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The 11th International Paderewski Piano Competition 10-24 November 2019 - Bydgoszcz, Poland

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THE 11th INTERNATIONAL PADEREWSKI PIANO COMPETITION


BYDGOSZCZ

10-24 November 2019
I shall be reviewing the performances of all participants in this competition 

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https://michael-moran.org/2019/10/23/the-11th-international-paderewski-piano-competition-10-24-xi-2019/

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For the 10th International Paderewski Piano Competition  November 2016
https://michael-moran.org/blog/

For the 9th International Paderewski Piano Competition November 2013
http://www.michael-moran.com/2013/10/ix-international-paderewski-piano.html

Szymon Nehring at the VI Arthur Rubinstein Piano Festival, Łódź , Poland 14-19 October 2019

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I am here for only the last two days of this festival. How I regret not coming for the entire unique event! Considering the world eminence of the pianist and his pre-eminence in his matchless interpretation of the music of Chopin, the neglect of this festival is scarcely understandable. This impressive event, the ballet and the concurrent exhibitions in Łódź associated with it is held every two years. It has been single-handedly, imaginatively and indefatigably assembled since its inception by the Festival Director Mr. Wojciech Grochowalski. The event is held under the auspices of the organiser, the Culture and Business Foundation in co-operation with the Arthur Rubinstein International Music Foundation.

Introductory remarks on the evening were given by the host and Polish Radio presenter, and musicologist Adam Rozlach.

Official Website : http://www.arturrubinstein.pl/?start,1
The highly cultured and legendary Arthur Rubinstein was born in Łódź in 1887.  This great Polish patriot was hon…

Warsaw Philharmonic Inaugural Concert 2019/2020 Season, October 5th 2019

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There was an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation in the full to capacity Warsaw Philharmonic this evening, the second concert in the official public 'debut' this season of the Music and Artistic Director Andrzej Boreyko.  He has a long distinguished relationship with the orchestra dating back to 2007. As Artistic Director of the orchestra, he will conduct not only during their subscription series in Warsaw, but he will also participate in all the main Polish Festivals (for example Chopin and his Europe, the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music and the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival). This was his first subscription concert as Artistic Director and this season he will also tour to Japan with the orchestra. 
Andrzej Boreyko - conductor Ewa Vesin - soprano Piotr Anderszewski - fortepian Bartosz Michalowski - Choirmaster
Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
The concert opened with the Veni Creator Op. 57(1930) of Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937…