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Cuban Maestro Frank Fernandez will open the Year of Chopin in Cuba with a concert at Havana's  Amadeo Roldan Theatre on February 27, dedicated to the bicentennial birth anniversary of the great Polish composer, according to the National Information Agency (AIN).

In statements made to AIN, the several prize winner- pianist said he will only play Chopin's pieces, to be included in his next album.

The year 2010 has been internationally declared Year of Chopin on the occasion of the bicentennial birth anniversary of the excellent musician born in 1810 in Zelazowa-Wola, Mazovia, a small village in central Poland.

In 1830, Chopin settled in Vienna and then in Paris, where he died of tuberculosis on October 17, 1849, at the age of 39.

According to international press reports, about 2,000 concerts are being organized worldwide for the occasion.

Source: PL

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