2014 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles
November 6-9

The 2014 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles is pleased to announce that pianist Zheeyoung Moon, first prize winner of the 2013 Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz, Poland, will be this year's Festival gala concert performer on Saturday, November 8. Other performances over the four-day Festival are slated to include a celebration of Paderewski's birthday with Cassandra Tarantino and North County Chorus, a recital of violin and piano music with Mariusz Patyra, violin (winner of the Paganini Competition in Italy), and a recital by winners of this year's Youth Piano Competition. Festival activities will also include a Piano Master Class with Zheeyoung Moon, and recitals by students from Poland and Ukraine participating in this year's cultural exchange program. Additional information on the festival will be provided as available.

2014 Paderewski Festival Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, November 5

Noon
Cass Winery, Paso Robles
Recital of Youth Exchange Program pianists from Poland and Ukraine.
(Wine Industry event)

Thursday, November 6

6:30 p.m. wine reception, 7 p.m. concert followed by dessert and coffee
Tickets: $30, students 18 and under free
5:30 p.m. optional buffet dinner
Tickets: $30
Cass Winery, Paso Robles
Celebration of Paderewski's birthday with Cuesta College Choir program, including Paderewski's only choral work "Hej Orle Bialy!"

Friday, November 7

  • 11 a.m. Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo
    Free
    Concert of Youth Exchange Program students from Poland and Ukraine.
  • 2 p.m., Park Ballroom, Paso Robles
    Free
    Master Class with Zheeyoung Moon, winner of 2013 Paderewski International Piano Competition and 2014 Paderewski Festival Gala Performer.
  • 7 p.m. wine reception, 7:30 p.m. concert, Park Ballroom, Paso Robles
    Tickets: $30, students 18 and under free
    Wine reception and recital of classical violin and piano music with Mariusz Patyra, violin and Giovanni Caella, piano.

Saturday, November 8

  • 10 a.m., Park Cinemas, Paso Robles
    Free
    Documentary of 2013 Paderewski Festival, plus feature film Impromptu (1991) about Chopin starring Hugh Grant and Bernadette Peters.
  • 12:30 p.m., City Park Gazebo, Paso Robles
    Free
    Polish dance group Krakusy will present traditional and folk dances.
  • 4 p.m., Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
    Free
    Recital of 2014 Youth Piano Competition winners.
  • 7 p.m. wine reception, 7:30 p.m. concert, Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
    Tickets: $30, students 18 and under free
    Gala Concert with pianist Zheeyoung Moon, winner of 2013 Paderewski International Piano Competition, featuring solo works by Chopin, Paderewski and others.

Sunday, November 9

11 a.m., Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
Free
Recital of Youth Exchange Program pianists from Poland and Ukraine.

Paderewski was a Steinway artist. 

For event information call:
(805) 235-5409