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Chopin & Friends: Piano Recital Fundraiser with Janusz Piotrowicz

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St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood

Sylvan Road

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SE19 2RX

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In a Sunday treat for all the family, acclaimed pianist Janusz Piotrowicz will give a recital on the superb Steinway piano at St John the Evangelist. The concert, which features some of the best-loved music in the repertoire, will raise money to support the London Mozart Players’ ongoing work in the community at Upper Norwood.

Chopin specialist Janusz Piotrowicz is an incredible musician. As a schoolboy he made his piano concerto début in Windsor Castle, playing Rachmaninov. After winning the Nawrocki Prize at the 1975 Warsaw International Chopin Piano Competition he launched his international career, giving up to 300 concerts a year including performances at the Royal Albert Hall. London Mozart Players perform with Janusz at the Ripon International Festival of Music and this is a rare opportunity to hear him play in London.

Set in the round so you can get a close up view of this wonderful instrument and its maestro, St John’s will echo to the dazzling sound of Chopin’s most loved music. Drift away with the mesmerising magic of mazurkas nocturnes, preludes, waltzes and polonaises – as sparkling as the glass of prosecco in your hand. Unplug for the afternoon and help the music continue to flow in SE19.

To encourage young talent, fledgling pianists from Croydon will perform before the concert and during the interval, and in three short masterclasses, Janusz will give promising young pianists invaluable advice on their performance.


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Adult £10.00
Under 16s £5.00


Perform at the concert

If you are a local pianist under 18 and would like to perform a short piece before the recital or during the interval, please send your contact details, your name, age and the duration of your piece to jenny@lmp.org by Monday 27th May. We will process your data in line with our privacy policy which can be found on www.londonmozartplayers.com. We will never share your data with third parties.


About Janusz

Janusz Piotrowicz was born in England of Polish refugees. He began piano lessons aged two with his Mother, gave his first public recital aged five and made his Rome début aged seven in the presence of Pope John XXIII. His childhood involved extensive travel, enabling him to absorb the richness and diversity of European culture, and at every opportunity he would give a concert. The piano thus became for him a direct extension of his very being – a means of communication and expression on the most intimate of levels. His family imbued in him a knowledge of his cultural heritage – their own background, as survivors of the European Holocaust, providing another dimension to his childhood. It was therefore a fitting tribute to their own suffering when in 1994 he was invited to perform to 5,000 people at the Chopin Memorial in the Royal Łazienki Park, Warsaw, on the 50th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

Aged eleven, he was offered scholarships to the Warsaw Conservatoire, and Eton College - where he became the first Honorary Music Scholar in the history of the school. Tutored in the Heinrich Neuhaus tradition, and gifted with an innate and profound musical understanding far beyond his years, he made his mark at Eton with epic recital programmes, and was described as ‘a comet’ by his tutors. He also formed his own orchestra, initiating a personal discipline of conducting all rehearsals and concerts from memory

Whilst a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, where he was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Medal for being the most distinguished student of his generation, he made his London recital début with Chopin’s 2nd and 3rd Sonatas and the Brahms Paganini Variations, performed Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto at Windsor Castle, staged cycles of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas and Concertos in England, Poland and the USSR, and won the Nawrocki Prize for the most poetic interpreter in the Warsaw International Chopin Piano Competition.




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