I feel immensely honored to perform works of Ignacy Jan Paderewski at Carnegie Hall this month -- a composer, pianist and statesman of the noblest character. It was through Paderewski's tireless efforts for the establishment of a Polish state, his many personal sacrifices, humility, unwavering generosity, eloquence of character and speech, and belief in his responsibility to serve his people that earned him the respect of millions and serves as a much needed model for today's leaders of state.
Leaving the beautiful town of Bolzano today after a stimulating week of adjudicating the 61th International Busoni Piano Competition. Some very promising young pianists have been awarded prizes including Jaeyeon Won (2nd prize, Audience Prize, one left) and Eunseong Kim (4th prize, right).
Kevin Kenner's album "Chopin Resonances" listed by Gramophone as one of the 50 greatest Chopin recordings of all time. https://www.gramophone.co.uk/feature/the-50-greatest-chopin-recordings-5
Michael Moran's review of Kevin Kenner's recital at Żelazowa Wola on the occasion of Chopin's 207th birthday: http://www.michael-moran.com/2017/03/chopins-birthday-1st-march-2017.html
Kevin Kenner performing his own arrangement of the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor with the Apollon Musagete Quartet and Sławomir Rozlach (double bass) on the occasion of Chopin's 207th Birthday at Poland's National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw will be rebroadcast on Polish National Radio Program 2 this Sunday (5 March) at 7pm CET, available at this link: http://www.polskieradio.pl/8/688/Artykul/1735054,Apollon-Musagète-Quartett-na-urodzinach-Chopina
Looking forward to Chopin's birthday...
For my friends in the Chicago area: