Polska Przyszlosc Foundation Director meets with King of The Netherlands
Our Director Mark Krawczynski attended the Royal Performance Concert at the Stanislawowski Theatre in Royal Lazienki Park on 25th June 2014.
After the excellent concert by the two young Dutch virtuosos, brothers Arthur and Lucas Jussen who played a special mix of duets and solo pieces by Polish and Dutch composers, our Director had a discussion with His Majesty King Wilhelm Alexander together with the Dutch Ambassador H.E. Paul Bekkers on the terrace of the beautiful Orangeria Salon.
He also spoke to the young pianists who are only 21 and 18 years old and are already playing some of the most challenging works of Friderick Chopin. He encouraged them to continue their high energy programs which they present with such youthful exuberance and joy that they are an inspiration for all their audiences. Mark mentioned that this reminded him of his own piano performance as a young pianist in Australia in 1964 when he himself played Chopin on Australian television. He asserted that music and art are the best ways to build cultural bridges between countries because these creative forms build better understanding between nations without the limitations of language differences.
Mark invited their manager to arrange a return visit to Poland and to consider playing next to the Chopin statue in Lazienki Park under the special Sydney Opera Shade which Mark Krawczynski brought from Sydney as gift to the people of Warsaw.