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 the intimate setting of Mairs Concert Hall at Macalester College in St. Paul. Although works of Chopin are presented frequently, the Society enjoys a wide range of piano music from over three centuries.
The five artists on our 2016-17 season are among the brightest rising stars in the piano world, each one a unique and passionate interpreter of great music. It is a special thrill for us to bring back the sensational young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor for his third appearance on our series.
Season tickets are available now. Single tickets go on sale August 15. Please visit the Tickets page for instructions on ordering season or single tickets. Many of our concerts sell out so it's a good idea to order early.
We invite you to learn more about each artist here on our website and to join us at the concerts!
— Mary Sigmond, President
Sunday, October 9, 2016 – 3:00 PM
Armenian-born Sergei Babayan was the first pianist from the former USSR to compete and study in the West after the collapse of the Soviet system. Details >
Sunday, November 13, 2016 – 3:00 PM
A lively musical intelligence and exceptional refinement of expression could be considered the professional trademarks of Italian-Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi. Details >
Sunday, February 12, 2017 – 3:00 PM
Since his unforgettable teenage appearances with the Chopin Society in 2006 and 2010, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, now 24, has seen his career take off in a spectacular way. Details >
Sunday, April 2, 2017 – 3:00 PM
By the time Italian pianist Beatrice Rana turned 20, she had won not only First Prize and all the special prizes at the 2011 Montreal International Competition, but the Silver Medal and Audience Prize at the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition as well. Details >
Sunday, May 7, 2017 – 3:00 PM
22-year old Kate Liu gained widespread attention in October of 2015 by winning the Bronze Medal and Best Mazurka Prize at the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. Details >