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  • 26 November 2015

    Works by Fryderyk Chopin will be performed by outstanding pianists at Beijing Concert Hall. The concert, organised by the Polish Institute, the Polish Embassy’s Cultural Section in Beijing, is the high point of this year’s events commemorating the Polish composer in China.

    The Chopin Night on 26 November in Beijing will feature the outstanding Polish pianist Wojciech Świtała, who was on this year’s Chopin Competition jury, and Eric Lu, the winner of the fourth prize of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.
     
    “The concert will not only be a musical bridge spanning our two cultures and traditions, but will also bring together pianists representing two generations. Eric Lu and Professor Wojciech Świtała will perform a cross-section of Chopin’s works: preludes, waltzes, mazurkas, and nocturnes. The recital will be an occasion to show Poland’s appreciation for Chinese pianists,” said Magdalena Czechońska, Director of the Cultural Section of the Polish Embassy in Beijing.

     

    Polish President Andrzej Duda, the concert’s guest of honour, will present Beijing Concert Hall and Chinese music enthusiasts with a replica of Frederic Chopin’s statue by the Polish artist Tadeusz Łodziana.
     
    China is Poland’s special partner in commemorating Frederic Chopin’s work. This year, the National Museum of China in Beijing launched the exhibition Treasures from Chopin’s Country, which has had more than a hundred thousand visitors. Its accompanying programme featured recitals by Beata Bilińska, a Polish pianist. This spring Beijing announced the first edition of its International Fryderyk Chopin Competition for Young Pianists to take place in 2016. The 17th International Chopin Piano Competition was streamed live on the Chinese website youku.com. Chinese journalists were able to cover the Chopin Competition in Warsaw thanks to the “Visit Poland with Li Yundi” programme.
     
    Seong-Jin Cho, the laureate of the first prize of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, will give a performance at the Beijing Concert Hall on 12 December that will complete the programme of events organised in Beijing to commemorate Frederic Chopin.
     
    The Chopin Night concert has been co-organised in partnership with Culture.pl, the Beijing Concert Hall and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute. Interview with Seong-Jin Cho may be read on Polska.pl

     
    MFA Press Office

     

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    President Duda visiting the first winner Seong-Jin Cho
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