The Friends of Chopin Australia is a registered charity dedicated to the promotion of the music of Chopin in Australia through performance, research and public engagement. It was established in 2012 and is honoured to have as its patron the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Australia.
The mission of the Friends of Chopin Australia is to research, document and promote the role that Chopin has played and continues to play in Australia’s musical life. It is also dedicated to supporting young and emerging artists to achieve excellence in their field on the world stage.
The Friends of Chopin Australia is responsible for the Australian International Chopin Piano Competition (AICPC) and has held three successful editions of the Competition in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Canberra, and the Australian National University and its School of Music, in 2011, 2014, and 2017.