Event | Courses and Workshops Chopin: the Raphael of the Piano

Date and Location

Part of Concerts

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Alan Walker, speaker | Valerie Tryon, piano

Alan Walker, the renowned biographer of Franz Liszt, returns to the Library with a new life of Chopin. Walker will speak about his book Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times, described by The New York Times Book Review as “...a magisterial portrait… a polyphonic work that elegantly interweaves multiple strands.” Walker’s talk will also address the Library’s Chopin holdings, and pianist Valerie Tryon will then offer a performance of works by Chopin. The event will be followed by a book signing.

*Books will be available for sale.

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Contact: (202) 707-5502. 


  • Alan Walker

    Photocredit: Tom Horbett
  • Valerie Tryon