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Dylan Henderson the winner of the young scholars’ Chopinological essay competition 2020!


We are pleased to announce the results of the competition organised by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, in association with the School of Arts & Sciences in Philadelphia (US), for a new, unpublished essay in English concerning Fryderyk Chopin and his music. Up to 31 August, the organisers received texts concerning the composer and his music, as well as Chopin reception as broadly understood, or else focussing on a subject representing material for comparative research into the Polish composer’s life and work.


The submitted texts were assessed by a competition jury comprising: 
Prof. Zofia Chechlińska, The Fryderyk Chopin Institute
Dr Norbert Müllemann, Henle Verlag
Dr Bruno Moysan, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yveline
Prof. María Nagore Ferrer, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Prof. Jim Samson, Royal Holloway University of London
Prof. Zbigniew Skowron, The University of Warsaw

The winner is Dylan Henderson for the text A ’Narrow-Keyed’ Pleyel: The Ergonomics of Chopin’s Interface.

This essay will be published in The Chopin Review in 2021, and its author will receive a prize of 1000 euro. 


Regulations of the Chopin Study Competition for Young Researchers

Competition Application Form

Please send any queries to: contact@chopinreview.com