Thursday, May 1, 2008
Paderewski, Ignace Jan
(1860-1941), Polish stateman, pianist & composer, studied piano at the Warsaw Conservatory, then in Berlin, toured Europe, US, Australia as a pianist. In 1919 he was chosen premier and foreign minister of the new Polish state which he represented at the Versaille Peace Conference. He composed 1 opera(Manru), piano concerto, and other piano music.