‘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 her 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 international 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, master pianists gave their interpretation of Chopin’s music, and shared their love for the composer’s work and life.
In 2016 the Brussels Chopin Day turned into a concert cycle of five full recitals per season, and the ‘Day’ changed into ‘Days’.
Over the passed editions the Brussels Chopin Days had the honour to receive pianists from Belgium, Holland, Austria, Poland, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, USA, Italy, Bulgaria, Argentinia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Georgijs Ososkins, Lukas Geniušas, Leonora Armellini,
Vadym Kholodenko and Charles-Richard Hamelin.
Location of the festival is the Hall of the Conservatory of Brussels.