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Chopin in Wroc³aw
Barbara Derêgowska By Barbara Derêgowska   
"At last Chopin will have a monument in Wroc³aw," says Count Wojciech Dzieduszycki, president of the Wroc³aw Branch of the Frédéric Chopin Society. "The composer stayed in this city four times, and even gave a concert Nov. 8, 1830. At that time he was only 20 years old, a composer and pianist with good prospects. Chopin rarely performed in public-he gave only 30 concerts in 11 places around the world. In each of these spots, except for Wroc³aw, there is a monument to the composer."

The monument construction project was put forward by the society's Wroc³aw branch three years ago. A Committee for the Construction of the Monument to Frédéric Chopin in Wroc³aw was established. The project's patrons include the Lower Silesia province governor. The competition for the project was won by Prof. Jan Kucz from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroc³aw, who has designed a figure of Chopin sitting on a bench and listening to music. The monument will be made of bronze and placed on a pedestal of dark polished granite. It will be placed in the Po³udniowy Park, near a pond surrounded by tall trees.

The project will be realized thanks to the generosity of Chopin lovers, so institutions and private persons who would like to support the project are requested to send their donations to the following account:

Towarzystwo im. Fryderyka Chopina Ko³o we Wroc³awiu
BISE S.A. II Oddzia³ we Wroc³awiu