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Interpreting Chopin

Interpreting Chopin

Andrzej Wierciński has won the “Fryderyk Chopin National Piano Competition”, the preliminary round of which recently took place at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall. Eight finalists performed one of Chopin’s piano concerti, E minor or F minor, accompanied by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jacek Kaspszyk. The jury, led by Piotr Paleczny, chose 20-year-old Andrzej Wierciński as the winner. He studies at the Academy of Music in Katowice and is mentored by Wojciech Świtała. His winning performance of concerto E minor received a standing ovation. First prize means that Wierciński is automatically guaranteed entry into the “17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition” in October without having to participate in the preliminary round in April 2015 when 160 pianists from all over the world will be try to get a place in the tournament.


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