Jan Ekier - 100 years old today!
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Jan Ekier, pianist and Chopin scholar, is 100 years old.
Jan Ekier: photo - wikicommons
A prizewinner at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw in 1937, he sat on the jury of that prestigious event nine times, from 1949 to 1995).
He developed a fine career as a pianist, performing across Europe, in Japan and the South America.
But, as you will hear when reporter Michal Kubicki interviewed Artur Szklener, director of the Chopin Institute, it was as editor-in-chief of the National Edition of Chopin’s Works that Jan Ekier became an international authority.