Book, Lyrics and Music by Matthew Hardy
Arranged and Orchestrated by Andy Roninson
Based on the life of famed concert pianist, composer and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Virtuoso was developed as part of a contest initiated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Virtuoso was selected as a finalist and a 15 minute presentation was commissioned for a performance at Joe's Pub in New York City. The Institute is interested in supporting the further development of the work and I am looking on partnering with a US institution that is interested in further developing the work. Below is a video of the Joe's Pub presentation. (Be sure to check out my favorites song "Too Many Helens" that begins at the 8:30 mark.