The Fryderyk Chopin Society organizes the competition for the young interpreters of Chopin’s music. Its instigator and later the head of jury was till his death (August 13, 1988) professor Václav Holzknecht. The competition started as an annual event and at the present time takes part every other year. At the head of the jury stands professor Ivan Klánský, who regularly invites many well known foreign pianists to be his colleagues.