October 18-21: The 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition Webcast Live on medici.tv

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October 18-21: The 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition Webcast Live on medici.tv

Martha Argerich, Maurizio Pollini, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Krystian Zimerman, Mitsuko Uchida, Garrick Ohlsson, Yundi, Rafal Blechacz, and Daniil Trifonov are just a few of the magnificent keyboard talents that the International Fryderyk Chopin Competition has helped discover every five years in Poland since the event was established in 1927. The Chopin Competition has convened again to discover the piano stars of tomorrow, with medici.tv in Warsaw starting this Sunday to webcast live the Grand Finale, October 18-20, and the Prizewinners’ Concert on October 21.

The 17th International Chopin Competition began earlier this month with 84 competitors from Poland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Italy. Twenty of these made it to the Third Stage of the Competition, being judged not only on their technical facility but also their ability to convey “the soul of Chopin,” and only ten of these fine young artists will make it to the Grand Finale. The winners will be chosen by an international jury comprising great pianists – including Martha Argerich, Adam Harasiewicz, Janusz Olejniczak, Dang Thai Son, Dina Yoffe and Yundi, all past winners of the Chopin Competition – as well as renowned pedagogues and specialists in Chopin’s music.

This summer, medici.tv set records with its live webcast of the complete XV International Tchaikovsky Competition from Moscow and St. Petersburg, with some 11 million streams around the globe of the stirring, content-rich experience (still available at http://tch15.medici.tv). Last month, medici.tv was in New York to webcast the opening gala concert of Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season, featuring pianist Evgeny Kissin and the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert (still available for viewing here).

About medici.tv

Since its official launch in May 2008, medici.tv has gained international recognition, bringing together a community of 230,000 music and arts lovers from 180 countries. In addition to offering live concert hall events that music lovers can experience on their computers and entertainment systems (Chromecast, Airplay, Smart TVs), medici.tv offers a free application (available at the Apple App Store and at Google Play for Android) that makes it possible to experience world-class artistry on all mobile devices. In addition, more than 80 client universities around the world take advantage of medici.tv, including Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music.

New partnerships include the distribution of a selection of medici.tv content through major digital platforms including iTunes, Samsung, Amazon, Canal +, GVT in Brazil and Shanghai Media Group, confirming medici.tv’s role as the leading digital provider and aggregator of audiovisual classical music programs worldwide.

In addition to webcasts of more than 100 live events each year, medici.tv has partnered with the world’s top artists and music institutions to offer subscriptions that give music lovers the opportunity to watch some 1,500 video-on-demand programs. These include concerts, operas, recitals, documentaries, masterclasses, artist portraits and archival material by such legendary musicians as Maria Callas, Glenn Gould, Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Arthur Rubinstein, Georg Solti and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

17th International Chopin Competition on medici.tv

Oct 18, 19, 20, 12:00pm EST
Grand Finale

Oct 21, 12:00pm EST
Prizewinners’ Concert

Click here for Chopin 2015 on medici.tv
medici.tv is produced by MUSEEC, in partnership with ROLEX and is supported by the European Community (MEDIA) and the CNC.


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