2014 Events

 The Festival was most proud to offer the following events, November 13-16, 2014.  These were the first four of what we hope will become an annual cycle of concerts honoring Ignacy Jan Paderewski.   This cycle included four lectures on the life and artistic contributions of Paderewski and three piano concerts by distinguished and accomplished pianists. 

Thursday, November 13, 7:00pm

City of Raleigh Museum (CORMuseum), 220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh

Free lecture: Dr. Alvin M. Fountain II, Honorary Consul, Republic of Poland, Raleigh ”Raleigh and Paderewski: An Unusually Close Connection”

Friday, November 14, 7:30pm

Meredith College, Carswell Recital Hall

Lecture by Adam Wibrowski (Krakow, Paris), Professeur de Piano, Conservatoire de Paris ”Warsaw: Formative Years”

Pianist: Andrew Tyson, (New York), Curtis Institute; Chopin contestant in Warsaw, 2010

Saturday, November 15, 2:30pm

Saint Mary’s School, Smedes Parlor

Lecture by Adam Wibrowski (Paris, Krakow), Professeur de Piano, Conservatoire de Paris ”Paris: Breakthrough to Fame”

Pianist: Krzysztof Książek (Poland), Second Place, Paderewski Competition in Los Angeles, California, 2013

Sunday, November 16, 2:30 pm

North Carolina Museum of Art, Main Auditorium 

Lecture by Maja Trochimczyk (Los Angeles), President of Moonrise Press and Board Member, Polish American Historical Association ”New York/Raleigh: Triumph in the English-Speaking World”

Pianist: Peter Toth (Hungary), First Place, Paderewski Competition, Los Angeles, California, 2013; International F. Liszt Record Grand Prix from the Hungarian Liszt Society, 2006

The three concert programs follow.


First Annual Paderewski Festival

Raleigh, North Carolina

Andrew Tyson

Meredith College, Carswell Recital Hall

3800 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, North Carolina

Friday Evening, 7:30pm

November 14, 2014

Menuet in G. Op. 14, No. 1                                                   Ignacy Jan Paderewski

   Humoresques de concert

Intermezzo Polacco, Op. 14, No. 5                                       Ignacy Jan Paderewski

   Humoresques de concert

Four Mazurkas, Op. 30                                                        Fryderyk Chopin

          No. 1 in C minor

          No. 2 in B minor

          No. 3 in D-flat major

          No. 4 in C-sharp minor

Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 26, No. 1                           Fryderyk Chopin

Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47                                    Fryderyk Chopin


Prelude No. 1 “D’ombre et de silence” (1973)                        Henri Dutilleux

Prelude No. 2 “Sur un même accord” (1977)                         Henri Dutilleux

Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13                                                      Robert Schumann


First Annual Paderewski Festival

Raleigh, North Carolina

Krzysztof Książek

Saint Mary’s School, Smedes Parlor

900 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, North Carolina

Saturday Afternoon 2:30pm

November 15, 2014

Variations in A-major on “Come un agnello” (Sarti), K460      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Nocturne in F-sharp minor, Op. 48, No. 2                             Fryderyk Chopin

Etude in E-minor, Op. 25, No. 5                                           Fryderyk Chopin

Etude in F-major, Op. 10, No. 8                                           Fryderyk Chopin

Fantasia in F-minor, Op. 49                                                 Fryderyk Chopin


Variations in A-major, Op. 16, No. 3                                     Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Three Mazurkas, Op. 50                                                      Fryderyk Chopin

          No. 1 in G-major

          No. 2 in A-flat major

          No. 3 in C-sharp minor     

Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44                                      Fryderyk Chopin

Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 42                                                Fryderyk Chopin


First Annual Paderewski Festival

Raleigh, North Carolina

Peter Toth

North Carolina Museum of Art Auditorium

2110 Blue Ridge Road

Raleigh, North Carolina

Sunday Afternoon 2:30pm

November 16, 2014

Nocturne in B major                                                            Ignacy Jan Paderewski

   from Miscellanea, Op. 16, No. 4

Ballade in G minor, Op. 23                                                   Fryderyk Chopin

Polonaise, Op. 9, No. 6                                                       Ignacy Jan Paderewski


Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude                                     Ferenc Liszt

   Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S 173, No. 3

Legend No. 2                                                                      Ferenc Liszt

   Saint François de Paule marchant sur les flots, S 175, No. 2 

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6                                                  Ferenc Liszt