Alpha-1 Chopin Award 2012

May 20, 2014 Alpha1 Admin Comments Off

The Alpha One Foundation would like to invite all our friends to the Chopin Award 2012 on Thursday 15th November. The competition is being held in the historic surroundings of the Oak Room in the Mansion House on Dawson Street in Dublin city centre. To reserve a seat you can contact Kitty O’Connor at 01-8093871 or email

This year the Alpha One Foundation is inviting a music student to compete for the Alpha One Foundation Chopin Bursary. Four music students from Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Cork Institute of Technology and the Royal Irish Academy of Music will be performing a Chopin piece for a bursary of €1,000. 

Frédéric Chopin suffered from chronic respiratory disease, probably Alpha-1, during his short but very productive life. The Alpha One Foundation wishes to celebrate his life and draw attention to research into respiratory disease, particularly alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (also known as hereditary emphysema). As his condition greatly influenced his music we thought it appropriate to host a competition to celebrate Chopin’s life and music annually around the anniversary of his death. We hope to have representatives from the Polish and French embassies to commemorate his close ties with both countries. 

The evening will commence at 7.00 pm with a wine reception and conclude at 9.30 pm. Tickets for the event cost €10. To secure your invitations please contact Kitty O’Connor at 01-8093871 or email