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The Schweizerische Chopin-Gesellschaft in Basel, founded in 1996 by the pianist Alicja Masan, is a registered association with manifold acitivities that is well-established in Switzerland.


Many events can be mentioned. It is our constant endeavour to offer a multi-faceted program with performances of a high standard. The band width reaches from master recitals of renowned pianists like Elisabeth Leonskaya, Krystian Zimerman, Oleg Maisenberg, Yundi Li, Rudolf Buchbinder to many other, meanwhile widely celebrated pianists like Sol Gabeta, Mihaela Ursuleasa, Martin Helmchen, Kiril Gerstein, Antti Siiralla. Other instrumentalists and ensembles in various formations have given guest performances: Ivan Monighetti, Antonio Meneses, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Peter-Lukas Graf, Brigitte Fournier, Adam Taubitz, the Aria Quartet, the Erato Quartet and many more.

The Chopin Society also organises interpretation courses... The Summer academy directed by the world-famous Russian piano pedagogue Lev Naumov and the master courses with professor Bernard Ringeissen or professor Andrzej Jasinski were quite successful.

In 1998 we realised a particular project: the Chopin Marathon. Pianists, pedagogues and students from Switzerland and abroad filled a nonstop 8 hours program presented to a changing audience. The stream of visitors and the response were enormous.

Another special event was the „Chopin Festival 1999“. One week full of activities around Chopin's work and his life: lectures, commented recitals and the scenic performance of "My Angels" (from the correspondence between Frédéric Chopin and George Sand).

To mark our 10 year jubilee in 2006 we arranged the „Basler Chopin Tage" (Basle Chopin days). The wide range of presentations went from concerts to the play "Zal" - a homage to Frédéric Chopin - and a dancing class with folk dances from Chopin's home country (Mazurka and Polonaise).

In addition to the already well established "Podium für junge Künstler" (podium for young artists) we started a new series themed "Junge Talente aus der Region stellen sich vor" (presentation of young talents from the region) two years ago. We are constantly striving to further talented youngsters. We attach great importance to our "Aprčs concerts" with dinner together with the artists. Members of our society also estimate our culture and adventure tours "Auf Chopins Spuren" (on Chopin's traces) on which not only the "musical" but also the "social life" is cultivated. Since many musicians and artists are members of our society, we also organize yearly meetings, on which works from different art categories are presented.

For the season of 2008/09 another interesting master course with the world-famous Russian pianist and piano pedagogue Dmitri Bashkirov can be announced.

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