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  • 16 April 2018

    To celebrate 100th Anniversary of Poland’s Regained Independence, the Polish Embassy in cooperation with the Polish Communities and New Zealand partners around the country invites all music lovers to the series of piano concerts and recitals by a prominent Polish pianist, Raphael A. Lustchevsky.

    The programme will include masterpieces for piano by Polish composers – mainly the iconic author of the Romantic era Frederic Chopin and one of the fathers of the Polish Independence, great pianist and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski - and other European maestri.


    Commemorative ANZAC Day Recital in AUCKLAND - Wednesday, 25 April, 7.30pm - Lewis Eady - more information HERE


    Concert in CHRISTCHURCH "Heart of Europe" - Saturday, 28 April, 7pm - The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts - more information HERE


    Concert in WELLINGTON (by invitation only) - Thursday, 3 May


    Concert in WELLINGTON - Friday, 4 May, 12 pm - St Andrew's on The Terrace - concert co-organised with the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand and Isreali Embassy in Wellington highlighting 100 years of Poland's regained Independence & 70 years of the the State of Israel - more information HERE


    Concert in WAIHEKE - Sunday, 6 May, 5pm - Whittaker's Musical Museum - more information HERE 


    Concert in DUNEDIN - Thursday, 10 May, 7pm - Marama Hall, Dunedin - more information HERE


    Raphael Lustchevsky is a Steinway Artist, listed on the Steinway & Sons Artists Roster in New York since 2001, featuring the world's finest pianists. He debuted at the age of 16 with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, his talents taking him around the globe for more than two decades. Today he is one of the most accomplished Polish artists, performing with leading orchestras, in prestigious festivals and concert halls.  As a sought out visiting professor and successful music educator he delivers master courses for young pianists in many locations; this time also in New Zealand. He designed and developed two regional Chopin piano competitions.


    “one of the finest performers of Chopin's repertoire in the world and one of the greatest pianists of his generation”

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