphil [ru]   France
 5,000 Peter Frankl   Hungary
 5,000 Stanislav Knor [fr]   Czechoslovakia
 5,000 Edwin Kowalik [pl]   Poland
 5,000 Nina Lelczuk   Soviet Union
 5,000 Miłosz Magin   Poland
 5,000 Annerose Schmidt   East Germany
 5,000 Irina Sijalova   Soviet Union
 5,000 Tamás Vásáry   Hungary

One special prize was awarded:

Special prize Winner
Best Performance of Mazurkas  10,000 Fou Ts'ong   China

Jury edit

The jury consisted of:[1]

For the first time, the jury did not sit on the stage, but on the balcony of the auditorium, where it has remained since.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "The 5th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition". Fryderyk Chopin Institute. Retrieved 30 July 2021.

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