South Sound’s first Chopin Piano Competition for youth ages 12 to 23

Monday, March 20, 2017 to Thursday, March 23, 2017
South Puget Sound Community College

The Lacey - Mińsk Mazowiecki Sister City Association is partnering with South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) for the South Sound’s first
Chopin Piano Competition for youth ages 12 to 23. Two competition winners will take home prize money and perform on stage at the SPSCC
Artist & Lecture series show with Polish pianist Jacek Nazarczuk in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.
From March 20 to 23, 2017, participants in two age categories will compete by playing four pieces by Frederic Chopin. One winner from each age
group will be selected to play live on stage with Nazarczuk on March 25.

In addition to the piano competition and performance, The Gallery at SPSCC will be showing a selection of drawings by Polish artist Marek
Chabrowski, who specialized in documenting sacred wooden structures from the Republic of Poland from 1918 to 1945. There will be an opening
reception with a Polish curator before the Nazarczuk performance on March 25 beginning at 6 p.m.
Since 2004, the Lacey Sister City Program has provided social, cultural, humanitarian, trade, tourism, and educational enrichment in the Lacey
community. Through student exchanges and support of local events like Lacey Days and the Ethnic Celebration, the Lacey Sister City Program is
proud to bring the first ever Chopin Piano Competition to the youth of the South Sound.

For more information, please contact
Paul Perz at 360.459.1617 or paulperz@comcast.net
Treasurer, Lacey-Minsk Mazowiecki Sister City Association