CHOPIN2010: wiadomości obchody Wiadomości Obchody pl CHOPIN2010: wiadomości obchody 18 16 Wiadomości Obchody TYPO3 - get.content.right Sun, 10 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0200 The dabte – music will speak Philosophical discussion concerning the art of music interpretation takes place at the University... The debate has been planned as one of the key events at the Festival of Science and Art. It is organized by the Nicolaus Copernicus University, the authorities of Toruń and the Torun Scientific Society. Apart from Rafał Blechacz, professor Andrzej Szostek from the Catholic University of Lublin, professor Władysław Stróżewski from the Jagiellonian University and professor and Jacek Jadacki with the assistant professor Anna Brożek from the University of Warsaw participate in the debate. The latter ones are not only academic philosophers, but also pianists. In the previous year they jointly published a book titled: "Fryderyk Chopin. Social Environment – Personality – Viewpoint – Artistic Goals". (pl. "Fryderyk Chopin. Środowisko społeczne – osobowość – światopogląd – założenia twórcze").

The debate is prepared by organizers encouraged with the success of the previous edition of the festival. Last year the concert by Rafał Blechacz and the discussion concerning music took part as two separate events. Due to the expected large number of visitors, this year the meeting is organized in the Concert Hall of the Nicolaus Copernicus University instead of Collegium Maximum.

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:46:00 +0100
Chopin Concert in Sanniki On March, 2011, at 2.00 pm. second this year Chopin concert organized by the European Fryderyk... The programme of the concert covered among others polonaises, mazurkas, nocturnes and etudes by Fryderyk Chopin performed by Maria Korecka–Szyszkowska. The musical part was accompanied by Krzysztof Tyniec who delivered recitation of the Polish and Russian poetry by A. Mickiewicz, A. Asnyk, A. Osiecka, W. Młynarski and Siergiej Jasienin.

Maria Korecka–Szyszkowska pianist,  pedagogue at the G. and K. Bacewiczów Academy of Music in Łódź. She is the member of the Fryderyk Chopin Society in Warsaw and the vice-President of the Warsaw Music Society.
Krzysztof Tyniec – actor in the Ateneum Theatre in Warsaw, graduate of the State Theatre Academy in Warsaw.
The concert was accompanied by the photographic exhibition Czas kobiety (en. Woman’s Time) by Halina Płuciennik.

Review by:
Jolanta Róg

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:02:00 +0100
ALL-POLAND COMPETITION ON KNOWLEDGE ABOUT Fryderyk CHOPIN Until May 16, 2011, candidates can apply to participate in the All-Poland Competition of Knowledge...

Both parts of the competition, written and spoken, take place on May 27, 2011 in Warsaw. The organizers' goal is to spread the knowledge about Fryderyk Chopin among young adults and promoting his image as "a person who was talented in many other domains apart from music, that is Fryderyk as a comedian, painter, writer and a linguist".

Moreover, it is an opportunity to verify the Chopin Year yield and checking how much young adults know about celebrations of the Jubilee Year. At the same time it is an incentive for teachers to use the lesson plans concerning Fryderyk Chopin.

To participate in the competition, the candidate has to be up to 17 years old, and to register on the website before May 16, 2011. The competition is divided into two parts, written and spoken.

The final stage takes place in the Concert Hall of the Fryderyk Chopin Museum with the participation of audience. The jury is made of famous experts of Fryderyk Chopin life and work.


  • I prize – PLN 3000 
  • II prize – PLN 2000
  • III prize – PLN 1000 

Moreover, all finalists will receive the following distinctions: 

  • Free of charge visit to the Fryderyk Chopin Museum
  • Full CD set "The Real Chopin" published by the Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Institute
  • A set of the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin
  • A set of book publications by the Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Institute

After gala awards, Chopin recital takes place. 

More information on the website of the Competition.


A set of lesson outlines concerning Fryderyk Chopin of the Polish National Culture Centre

A set of lesson outlines of the Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Institute

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:02:00 +0100
Discovery – Chopin’s lost manuscripts The Fryderyk Chopin Museum received a donation of forty-seven original autographs, including... Official donation took place on Thursday, March 24, at the press conference in the Chopin Museum. The document was signed by Marek Keller, the donator, Bogdan Zdrojewski, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage,  Kazimierz Monkiewicz, the Director of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw, and Alicja Knast, the curator of the Museum.

