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Polish Concert Commemorating 210th Anniversary of Frederic Chopin

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In the picture Polish pianist Lucas Krupinski at the Polish Embassy in The Hague.

By  Roy Lie Atjam.

This year Poland celebrate the 210th anniversary of the birth of the great Polish composer Frederic Chopin. The 210th anniversary of the birth of Frederic Chopin is no small occasion for the music world. 

On this occasion, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in the Netherlands H.E. Mr Marcin Czepelak hosted a classical music concert performed by a young Polish pianist – the London based Lukasz Krupinski (1992). Mr Krupinski replaced pianist Aleksandra Swigut who unfortunately had to cancel her trip to The Hague. The concert took place on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at the Polish Embassy. Polish embassies in Bangkok, Russia and other cities organized similar concerts.

The concert which comprised compositions of Chopin: Barcarole in F sharp major op 60, Etude in B minor op.25 No.10, Waltz in C sharp minor Op 64 No.2

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, Op. 14 No.8

Robert Schuman: Symphonic Etudes Op.13

Many came to enjoy the concert, leaving no empty seats. All in all, it was a successful evening of tribute to Frederic Chopin.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in the Netherlands H.E. Mr Marcin Czepelak.

The Polish pianist Lucas Krupinski, is the winner of the 7th International Piano Competition in San Marino and all of the piano contest prizes, the Audience Award, the Music Critics Award and the Orchestra Award, in 2016.

He was the finalist of the International Competition of Ferruccio Busoni in Bolzano in 2017 and the winner of International Piano Competitions in Aachen (2016) and Hannover (2015). As a semi-finalist, Lucas found himself amongst the best 20 pianists of the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition, Warsaw in 2015.

A reception with Polish wine and delicatessen concluded the evening. 

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