Evren, 22, began his musical studies at age 3 in his hometown of Minneapolis. He started with lessons in the Suzuki program at the MacPhail Center, then continued for seven years with Dr. Paul Wirth. From the age 5, Evren’s love of piano was nurtured by regularly attending... More >
At age 24, Massachusetts native Eric Lu has earned wide critical praise and a loyal following for his mature readings of great repertoire. Winner of the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Leeds Competition in 2018, he made his BBC Proms debut the following summer, and is currently... More >
Pianist Kate Liu gained international acclaim after winning the Bronze Medal and Best Mazurka Prize at the XVII International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland. She was also awarded the audience favorite prize voted by the Polish public on the Polish National Radio... More >
In 2005, at the XV Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Rafał Blechacz was awarded the Gold Medal and every one of the prizes in the individual categories for ‘Best Performance.’ He became the first Pole to win the Gold Medal since Krystian Zimerman thirty years... More >
Making a welcome return to our series is Zlata Chochieva, a pianist who continues to gain an international following for her phenomenal artistry and imaginative genius. The Moscow native trained under Mikhail Pletnev at the Central Special Music School and Pavel... More >
Welcome to the Chopin Society’s website. After more than a year of concerts canceled by the pandemic, we look forward to resuming our piano series for 2021-22. While Covid and its variants remain somewhat unpredictable, we are pleased to announce plans for a terrific 4-concert season, beginning on January 23 with pianist Eric Lu. Should any public health situation require a change in our plans, we will post notice here and on our Facebook page.
All of our 2021-22 season concerts will take place at Macalester College’s Mairs Hall. Single and season tickets may be purchased here.
In addition to our 2021-22 season concerts, we are honored to co-sponsor with Schubert Club a special all-Chopin recital on Sept. 12 with Minnesota pianist Evren Ozel. Evren will compete this October at the XVIII International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. The Sept. 12 concert will be held at the Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul. Tickets for this concert—and only this concert—are available through Schubert Club.
We look forward to seeing everyone again and enjoying the magic of live music-making together.
— Mary Sigmond, President
— Tadeusz Majewski, Artistic Director
The Frederic Chopin Society is an international piano recital series serving the greater metropolitan area of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Established in 1984, we present world-class pianists, from exciting emerging talents and mid-career masters to some of the most distinguished names in music. Concerts are held in the 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.
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