Chopin FDN Concerts in Florida

On November 12 and 13, American pianist Drew Petersen, a laureate of the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition, will present a program of Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel, Liszt, and Brahms as a part of the Chopin for All Concert Series. The Chopin Foundation began presenting the Chopin for All Concert Series in 1996 as a way to make high quality classical music, and especially the music of Chopin, accessible to the entire South Florida Community. It is also the Foundation’s way of supporting the many talented young American pianists that are featured at these concerts. The pianists are chosen in a variety of ways such as having distinguishing themselves in their communities, or through the Music Teachers National Association’s piano competitions. Many have benefited from the Chopin Foundation’s Scholarship Program for Young American Pianists, including Petersen himself, who was a consecutive recipient in the years 2009-2012. Occasionally, the concerts feature a young exchange artist from Poland, Kosovo or other countries where we’ve established partnerships.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.
Chopin for All FREE Concert Series with Drew Petersen

Broward County Main Library
100 S. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale

Sunday, November 13, 2016 | 3:00 p.m.
Chopin for All FREE Concert Series with Drew Petersen

Granada Presbyterian Church
950 University Drive, Coral Gables

On November 20, highly acclaimed Polish pianist Janusz Olejniczak will perform the first of three Chopin Salon Concerts. Olejniczak previously served as a juror for the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2005 and in 2015. He has also recorded best-selling soundtracks for the Oscar winning film, The Pianist directed by Roman Polański and La note bleue directed by Andrzej Żuławski. The concert will consist of repertoire from Chopin followed by tango selections from Isaac Albeniz, Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzola and Henyrk Wars. The evening will be concluded with intimate wine reception for all as well as an optional dinner buffet that will be served for Chopin Members and guests at an additional cost.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 | 4:00 p.m.
Chopin Salon Concerts with Janusz Olejniczak

La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Road, Miami Beach
Admission: FREE for Chopin Members. Non-members: $50

[Sources: press release,]