info@chopin.pl International Record Competition
Grand Prix du Disque
Frédéric Chopin




1st
International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin, Warsaw 1985
2nd
International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin, Warsaw 1987
3rd
International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin, Warsaw 1990
4th
International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin, Warsaw 1995
5th
International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin, Warsaw 2000
6th
International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin, Warsaw 2005
7th International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin, Warsaw 2005



The 1st International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin was held in Warsaw in 1985. The Jury members of the 1st Competition were:

   Krzysztof Penderecki - President
   Andrzej Jasiñski
   Józef Kañski
   Antoni Karu¿as
   Janusz Olejniczak
   Zbigniew ¦liwiñski
   Krzysztof Szlifirski
   Jan Weber

The Jury assessed 26 CD discs from 16 world companies. 2 discs were awarded prizes.


In the 1st category of piano music the Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin went to a TELDEC produced disc:
Frédéric Chopin: 4 Ballades, Scherzos; Cyprien Katsaris (piano), no.: Teldec 8.43053, DDD
F.Chopin: Ballads and Scherzos

In the 2nd category of piano and orchestra works the Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin was awarded to a CBS produced disc:
Chopin:Piano Concerto No 2; Cecile Licad (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor André Previn, no.: IM 39153
F.Chopin: 2nd Piano Concerto in F minor





The 2nd International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin was held in Warsaw in 1987. The Jury consisted of:

   Krzysztof Penderecki - Honorary President
   Barbara Hesse-Bukowska
   Józef Kañski
   Janusz Olejniczak
   Andrzej Solczak
   Krzysztof Szlifirski
   Jan Weber

13 CD discs representing 6 companies were evaluated by the Jury. 1 record won the prize.


In the 1st category of piano music the Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin was granted to a CBS produced disc:
Chopin: Impromptus, Fantasie Op.49, Barcarolle, Breceuse; Murray Perahia (piano) no.: MK 39708, DDD
M.Perahia: Impromptus, Fantasies, Breceuse and Barcarolas

An award was granted to a DECCA produced disc:
Chopin: Songs, Mélodies, Lieder; Elizabeth Söderström (soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), no.: DECCA 414204-2, DDD
F.Chopin: 19 Songs





The 3rd International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin took place in Warsaw in 1990. The Jury members were:

   Zbigniew ¦liwiñski - President
   Jan Weber
   W³odzimierz Obidowicz
   Krzysztof Szlifirski
   Lech Dudzik
   Józef Kañski

The jury assessed 32 CD records from 13 companies. 5 discs won the prizes.


In the 1st category of piano music the Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin was granted to a CD from CALLIOPE:
Frédéric Chopin: Les Trois Sonates Pour Piano, Marche Funèbre; Henri Barda (piano),
no.: CAL 9680, ADD
F.Chopin: 3 Sonatas

In the 2nd category of piano with orchestra works the prize went to a CD from SONY CLASSICAL:
Chopin: Piano Concerto Nos. 1 & 2; Murray Perahia (piano), Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Zubin Mehta, no.: SK 44922, DDD
F.Chopin: 1st Piano Concerto in E minor, 2nd Piano Concerto in F minor



In the 4th category of remasterings of old recordings the prizes were granted to EMI's 3 CD discs from the Références series.

1) Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 & Op. 25; Claudio Arrau (piano), no.: CDH 761016 2, ADD F.Chopin: 27 Etudes
2) Chopin: Préludes, Impromptus, Barcarolle, Berceuse; Alfred Cortot (piano), no.: CDH 761050 2, ADD F.Chopin: 24 Preludest
3) Chopin: 14 Valses, Barcarolle Op. 60, Nocturne Op. 27 no 2, Mazurka Op. 50 no 3; Dinu Lipatti (piano), no.: EMI 7 69802 2, ADD F.Chopin: 14 Waltzes, Barcarola, Berceuse





The 4th International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin was held in Warsaw in 1995. Members of the Jury were:

   Piotr Paleczny - President
   Józef Kañski
   Lech Dudzik
   Mieczys³aw Kominek
   Janusz Olejniczak
   Krzysztof Szlifirski
   Stanis³aw Dybowski

The jury has assessed 45 CD records from 16 companies. 1 CD was granted the prize.


