A fundraising concert with proceeds going to the 2nd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition, 2014 was held on the 1 May, Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music, Canberra. It was organised by Maciej Pawela the Artistic Director of the 2nd edition and featured some of Canberra’s most beloved performers and newcomers including:
The wide ranging repertoire included Chopin, Shostakovich, Saint-Saëns, Lutosławski, Maciejewski, Verdi, Schubert and Rachmaninov.
Highlights included arrangements of Chopin’s Etude, Waltz and Nocturne for the violoncello, Variations for the flute as well as rarely heard songs.
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