Chopin festival kicks off in Poland

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-05 05:45:13|Editor: zh
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WARSAW, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- A total of nearly 20 concerts and piano recitals will feature in the ongoing the 73rd International Chopin Festival, which started on Friday and will run till Aug. 11, in Duszniki-Zdroj, a popular mountain spa resort in south-western Poland.

Among the invited artists are renowned concert pianists such as Sergei Babayan or Jonathan Plowright as well as fine artists of a younger generation like Alessio Bax, Rachel Cheung or Boris Giltburg, Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported.

In addition to Fryderyk Chopin's music, the artists will also present works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky.

Prof. Piotr Paleczny, artistic director of the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj, emphasized that the event is aimed at "promotion of talented pianists of the young generation".

Master classes conducted by Prof. Vanessa Latarche from the London Royal College of Music and Prof. Eugen Indjic from Schola Cantorum in Paris will be held as accompanying events, the festival's spokesperson Edyta Wolfson told PAP.

The International Chopin Festival at Duszniki-Zdroj, the oldest event of the kind in the world, has been held annually since 1946 to mark young Chopin's brief stay and concerts at this health resort in 1826.