Chopin & Paderewski 2010

Jan Lisiecki, pianist

The 150th anniversary of the
birth of Ignacy Jan Paderewski
and the 200th anniversary
of the birth of Fryderyk Chopin

Friday, November 12, 2010 7 :30 p.m.

Jan Lisiecki debut CD

Chopin & Paderewski 2010
International Conference

Loyola University Chicago
November 11-13, 2010

Events - 2010


The Organizing Committee for
Chopin & Paderewski 2010 celebrations
was formed to coordinate and promote
celebratory events honoring the 150th
anniversary of the birth of Ignacy
Jan Paderewski and the 200th anniversary
of Fryderyk Chopin's birth, in order to
contribute to the importance, visibility, and
validity of the commemorations.

We strongly believe that it is essential to
mount a resonant celebration of
Paderewski’s achievements in order to
secure his legacy in America by restoring
the prominence of Ignacy J. Paderewski's
timeless virtues. The Maestro is an
important model as a musician, statesman,
and humanitarian who shared his talent and
life for the good of nations.

We also believe that it is important to
remember the meaning Chopin's music
had for the Polish nation during
difficult historic events in the mid-19th century. Fryderyk Chopin, born in Poland
and then part of the Polish literary and
artistic diaspora in Paris, had no home to
return to, as Poland lost its independent
political entity in 1831. Chopin has been
since the symbol of the nation’s intellectual
and cultural identity and of spiritual freedom.

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The multiple goals of the conference are: to explore Fryderyk Chopin as a composer, a master of Romantic music, and patriot; to look at Ignacy Jan Paderewski as a pianist, composer, philanthropist, diplomat, politician, and the third Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland; and to place Chopin, Paderewski, and Polish independence in the context of American and world culture and politics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Fascinating Reading:

The Paderewski
By I. J. Paderewski
and Mary Lawton

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