• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland


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  • 3 May 2013

    A sunny spring evening on April 30th this year attracted music lovers to the reception room of the Polish Consulate in Toronto to listen to a piano recital of the Polish-Canadian pianist - Jan Lisiecki. The Polish Consulate together with Deutsche Gramophon and Universal Music Canada organized a musical encounter with this very talented 18-year-old Polish-Canadian pianist. Jan Lisiecki presented his second album entitled “Chopin Etudes,” which was released by Deutsche Grammophon.

    Chopin Etudes performed by this very talented artist are becoming more and more successful and they sound very simply and naturally. It is an absolutely sensational CD”- advertised Thom McKercher, director of classics and jazz, Universal Music Canada.

    During such remarkable musical event, Consul General of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Grzegorz Morawski also added his voice and remarked that this young 18-year-old artist promotes Poland not only with his talent but also with redoubled strength, and thus, he reaches a worldwide audience with the music of Frederic Chopin. In one word, Jan Lisiecki plays like a young Frederic Chopin!


    Toronto musical circles were represented by Mervon Mehta (director of the Royal Conservatory of Music), Ron Davis (well-known jazz pianist who works for a record company Blue Modules), Gordon Mansell (the organizer of the international festival of organ music in Toronto - Organix), and managers of Universal Music Canada and Distribution Select. Polish music scene was represented by Dr. Andrew Rozbicki (Celebrity Symphony Orchestra) and Maciej Jaskiewicz (Toronto Sinfonietta).


    During the concert, Mr. Grzegorz Morawski (the Consul General of Poland) handed the young artist a framed large format poster promoting Lutosławski Year. The poster was designed especially for this occasion by a renowned Polish graphic, Prof. Zbigniew Latała (Cracow University of Technology). The poster also hangs in the reception room at the Polish Consulate, next to the photograph of Witold Lutoslawski, which was taken by a well-known Canadian artistic photographer, Andre Leduc.

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