Aleksander the Great!!!


No, I haven’t mis-spelt the topic. I and the Lady of the House were privileged to be part of a small people attending a concert of Chopin and Brahms, given by the Pole Aleksander Kudajczyk in a small Glasgow Church Hall.

npianist106.jpgThe history of this young man and his appearance on the concert platform, is very interesting, and was very news-worthy for some time,and if you want to know it, type his name into Google.

Suffice to say, that this shy and un-assuming man with his lovely wife/girlfriend (I don’t know enough Polish to ask!) were much appreciated by the 100 strong audience, and taken to their hearts, as only Glaswegians can.

We were treated to a selection of Chopin’s Valses, Preludium, Ballada, Nocturne Op9 No 2, and then the brilliant Intermezzo Op 118 No2 by Brahms. To our delight, he then joined us for tea and cake, when some of us had the chance to discuss almost anything…. including music.

He is looking for work to allow him to stay here and that includes piano tutoring, and performances, so if you want to be part of those who can help this aspiring performer make his way in the musical firmament, please get in touch and we can pass on your enquiries…….

Glad we went, even although it was a miserable wet and windy night.

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2 thoughts on “Aleksander the Great!!!

  1. Absolutely right. Chopin’s piano works are best played on a small piano in a more intimate atmosphere.

    If you are ever in Majorca you can go to Valdermosa where he went to live for health reasons with his lover George Sand (a lady, despite the name!), and see his small piano.

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