Chopin One of the world's major piano competitions is the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. The competition only comes around once every five years. This year's winner is a Polish pianist named Rafal Blechacz (RAF-aw(l) BLEH-(h)aatch). From a concert in Duszniki (doosh-NEE-kee), a spa town in western Poland, we hear him playing four Mazurkas, Op. 17, by Chopin.