In this episode of TVP World’s Pulse of Culture, our show host Katarzyna Sanocka zoomed in on the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań and its second stage, which holds many surprises.
Hana Chang from the United States, Jane Cho from South Korea, Meruert Karmenova from Kazakhstan, Hina Maeda from Japan, Qingzhu Weng from China and Dayoon You from South Korea are the six competitors who will put their skills to the test during the final round of Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. In the final, the young artists will necessarily perform one of the competition sponsor’s violin concertos and a concert by one of the following four composers: Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák or Mendelssohn.
The final round will be available live on TVP, Polish radio and online.
This episode also featured the commemoration of Fryderyk Chopin on the 173rd anniversary of his death. Chopin is considered one of the most important piano composers of all time. He wrote his first Polonaise at the age of seven. Frédéric Chopin spent part of his life in France where he died of tuberculosis. His heart, however, returned to the Polish capital.
Other events covered in this episode include the nomination of Edward Pasewicz as the winner of the Central European Literature Prize, an exhibition of still lifes at the Louvre, Paris, the announcement of the Booker Prize winner and the death of conductor of the Kherson Philharmonic Yuri Karpatenko at the hands of the Russian invaders for refusing to cooperate.