A Bronze sculpture stood at the University of Music and Fine Arts in the city center.
Polish Radio Information Agency
Original Language: Polish
May 22, 2010
The sculpture of Chopin was officially unveiled by the university’s director Ryohei Miyata, as well as by Miroslaw Zasada from the Polish Embassy.
The monument was sculpted by the professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Adam Roman and was funded by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The unveiling ceremony was accompanied by a piano recital performed by a Canadian-born pianist of Polish origin, Daniel Wnukowski. He performed among other things, a cycle of piano miniatures “Masks” by Karol Szymanowski, and Frederic Chopin’s four ballades.
The pianist admitted that he grew up in a home which continuously played traditional Polish songs and dances including the mazurka, kujawiak and oberek which greatly helped him in understanding the music of Chopin. The concert was very enthusiastically received by a packed concert hall.