Ignacy Jan Paderewski proved to be the sensation of Carnegie Hall’s first year. He made his debut with the New York Symphony Orchestra under Walter Damrosch on November 17, 1891, and his tangle of flaming hair, his passionate gesticulations, and his innate charisma incited the type of riots that would later be reserved only for pop and movie stars.
“I established a certain standard of behavior, that, during my playing, there must be no talking.”
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Ignacy Paderewski at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall’s performance history database covers more than 50,000 concerts and events that occurred at Carnegie Hall from its opening in 1891 to the present. Explore events related to Ignacy Paderewski (these links will open in a new tab with the performance history search tools):
- First Appearance: Paderewski’s Inaugural Concerts, November 17, 1891
- Final Appearance: Ignacy Jan Paderewski, February 18, 1933
- Detailed Appearance History