The Frederic Chopin Society is an international piano recital series serving the greater metropolitan area of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Concerts are held in beautiful and intimate Mairs Concert Hall at Macalester College in St. Paul. Although programs often include works by Chopin, the Society enjoys a wide range of keyboard music from over three centuries.
The 2018-19 season presents two Van Cliburn medalists, the return visit of a lyrical master from several seasons back, our first ever all-Rachmaninoff program, and, in the first of several composer-pianist events planned for the coming seasons, an artistic mega-talent performing music of her own creation.
Season tickets are available now. Single tickets go on sale starting August 15. Please visit the Tickets page for instructions on ordering season tickets or single tickets. We invite you to learn more about each artist here on our website and to join us at the concerts!
Mary Sigmond, President
Tadeusz Majewski, Artistic Director
Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 3:00 PM
Ukrainian-born and Moscow-educated, 32-year old Vadym Kholodenko was thrust into one of the brightest of classical music spotlights in 2014 when he was awarded the Gold Medal and other top prizes at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn Competition. Details >
Sunday, November 11, 2018 – 3:00 PM
In addition to piano performance, Shai Wosner studied composition, music theory, and improvisation in his native Israel before moving to New York at age 21 to study at Juilliard with Emanuel Ax. Details >
Sunday, February 24, 2019 – 3:00 PM
In addition to being a phenomenal pianist, Russian-American Lera Auerbach is also a prolific poet (in both Russian and English), visual artist, playwright, librettist, author, and composer who has published more than 100 works for opera, ballet, orchestral, solo instrumental, and chamber music. Details >
Sunday, March 31, 2019 – 3:00 PM
In June of 2017, 24-year old Minneapolis native Kenny Broberg made area pianophiles proud by winning the Silver Medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn Piano Competition, no small achievement, as the Cliburn is one of the world's most demanding of all piano competitions. Details >
Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 3:00 PM
Boris Giltburg, who studied piano first with his mother in Moscow, and later with Arie Vardi in Israel, today enjoys a flourishing career and reputation as a formidable and charismatic presence at the keyboard. Details >