CHOPIN 2010
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    A Calendar of Events letting you know what, where and when is happening throughout the Chopin Year:

    • Events: concerts, exhibitions, shows and many others
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    A wealth of information about Fryderyk Chopin’s life and work:  

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    An inspiring guide helping children to enter the exciting word of Fryderyk Chopin’s music:

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    Engaging social networking initiatives revolving around the Chopin Year.

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    Celebrations Office

    A platform for exchanging information between institutions, journalists and organisers of jubilee events. Brings you official information about:

    • Past, present and planned activities of the Office
    • artProjects: mobile artistic projects
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Adam Harasiewicz, photo: Dominik Skurzak
19.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

His music always feels fresh to me

"It's important to shade the sound – as in the painter's palette" - interview with Adam Harasiewicz, a Juror in the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition held in Warsaw.

Michie Koyama
18.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

Climate for Chopin

"The cherry blossom is the embodiment of ethereal beauty and perfection of nature. Just like Chopin" – interview with Michie Koyama, a Juror in the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition held in Warsaw.

Zarin Mehta
17.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

The winner will play with us

"Winners of the Chopin Competition are top-class players" – interview with Zarin Mehta, director of the New York Philharmonic.

professor Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, phot. NIFC
20.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

THERE IS SUCH A PERSON...

Interview with professor Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Juror in the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw conducted during the Stage 3 of the Competition.

Józef Kański at a Chopin Competition audition, 2010
14.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

We need to find a favourite

"When they ask me today, «Who is your favourite?», I’m at a loss to answer - interview with Józef Kański.

Paolo Fazioli
14.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

Meet the Fazioli

"We use wood from the Italian Alps, from the region called Val di Fiemme, just like Antonio Stradivarii" – interview with Paolo Fazioli.

Peter Grote
10.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

Quantity can still mean quality…

"Mechanical production will never replace traditional craft. Our pianos are handmade" - interview with Peter Grote of Kawai.

Martha Argerich
9.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

This Competition is very special

"The Chopin Competition is the most special in the whole world", an interview with Martha Argerich, a Juror in the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition held in Warsaw.

Gerrit Glaner
7.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

Pianists are the most important…

"The most important is the winner of the competition, not the piano!" – interview with Gerrit Glaner from the Steinway Company.

Piotr Paleczny, Vice-chairman of the Jury
6.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

Keep calm and carry on…

„The Competition opened doors to concert halls throughout the world for me.” – interview with Piotr Paleczny, Vice-chairman of the Jury of the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.