Musical project „Three Paderewskis”, inspired by the life and legacy of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, has just became a laureate of The American Prize for opera composition! Performance was created as a part of competition for a musical treatment inspired by the legacy and the enduring spirit of Paderewski, announced by Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
The concept of Oliver Jai'Sen Mayer's musical „ Three Paderewskis” depicts Paderewski's three imaginary incarnations: the composer as a young virtuoso, a mature statesman and a woman conducting an internal dialogue with both the young and the mature Paderewski.
The three incarnations are sung in three different registers – alto, tenor and baritone. The music written by Jenni Brandon is the key to the performance, as it employs the conventions of an oratorio.
Part of this project was also presented during Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, California on November 2nd, 2018.
The official premiere will take place on November 20 th, 2019 in The Kennedy Center Washington DC.
„Three Paderewskis” rehearsal: