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2021 The Spring/Summer Chopin Avenue Piano Competition Online

is an open competition with aim to promote the music and provide opportunity for young artists to gain experience and perform for the audience.


Any person  older than 5  years on the day of competition is eligible to enroll into the competition..


Step 1 – Registration

The registration is an online process concluded with the participation fee payment according to the fees schedule below.

The video may be submitted after the registration as per the schedule below. The video link may be submitted by email.

Step by step guide:

Step 1 – Registration

Fill in the registration form (and upload your face photo)
After filling in the registration form, you will be asked to provide payment method: Paypal, Credit Card
You may use Visa, Master or other Card or Paypal as payment method.
all our payments go through Paypal Payment Gateway. You do not need to have PayPal account. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.
If you have any issues with the online registration system, you may also send us an email at [email protected]

You may click the button at the bottom of this page to proceed with registration.

2.  Video Submission
You may submit the video any time after you register but before the deadlines as per schedule below.
Record your video and upload to youtube as unlisted video.
Name the video as: Chopin Avenue – Preliminary Round – Your Name – Composer Name – Piece Title – [2021]
(If you live in the area where youtube is temporarily unavailable,
please upload the video by www.wetransfer.com and  send the download link to info at chopinavenue.com


1. All participants are required to memorise the piece they are playing.
2. The recording cannot be older than 6 months.
3. Participants are required to perform on an acoustic piano.
Upright piano or grand piano may be used.
4. It is recommended that participant follow an appropriate dress code.
5. The face has to be clearly visible and the full view of the participant should be visible.


03 March 2021:
Registration deadline

14 March 2021
Primary Round Video Submission Deadline

18 March 2021
Primary Round Results Announcement on the website

22 March 2021
Finals Video Submission Deadline

27 March 2021, Saturday, 10:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time
Award Ceremony Online for Groups: A, B, C, D, E, F, G

28 March 2021, Sunday, 10:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time
Award Ceremony Online for Groups: H, I, J, K, L-1, L-2, M-1, M-2



Dr Hyunkyung Kate Lee

Dr Hyunkyung Kate Lee

Head of Jury

Studied Music at the New York University
Performed extensively throughout the United States, South Korea, Italy, and Southeast Asia including Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall or the Seoul Art Center. Dr. Lee has performed in the master classes of Martin Canin, Paul Posnak, and William Doppmann.
Dr. Lee has been invited to perform contemporary music internationally and has had many arrangements written for her. In particular, her close musical relationship with the composer OckMi Han has led to several world premier concerts and recitals. A prize winner in the Artists International Piano Competition and the National Korean Young Adults Competition, Dr. Lee performs both as a soloist as a chamber musician. She is active as a member of the performance division of the Korean Piano Society and the SungSim Piano Quartet. She is also well-known as a collaborator with a variety of artists such as modern dancers and electronic music artists.

Currently, Kate is a professor of music at Kangwon National University in Korea. She has worked in the past as a lecturer at the Catholic University of America and as a professor at the Catholic University of Korea.

Jose Ramos Santana

Jose Ramos Santana

Jose Ramos Santana graduated from Julliard School, and currently a member of the piano faculty at New York University Steinhardt School and teaches at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C..
A great perfomrer and an established recording artist. Performed with New York Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Detroit Symphony and many more and cooperated with conductors including Krzysztof Penderecki, John Adams, Dennis Russell Davies or Jerzy Semkow.

His recital work has taken him to major venues throughout the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Central America, and the Far East.
Jose Ramos Santana is also an established recording artist including his world premiere of “Glosas” by Roberto Sierra on the Fleur de Son Label that received critical acclaim or his collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra that also includes recordings of Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G and Saint- Saens Piano Concerto in G minor op. 22

Previously judged at Gershwin International Music Competition, Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition, Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, Louisiana International Piano Competition czy William Kapell International Piano Competition.

Dr. Sara Davis Buechner

Dr. Sara Davis Buechner is one of the most original concert pianists of our time. “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times), “thoughtful artistry in the full service of music” (Washington Post),

“Buechner has no superior.” (Japan’s InTune) Earned top prizes at international piano competitions including Queen Elisabeth (Brussels), Leeds, Mozart (Salzburg), Beethoven (Vienna), and Sydney, Tschaikowsky Competition in Moscow or Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. Dr. Buechner has performed with top orchestras (New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra) and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl.  She has toured throughout Latin and South America, Asia and Europe. She has commissioned and premiered important contemporary scores by composers such as Michael Brown, John Corigliano, Ray Green, Dick Hyman, Vitězslavá Kaprálová, Jared Miller, Joaquín Nin-Culmell, and Yukiko Nishimura.

Dr. Buechner has released numerous acclaimed recordings and her interpretation of Hollywood Piano Concertos won Germany’s coveted Deutsches Schauplatten Preis. She has taught at New York University, Manhattan School of Music, Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, University of British Columbia.


YoungSook Kim

Graudated (BA and MA) from Ecole Noermal de Musique de Paris, France. 
Studied with great pianists indcluding Yvonne Loriod.

Emerita Professor of the Catholic University of Korea
where she worked  for over 30 years.
She also taught at Seoul National University.

Awarded an Hononrable Professor Awards in Korea.

Performed with numerous orchestras including KBS Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philihamonic Orchestra. Solo recitals and chamber recitals throughout France, England and Korea.

YoonJung Park

YoonJung Park

Yoon Jung Park
Studied music at the New England Conservatory of music in Boston, USA with a Master’s degree in Piano Performance, Collaborative Piano, and obtained a Graduate Diploma of Piano Performance. She played multiple recitals and performed in various music festivals. She held a position at the university in Korea and continued her performance journey.

Dr Aleksander Danda

Dr Aleksander Danda

Honorary Judge

Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Hong Kong


Music interpretation. Tempo, technique, musicality, manner of performance, preparation


Cash / Voucher Prizes:

– Grand Prize for the winners of  Young Artist and Professional groups: USD 800 divided in USD 200 Cash Prize and USD 600 Scholarship Voucher for the Chopin Avenue Summer Online Piano Festival  2021

– First Prize for the winners in Categories A-M: USD400 Scholarship Voucher for the Chopin Avenue Summer Online Piano Festival 2021

– Second Prize in Categories A-M: USD 300 Scholarship Voucher for the Chopin Avenue Summer Online Piano Festival 2021

– Third Prize in Categories A-M: USD 200 Scholarship for the Chopin Avenue Summer Online Piano Festival 2021

– Master Class for First Prize Winners in Categories H – L (worth USD 300)

Diplomas and Certificates:

– Grand Prize Diploma for the Winners of Young Artist and Professional groups

– First, Second and Third Prize Diploma in each category

– Special Diploma: Best Chopin Performance Diploma in the Young Artist and Professional categories, issued by the Fryderyk Chopin Society in Poland (Established in 1934)

– Chopin Avenue Award Diploma for best performer in each category for:
Chopin Sonata, Chopin Polonaize, Chopin Mazurka, Chopin Waltz and Chopin Ballade

– Consul General Award Diploma

Certificate of Honor Award

Certificate of Participation

Impeccable Manners Award Diploma

Teacher Award Diploma

Registration Fee

Group A to E – USD 100,
Group F to K – USD 130,
Group L – USD 150,
Group  M – USD 130,


VISA, Master Card and PayPal   –   One click payment upon registration