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  • EMBASSY NEWS & EVENTS

  • 5 March 2018

    On March 4 the Embassy hosted the finalists of the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Chopin Competition for Young Pianists.

    “We are very excited that our young musicians will have an opportunity to perform on our special instrument – a great Steinway piano donated to our embassy by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, an outstanding statesman, musician and  frequent guest of the Embassy. Paderewski believed in the enhancement of freedom and democracy  through education and art.  I am glad that so many talented young people will play on Paderewski’s piano, especially this year as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence, an event towards which Paderewski contributed greatly” declared Ambassador Wilczek in his welcoming remarks.

     

    This was the second time that the Chopin Competition for Young Pianists was organized in the U.S. Capital. Eleven finalists took part in the concert at the Embassy, which was judged by a jury composed of, among others, Krzysztof Jabłoński,  laureate of the XI International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. The competition encompassed young pianists ages 9-18. Holding the finals at the Embassy was an opportunity to familiarize the young pianists with Fryderyk Chopin’s native country, and his work’s influence on Polish history.

     

    Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC

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