The music of France differs a lot from that of Poland, but they do have a few solemn and romantic nuances in common. Frédéric Chopin’s compositions appeared at the junction of these two cultures.

Lidia Książkiewicz followed in the footsteps of the great romantic composer. Having earned acclaim in her home country, Poland, she moved to France and graduated from a local conservatory winning the 1rst prize. She is also winner of prestigious competitions.

The French organist of Polish origin will present the music of both countries. We will listen to a suite by Jacques Boyvin, an interesting, though rarely performed representative of the French Baroque era, a beautiful organ mass by Adam of Wągrowiec, Polish composer of the 17th c., and César Franck’s Grande Pièce Symphonique. One of Felix Mendelssohn’s organ sonatas is an unexpected bonus.