The Chopin Foundation of the United States, NW Council, an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization will continue the tradition of encouraging talented young American pianists to study and perform classical music, especially highlighting the music of Chopin. The NW Chopin Foundation holds a yearly competition featuring the finest youth talent in Washington state. Each succeeding year, the Festival has grown to becoming one of the region’s largest and well-known piano competitions. Each year, over 170 talented pianists compete for an opportunity to win Gold and Silver Medals. Fifteen years ago, Dr. Steven Lagerberg presented his vision for the Chopin Foundation which was, very simply, to showcase Chopin and his beautiful music.