November 20, 2023 – 17th Annual General Meeting of PCCIJ followed by a Reception Party.
● About the Reception Party
On November 20, 2023 (Mon) at 17:30 the 17th Annual General Meeting of PCCIJ will be held. The AGM will be followed a Reception Party.
At the Reception we are planning to shortly present our activities of assistance to the Ukrainian refugees in Poland and display photos of the refugees which were shown at The Citizens Gallery, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo between June 28 and July 2, 2023.
Also, we are planning to have a rising star pianist Ms. Mana Shoji to perform a piano recital for the audience.
* Profile of Ms. Mana Shoji can be found below.
Współpraca: Instytut Polski w Tokio | Cooperation: Polish Institute in Tokyo | 協力：ポーランド広報文化センター
17:00 Door open
17:30 Start of AGM
1. Greeting by the Honorary Chairman, H.E. Ambassador Mr. Paweł Milewski
2. Election of Members of the Board
3. Annual Report by the Chairman
4. Treasurer’s Report on the Statement of Accounts for the previous year
5. Auditor’s Report for the previous year
6. Presentation of Budget for the current year
7. Report on Election of Members of the Board
18:55 Piano recital by Ms. Mana Shoji
19:10 Light meal Reception Party
21:00 Door close
・Note: The program may change without prior notice. Thank you for your understanding.
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♪ Mana Shoji performance ♪
1.Viktor Kosenko/ 11 Etudes in the form of old dances Op.19 No.7 “Gavotte”
2.Chopin/ Etude Op.25-11 “Winterwind”
3. Chopin/ Polonaise No.6 in A flat major “Heroic” Op.53
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Born in Japan in 1997, she began her piano study at the age of four. In 2015, she passed the entrance examination with the highest score for the piano course of Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai), the only national arts university in Japan.
Then she graduated from its graduate school and master’s degree, piano class of prof.Kei Itoh. The theme of her master’s paper was “An analysis on Chopin’s aesthetics and works based on the accounts of his pupils”.
After finishing master’s degree,she came to Poland, now she is a student of Professor Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron at The Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz from October 2022.
Also she was a special scholarship student of Munetsugu Angel Fund/Japan Federation of Musicians for Emerging Performers of 2019/2020.
She has won many awards such as the Gold Prize and soloist award in the 15th Chopin International Piano Competition in Asia(Tokyo), the 1st prize in the 6th International Rosario Marciano Competition(Vienna), a Semifainalist of 10th Giorgos Thymis International Piano Competition(Greece)
She also played in Łazienki Park in 2015.
In 2021, she was selected as a participant of the preliminary round of the 18th Chopin Piano Competition.
She has given recitals including Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka. Recently she played at the “Tokyo Spring Music Festival” which is one of the most famous and big festival in Japan. (2023, Tokyo)
She participated in 2nd international Chopin Competition on period instruments this October.