Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860 – 1941): Polish Pianist, Composer, Prime Minister of Poland
- Studied at the Warsaw Conservatory of Music.
- On the advice of his friend Anton Rubinstein (who urged Paderewski to further dedicate his studies on the piano), he became a student of Student of Theodor Leschtizky.
- His piano career spanned over 50 years.
- While on various tours in America, he gives many benefit performances one of which is at Madison Square Garden to help raise funds for unemployed American musicians.
- Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles named after him.
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Alma-Tadema, Lawrence Sir. Portrait of Ignacy Jan Paderewski. 1890. National Museum, Warsaw. Flickr. Flickr, a Yahoo Company, 30 May 2007. Web. 27 Oct. 2015. Public Domain.
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