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On the occasion of Chopin's 193rd birthday,
solo piano recital on 15 March 2003 for patrons,
members and special guests of Icons of Europe:

Performed by Daniel Blumenthal

Comité d'Honneur:
- Baroness Benjamin de Rothschild
- H.E. Madame Joëlle Bourgois, Ambassador of France
- H.E. Mr Iwo Byczewski, Ambassador of Poland
- H.E. Mr Francisco Fernández Fábregas, Ambassador of Spain


From left, Mr Jorgensen, Mr Mestat and Mrs Nelson.
The recital was attended by 50 people.   The programme was introduced by the
Chopin Society Chairman.
The president of Icons of Europe, a main sponsor and a guest, tasting Rupert & Rothschild wine near the terrace fireplace.

Daniel Blumenthal enjoys an international reputation as soloist, concert musician and chamber artist.  He is a laureate of several international competitions including the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium.  Mr Blumenthal is professor in piano at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels;  guest professor at Thy Masterclass Chamber Music Festival, Denmark;  member of Thisted Master Chamber Players;  and musical advisor to Icons of Europe.  Daniel Blumenthal plays the Steinway.

Most of Chopin's music was composed in Poland and France and at Mallorca.

Frédéric Chopin in 1833 - lithograph by Engelmann after a drawing by Pierre-Roch Vigneron, published by Maurice Schlesinger, Paris.  Image kindly provided by Bibliothèque nationale de France / Gallica.

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The Steinway (model A , 2002), at the country-house in Lasne.

The image of James de Rothschild (1792-1868) was kindly provided by
N.M.Rothschild & Sons, London, where the oil painting is on display.