Izba Gospodarcza
PATH Family Office (Suisse) SA

A historic event, the testimony to the deep and lasting ties between Poland and Switzerland

On May 26, in the historic concert hall in Vevey, Switzerland, an event celebrating the 110th anniversary of the legendary meeting between Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Camille Saint-Saëns took place, when two outstanding virtuosos of that period met in the same place to perform together, on two piano pieces composed by Saint-Saëns.

We had the pleasure to support this historic concert organized by the Polish Embassy in Switzerland and PATH Family Office (Suisse), a member of the Chamber.

Piotr Augustyniak, a partner at the PATH Family Office (Suisse), inviting to listen to the recital, stressed that this concert is not only a musical event. It is a testimony to the deep and lasting ties between Poland and Switzerland. Our countries have a rich history marked by dynamic cultural exchanges and mutual support. Over the years, our ties have grown stronger and our mutual appreciation of culture, especially music and art, has deepened.

We wanted to invite pianists who would perform these works at the highest artistic level – emphasizes Ewa Paderewska from PATH Family Office (Suisse)

Musical emotions in the contemporary version of the event were provided by talented, award-winning pianists Magdalena Lisak and Philippe Giusiano, winners of the 13th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. They graced this extraordinary evening with recitals of Fryderyk Chopin’s works and performed incredibly emotional pieces for two pianos, replicating the 1913 performance.

Concert was supported by a member of the Chamber, Nestlé, whose roots go back to Vevey, boasting a long history of supporting art and culture on a global scale, and PLL Lot.

We would like to thank Piotr Augustyniak for his kind words and appreciation for constant support of events that strengthen the bond between our nations. Your hard work to promote bilateral relations plays a key role in sustaining these cross-cultural exchanges.

It was an unforgettable evening celebrating the history, cooperation, friendship and culture that have been connecting Poland and Switzerland for years.


Behind the virtuosos Magdalena Lisak and Philippe Giusiano, from left to right, posed all those without whom this year’s concert would not take place:
Mrs Giusiano, Piotr Augustyniak (PATH Family Office), Ewa Paderewska (PATH Family Office), Iwona Kozłowska (Polish Ambassador to Switzerland) with her daughter, Wojciech Jakóbiec, Bartek Bielski (PATH Family Office), Tomasz Lazarowicz (Nestlé), Olivier-André Gléron (Nestlé) and Kinga Romanovska.

© De Jongh archival holdings, Elysee Museum, Lausanne
From left to right behind Ignacy Paderewski and Camille Saint-Saëns, in a lounge at the Hôtel des Trois Couronnes in Vevey: Charles Pilet, Viscount de Faria (Consul of Portugal), Mrs Schelling, Auguste Roussy, Mrs Paderewska, Mr Beaud (Ambassador of France to Switzerland), Eugène Couvreu (Mayor of Vevey) and Ernest Schelling.

Magdalena Lisak and Philippe Giusiano

Philippe Giusiano

Magdalena Lisak

Iwona Kozłowska (Polish ambassador to Switzerland) Philippe Giusiano, Magdalena Lisak and Piotr Augustyniak (PATH Family Office)

Piotr Augustyniak