Chopin Recital 2011

May 20, 2014 Alpha1 Admin Comments Off

The annual Alpha One Foundation Chopin Award to highlight Alpha-1 and lung disease research will take place in The Oak Room of the Mansion House, Dublin, on Thursday, November 17th at 7.00 pm.

This year the Alpha One Foundation is celebrating its tenth anniversary by inviting a student in the final year of a music degree to compete for the Alpha One Foundation Chopin Bursary. Four students from Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, University College Dublin and Maynooth University will compete for this bursary and each student will perform a Chopin piece.

As you may be aware Frédéric Chopin suffered from chronic respiratory disease, probably Alpha-1, during his short but very productive life. The Alpha One Foundation wishes to celebrate his life and draw attention to research into respiratory disease, particularly alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (also known as hereditary emphysema).   We hope to have representatives from the Polish and French embassies to commemorate his close ties with both countries.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Andrew Montague has kindly invited us to use his residence in the Mansion House for the occasion. We gratefully acknowledge his generosity. The evening will commence at 7.00 pm with a wine reception and conclude at 9.30 pm. Tickets for the event cost €10. To secure your invitations please contact Kitty O’Connor at 01-8093871 or email