CHOPIN 2010
  • Chopin Year Celebrations

    A Calendar of Events letting you know what, where and when is happening throughout the Chopin Year:

    • Events: concerts, exhibitions, shows and many others
    • Reports
    • Interviews
    • Kordegarda CHOPIN 2010
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  • Information Resource

    A wealth of information about Fryderyk Chopin’s life and work:  

    • Quizzes and interesting facts
    • Recommended recordings and publications
    • Educational resources  
    • Image bank  
    • Presentation of places connected Chopin  
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  • CHOPIN For Kids

    An inspiring guide helping children to enter the exciting word of Fryderyk Chopin’s music:

    • Interactive games and activities for the youngest ones
    • Tips and guidelines for parents
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  • Inter:Act

    Engaging social networking initiatives revolving around the Chopin Year.

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  • TV Programme

    An archive of past episodes of the Chopin2010.pl show broadcast on TVP1 plus.

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  • Chopin 2010
    Celebrations Office

    A platform for exchanging information between institutions, journalists and organisers of jubilee events. Brings you official information about:

    • Past, present and planned activities of the Office
    • artProjects: mobile artistic projects
    • Chopin-themed tours
    • Chopin 2010 Press Office

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    • Create a personalised  list of events and print it out in a handy form  
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YAMAHA: Yoshihiro Doi, Masato Oike and Stanisław Zieliński (phot. NIFC)
5.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

For the sixth time

Yoshihiro Doi and Masako Oike of Yamaha: “kando” means inspiration in Japanese.

3.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

Martha & me

"Martha was surrounded by lots of people. She always drew them. I usually kept to the side, a little timid. I was only 14 years old..." - interview with Nelson Freire, Juror of the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.

The young pianist Andrzej Jasiński with his fan, Duszniki Zdrój (1961?), today Chair of the Competition Jury(fot. Archiwum AL)
2.10.2010
Category:  Interviews

A judge's ear

"Seeking originality in music does not always work. There are pianists who have imagination and temperament, but do not respect Chopin’s scores" - interview with Andrzej Jasiński, Juror of the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.

24.08.2010
Category:  Interviews

I wanted to be a priest

Bobby McFerrin talked to us just before presenting his Chopin project in Warsaw.

7.05.2010
Category:  Interviews

“I don’t have favourites”

We talked to Professor Andrzej Jasiński, chairman of the jury of the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, minutes after the results of the Preliminary Round were announced.

Aristocracy of spirit
22.02.2010
Category:  Interviews

Aristocracy of spirit

Read a conversation with professor Regina Smendzianka: "You could say that Chopin was the composer of my life".

Symbol of excellence
5.01.2010
Category:  Interviews

SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE

Interview with Waldemar Dąbrowski, Chairman of the CHOPIN2010 Celebrations Committee.

CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR THEODOR KANITZER
5.01.2010
Category:  Interviews

CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR THEODOR KANITZER

"When I listen to Chopin’s music, my heart starts beating faster".

TRAVELLING WITH CHOPIN
5.01.2010
Category:  Interviews

TRAVELLING WITH CHOPIN

"Loving Chopin and playing his music has always been a fact of life for me." Read a conversation with professor Barbara Hesse-Bukowska.

Nahorny - Chopin. Polish Fantasy
22.02.2010
Category:  Interviews

Nahorny - Chopin. Polish Fantasy

“Quotations are the starting point for all of my albums and arrangements. That’s also what we owe to the composer: presenting a fragment of the core, of the original.”