‘A pianist that never played a single piece of Chopin can’t be called a pianist’
– A. Sultanov (2nd prize at the International Chopin Competition, Warsaw)
The Brussels Chopin Days (initially Brussels Chopin Day) had his first edition in 2013 and was born out of enthusiasm, ideology, love for Chopin’s music, and the aim to encourage young toptalents to share their art.
These elements are still the heart of the event, but moreover it became an established festival amongst the Belgian classical music scene.
to honour the work and life of Frédéric Chopin.
Only works of the Polish composer were performed, and no single work was programmed twice, which gave the audience the opportunity to hear a wide range of Chopin’s music, and the chance to discover some unknown treasures.
Spread over different concerts, masterpianists give their interpretation of Chopin’s music, and share their love for the composer’s work and life.
In 2016 the Brussels Chopin Day turned into a concert cycle of 4 full recitals per season, and the ‘Day’ changed into ‘Days’.
Over the passed four editions the Brussels Chopin Days had the honour to recieve pianists from Belgium, Holland, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, USA, Italy, Bulgaria and Latvia.
Vestard Shimkus, Plamena Mangova, Alexander Buzlov,
Evgeni Bozhanov, and Lukas Geniusas.Location of the festival is the Hall of the Conservatory of Brussels.