An evening dedicated to the great Polish pianist, composer and patriot, Ignace J.Paderewski.
Sunday, 11th December, 5pm – An evening dedicated to the great Polish pianist, composer and patriot, Ignace J.Paderewski. Considered the greatest living pianist of his time, he was also very active in pursuing Poland’s independence cause. In 1919 he served for a short time as Poland’s PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs.There will be a short talk with the participation of Mr Ian Cantwell, grandson of Waclaw T.Dobrzynski the first Polish diplomat accredited to Ireland as Consul General. Exactly 85 years ago, in December 1931, Paderewski gave a concert in Ireland. Consul Dobrzynski helped to organize this important event. Some of Paderewski’s piano pieces will be played by the Polish pianist Tamara Niekludow.The evening will conclude with light refreshments. Admission is free for paid-up Irish Polish Society members. € 3 for non-members. All welcome!