Please join us for an evening of music and reflection on Fryderyk
Chopin and Ignacy Jan Paderewski
in the elegant surroundings of the historic Newberry Library in Chicago.
R O G R A M
— "Some Call It Hair…,” *
LECTURE on Paderewski by Richard Dyer, music critic
— RECITAL by Jan Milosz Lisiecki, pianist
— DISPLAY of Fryderyk Chopin original score from the
collection of The Newberry Library
— DISPLAY of Ignacy Jan Paderewski correspondence and
— CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION
* “Some call it hair, I call it piano playing.” Edward
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Milosz Lisiecki, Pianist
Critics call 15-year-old Jan Lisiecki an “aristocrat
of the piano,” an “extraordinary talent,” “one
most sensational young artists”, and praise him
for “poetic and imaginatively executed playing”.
According to the July 2010 BBC Music Magazine,
Jan "is perhaps the most 'complete' pianist
of his age.”
The Canadian born pianist JAN MILOSZ LISIECKI
made his orchestral debut at the age of 9 and has
since given over 50 performances with orchestras
worldwide. Trained at the Mount Royal
Conservatory in Calgary, he is the recipient of
many prestigious awards including 2010 Debut
Atlantic and the 2010 CBC Révélations Radio-
Canada Musique; he is a prize winner in seven
international music competitions in the USA,
Europe, and Japan. On January 1, 2010, Mr.
Lisiecki had the honor of opening the 200th
Birthday celebrations of Chopin at the composer’s
birthplace, Zelazowa Wola. Today’s performance
marks his Chicago debut.
Dyer, Music Critic
RICHARD DYER was chief music critic for the
Boston Globe for thirty-three years and is a
two-time recipient of the ASCAP Deems Taylor
Award for distinguished music criticism.
A former Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University, Mr. Dyer’s
work appears in the New
Grove Dictionary of American Music, the
Metropolitan Opera Encyclopedia of Opera, and the
Encyclopedia Americana. He was recently
awarded an honorary doctorate by the New England
Conservatory and served on the 2009 jury of the Van
Cliburn International Piano Competition.