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Jan Lisiecki blends his artistry with humanitarian work / The Christian Science Monitor

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Jan Lisiecki has fit a lot into his young life. At 22, he's a world-renowned classical pianist – and he's made it a priority to blend his artistry with humanitarian work, especially involving children. Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Mr. Lisiecki has worked with UNICEF for almost a decade and has been a UNICEF Canada ambassador since 2012. He raises funds through charity recitals, holding several a year, most of which aren't listed on his website. He's also visited with and performed for children in impoverished communities in Guatemala and Lebanon, as well as his native Canada. "Children are all the same: They all have the same basic needs," he says. "You can only do so much. You cannot change their circumstances. But I hope to give them some feeling of still being kids."

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