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Gawartin Chopin Piano Competition

February 9, 2020

$50 – $70

The Gawartin Chopin Competition is open to students from all branches of MTAC. It provides an opportunity to compete for cash prize awards, as well as performance appearance at the Winners’ Recital.

Chairs: Dr. Wojciech Kocyan, Louisa Wong

Event Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

Location: Steinway & Sons Beverly Hills located at 8801 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Deadline to complete online application: January 27, 2020

Postmark Deadline for Entry Fees: January 28, 2020

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Co-chairs: Dr. Wojciech Kocyan & Louisa Wong
Competition date: SUNDAY, February 9, 2020.

Competition venue: Steinway & Sons Beverly Hills located at 8801 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Deadline to complete online application: January 27, 2020.

Please mail entry fees check (made payable to MTAC-WLA) and proof of age document, postmarked by January 28, 2020, to competition co-chair Louisa Wong at 124 S. Kenter Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049.
WINNERS’ RECITAL will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Roth Hall, Crossroads School located at 1714 21st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
All prize winners are required to perform at the recital wherein awards will be presented.
For any questions, please e-mail co-chairs Louisa Wong, or Dr. Wojciech Kocyan
To encourage the highest level of performance of Chopin’s solo piano music. This competition is open to ALL MTAC Branches.
Entrants may select any one of the following piano works of Chopin:
1. One long work in its entirety, with the exception of multiple-movements work;
2. One movement or multiple movements from a single sonata (total time not to exceed ten (10) minutes);
3. A collection of shorter pieces from the Chopin solo piano repertoire (total time not to exceed 10 minutes)
Division I: age 10* & under
Entry fee: $50
Award amount: 1st place $150, 2nd place $100
Division II: age 13* & under
Entry fee: $60
Award amount: 1st place $300, 2nd place $200
Division III: age 18* & under
Entry fee: $70
Award amount: 1st place $500, 2nd place $400

*Age as of competition day of February 9, 2020

A $20 late fee per entry will apply past application deadline and upon approval of the chair(s).
Proof-of-age document (e.g., birth certificate, passport, driver’s license) is required for all applicants.

Ties and honorable mentions are permitted.
 In the event of a tie or ties,  award amounts will be redistributed within the Division.


1. Student must currently be studying with a current MTAC teacher member from any branch. Said teacher must be the student’s primary piano instructor for at least six months immediately prior to entering the Competition.

2. Each teacher is allowed to enter up to three students in each division.

Previous first place winners in Division I are  ineligible for Division I.

Previous first place winners in Division II are ineligible for Division II.

Previous first place winners in Division III are ineligible for Division III.

3. This Competition is open to public.

4. All music must be memorized. Contestants who do not play from memory will be heard by the judges, but
 are ineligible to be selected as winners.

5. Contestants must bring one original score for each of their pieces to the Competition.
 No photocopies are permitted.
 Contestants who use an unauthorized photocopy(ies) in the Competition
 maybe disqualified and not permitted to participate in the Competition. In the event of out-of-print works or works downloaded from online sources, photocopies will be permitted with the appropriate license from the publishing company. This must be cleared with the Competition chair(s).

6. Decisions of the judges are final. Judges are not obligated to select a winner in each division.

7.   Any teacher/parent who at any time contacts a judge regarding this Competition and/or its results may have his/her student/child disqualified from the Competition.

8. The receipt of a submitted MTAC-WLA online application form  shall be deemed as an acceptance and agreement of the applicant to the Competition Rules & Regulations stated above. In the event of any disputes, claims, questions, or disagreements arising from or relating to the rules and regulations of this Competition or the Competition Agreement, or the breach thereof, MTAC-WLA shall utilize its best effort to settle the disputes, claims, questions, or disagreements.b. To this effect, the parties shall consult and negotiate with each other in good faith, and recognizing their mutual interest, attempt to reach a fair and equitable solution satisfactory to both parties. If the parties do not reach a solution within a period of sixty (60) days, then upon notice by either party to the other, all disputes, claims, questions, or differences shall be finally settled by an arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with the provisions of its Commercial Arbitration Rules, each party to bear its own cost.


February 9, 2020
$50 – $70
Event Category:


Louisa wong
Dr. Wojciech Kocyan


Steinway & Sons Beverly Hills. 8801 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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