In the 1st category of piano music and in the second category of piano and orchestra works the Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin was awarded to
a Deutsche Grammophon:
Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2, 24 Preludes; Maria Joao Pires (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor André Previn, no.: DG 437 817-2, DDD
F.Chopin: 2nd Piano Concerto in F minor, 24 Preludes
The jury also awarded diplomas to pianist Idil Biret and the NAXOS company for the recording and compact discs release of Frederick Chopin's complete works for piano solo and piano with orchestra - no.: NAXOS 8.550508, NAXOS 8.550356 - 8.550369, DDD Piano concerto no. 1, Idil Biret


The 5th International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin was ended in Warsaw on September 14th, 2000. The Jury consisted of:

    Tadeusz Chmielewski - Honorary Chairman
    Bronis³awa Kawalla - Chairwoman
    Józef Kañski
    Lech Dudzik
    Mieczys³aw Kominek
    Krzysztof Szlifirski
    Andrzej Lupa
    Antoni Grudziñski

The Jury evaluated 55 CDs from 24 recording companies. 4 CDs were awarded.
According to the decision of Bronislawa Kawalla, Chairwoman of the Jury, the Grand Prix award in the category of contemporary recordings has been divided.

The following CDS received the Grand Prix:

Solo compositions - two ex aequo awards:
BeArTon - F. Chopin: Waltzes and other works; Wojciech ¦wita³a (piano); No. CDB 008; issue - National Issue vol 6.
Gega New - F. Chopin: Complete Rondos and Variations; Ludmil Angelov (piano); No. GD 135

Compositions with orchestra:
Deutsche Grammophon - F. Chopin : Chopin - Koncerty 1 & 2; Polish Festival Orchestra, Krystian Zimerman (conductor / piano), No. 459 864 - 2

In the category of historical recordings, the Grand Prix goes to:
Nimbus Records - F. Chopin: Grand Piano; Alfred Cortot - piano; Pleyel
No. NI 88 14



The 6th International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin
was held in Warsaw in 2005.

The Jury consisted of:

Bronis³awa Kawalla - chairwoman
Józef Kañski
Antoni Grudziñski
Tadeusz Chmielewski
Lech Dudzik
Kacper Miklaszewski
Andrzej Lupa
Stanis³aw Dybowski

13 CD’s representing 9 companies were evaluated by the Jury.
1 record won the prize.

In the 1st category of piano music the Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin was granted to a BeArTon produced CD:

Fryderyk Chopin - The National Edition vol. 12: Rondos, Allegro de concert, Wojciech ¦wita³a (piano) no. BeArTon CDB019



A diploma was awarded to an ALBA RECORDS produced CD:

Chopin Nocturnes vol. 1 and 2, Janne Mertanen (piano)
no. ALBA RECORDS ABCD 160, 190


The 7th Seventh International Record Competition Grand Prix du Disque Fryderyk Chopin was concluded on 26 June 2010 in Warsaw. The Award Ceremony was held on 16 October 2010 in the Chopin Museum at 1 Okólnik street.

Members of the Jury::
Antoni Grudziñski - chairman
Kazimierz Gier¿od
Bronis³awa Kawalla
Jerzy Romaniuk
Alicja Paleta-Bugaj
Tadeusz Chmielewski
Adam Rozlach
Stanis³aw Dybowski
Andrzej Lupa
Krzysztof Kuraszkiewicz

The Jury assessed 66 CD's submitted by 12 record companies. 5 CD's were awarded.

The Grand Prix du Disque Fyderyk Chopin in the contemporary recordings category was awarded to Deutsche Grammophon for the CD "Chopin - Piano Concertos" recorded by Rafa³ Blechacz with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the direction of Jerzy Semkow.

Grand Prix du Disque Fryderyk Chopin in the re-released historical recordings category was awarded to Deutsche Grammophon for the CD "Argerich Plays Chopin".

The honourable mentions in the contemporary recordings category were given to:

Deutsche Grammophon for the CD "Chopin - Preludes" recorded by Rafa³ Blechacz
Decca for the CD "Nelson Freire. Chopin - the Nocturnes"

Calliope for the CD "Chopin - Nocturnes Intégrale. Berceuse" recorded by Pascal Amoyel

Dofinansowano ze ¶rodków
Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego




For more information please contact the organizer:
The Fryderyk Chopin Society in Warsaw
The Competition Office
ul. Tamka 43, 00-355 Warszawa
tel: (+48 22) 826 65 49,
tel./fax: (+48 22) 827 95 89,
e-mail: info[at]chopin.pl; jerzy[at]chopin.pl




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