Having won the Paderewski Cycle Project, an internationally juried competition calling for “treatments” for a musical script about Ignacy Jan Paderewski sponsored by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw as part of the Polska 100 Programme. Jenni Brandon, Composer & Oliver Jai’Sen Mayer, Librettist will develop their winning musical script “Three Paderewskis” (video), a 15 minute script, into a larger, one-act work. This new composition is to be premiered during the Paderewski Festival October 31 through November 4, 2018 in Paso Robles, CA.
The Paderewski Festival is a premier Central California Coast Music Festival in Paso Robles, CA. The Paderewski Festival is a four-day music festival held annually in November celebrating Paso Robles’ rich heritage and its most famous resident Ignacy Jan Paderewski – virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker. Concerts featuring world renown talent, exhibits, lectures, master classes and film screenings are accompanied by wine tastings and tours of local vineyards. A youth piano competition, recital and student cultural exchange with Poland additionally honor Paderewski’s legacy.