Who was Fryderyk Chopin?
Born 1st of March - 1810 in Poland. His father was French. He was a child prodigy and was composing even at the age of 7 years. With wars etc he ended up living much of his life in France, in Paris, Chopin made a comfortable living as a composer and piano teacher, while giving few public performances. He wrote primarily for the piano as solo instrument. Though they are technically demanding his pieces emphasise nuance and expressive depth. He died in 1849 (only 39 years old) from tuberculosis.