22.10.2020 Events, Music, News

Chopin concert opens the POSK Online programme

Chopin’s music played by award-winning Polish and British pianists will inaugurate POSK Online.

The concert has been recorded as part of the new initiative POSK Online, aiming to present Polish culture, history and art in these times of coronavirus pandemic, when the organising of such events is difficult or even impossible.

POSK is the biggest Polish community centre in the UK and has used this time to build a new system allowing for recording and live broadcast of cultural events directly from the stage of POSK Theatre.

The regular broadcasts are planned for every Thursday at 19.30.

Taking part in the first concert on the POSK Theatre stage are two artists who both studied at the Royal College of Music and have won many international piano competitions.

Artur Haftman is a young Polish pianist well known to the community for his many concerts, including one at Lancaster House during a high-level Polish-British diplomatic event.

The bravura pianist John Paul Ekins, whose many performances include the Royal Albert Hall concert to commemorate Poland’s regaining independence, brings an added dimension with his fascinating introductions to the works he plays.

The broadcast comes in the week when millions of fans of Chopin’s music would have been following the Chopin International Piano Competition from Warsaw National Philharmonic, sadly postponed due to the pandemic.

It will be available free on the POSK website www.posk.org as well as on POSK Facebook.

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