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Connecticut Chopin Foundation, Inc.
International Paderewski Piano Competition
After the success of Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, CT, we decided to create another piano competition, this time dedicated to the person of Ignacy Jan Paderewski. The competition will take place at gorgeous piano gallery Shawn's Piano in West Hartford, CT on October 7-9, 2016. Maestro Paderewski was not only a wonderful pianist but also Polish-American patriot, prime minister of Poland and privately great friend of US President Woodrow Wilson. Thanks to his political engagement, Poland resuscitated its lost independence after World War I. He belonged to the world's most eminent pianists. His arrivals after world concert tours to Paso Robles, CA, where he resided were real festivities with all city inhibitants walking in procession to meet him.
I believe, International Paderewski Piano Competition will gain your attention. The most interesting pianists will be discovered and recommended to our international partners around the world. I hope to see you this November.
Dr. Krystian Tkaczewski
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