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Free concerts during National Chopin Piano Competition

The National Chopin Piano Competition is coming to Miami and – for piano lovers – here's a real treat: The preliminary rounds, quarterfinals and semifinals will all be free and open to the public. The competitions will take place at Miami-Dade County Auditorium.

Twenty-six contestants will be competing from 10 states: Alexander Agate, Nadia Azzi, William Davidson, Stanley DeLage, Avery Gagliano, Misha Galant, Umi Garrett, Chelsea Guo, Fantee Jones, Timothy Jones, Sherry Kim, Katie Liu, Anastasiya Magamedova, Dominic Muzzi, Mary Ogawa, Evren Ozel, Christopher Richardson, Victor Shlyakhtenko, Talon Smith, Daniel Szefer, Eric Tran, Athena Tsianos, Parker Van Ostrand, Chanel Wang, Victor Xie and Min Joo Yi

Here's when you can catch highly gifted pianists performing as they vie for the $100,000 prize:

  • Preliminary Rounds, Feb. 22 and 23, Session I from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Session II from 2-5 p.m.
  • Quarterfinals, Feb. 24 and 25, Session I from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Session II from 2-5 p.m.
  • Semifinals, Feb. 26 and 27, Session I from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Session II from 2-5 p.m.

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Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at


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