The collection includes six letters written in Paris by Fryderyk Chopin to his family, dated with 1845-1848, and twenty letters written by Jane Stirling to Ludwika Jędrzejewiczowa, written after the composer’s death between 1850-1852. These letters are known to music experts from their circulating copies, however, their originals have never been examined with the use of modern scientific methods. Reading these originals will update the knowledge about Fryderyk Chopin with various new details. Letters by Jane Stirling, Chopin’s student, to his sister Ludwika constitute an important evidence of undertaken by them effort to commemorate the composer. Thanks to them Warsaw received many souvenirs about Chopin, including his musical manuscripts and letters.

The press conference was accompanied with opening of the exhibition presenting the Museum’s collection of all autographs by Chopin from the 40s.  Among them there are also letters donated by Marek Keller. The Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw performed necessary expert examination of the donated items confirming their authenticity prior to presenting them to broad public. The exhibition is open until April 24.

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 20:36:00 +0100
Chopin's heart Results of the international competition for a story about the fate of the Frydreyk Chopin’s heart... Among the seven submitted propositions, one story by Thomas Desi (Austria) titled "Chopin’s Heart" (pl. Sekretne Serce Chopina) was awarded the prize.

All the submitted works are available on the organizer’s website KOLEKTIVA in 2010.

The competition Chopin's Heart constituted part of the project "Special Place in The City" organized by the group Kolectiva since 2004.

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:44:00 +0100
Chopin Garage Band Competition - Results At the end of December, a list of winners of the Internet Virtual Chopin Competition organized by... GRAND PRIX – "Chop_in", author: Sophie Marie
Category - music:
I PRIZE      
"DSZ-99 Problems with h-minor", author DSZ
Concert live Experyment Chopin "Życzenie", (en. Experiment Chopin "The Wish")author: Katarzyna Kurdej
"Revolution", author: Mad Kowalski
"preDUB!um e-moll", author: Paweł Motofa
"Chopin ambientalny", author: Patryk Arkanów
Category - animation/video:
Mazurek Chopina, author: Kuba Maria Mazurkiewicz
Rysunek Chopina , author: Marta Piotrowska
HOPin, author: KLMproduct
Dj Chopin, author: Ratio Backstage
Whole Poland loves Chopin, author: Sasza Danilovic
Category - photography:
Insight, author: Mlc
author: Artur Drobina
author: Kinga Tomczyk
Samotne nuty, (en. Lonely Notes) author: Karolina Dmitrowska
Noktum, author: Katarzyna Polus

Detailed information is available on the organizer's site 

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:56:00 +0100
CHOPIN COMPETITION – PHOTOGRAPHERS’ VIEW The vernissage of the exhibition dedicated to the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano... Wojciech Grzędziński and Bartłomiej Sadowski, photographers who cooperated with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute during the competition, are authors of the presented at the exhibition work. They were one of the very few photographers who were allowed to take pictures not only during the competition but also just before it and after the performances of given pianists. Their photographs will remind the atmosphere at consecutive stages of auditions, as well as present the world behind the scene, where listeners are banned.

The exhibition has been organized by the Press Club Polska Foundation and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. 

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:23:00 +0100
THERE ARE MORE CHOPINS IN THE WORLD To celebrate the Chopin Year many places in Poland and abroad have a new profile thanks to... According to estimations by the Chopin 2010 Celebrations Office, in the framework of the Jubilee Year the public space in the whole world gained or (will gain) about 71 various forms of commemoration of the person of Fryderyk Chopin. At least 14 busts of the composer have been unveiled in Poland. Moreover, in Europe, 25 monuments and 4 memory plaques have been founded. Composer’s sculptures are placed in Asia (12, including 3 benches), Central America and South America (3, including 1 bench) and North America (1).

The forms commemorating Chopin – apart from the monument by a Chinese Lu Pin in Shanghai, are made by Polish artists. Two artists Adam Roman and Bolesław Syrewicz (1835-1899), took special place in the group, as their numerous Chopin busts were sent abroad in the framework of the official culture politics of the state of Poland. Sculptors, whose works have become especially famous in the Jubilee Year are: Bronisław Chromy (Chopin statue in the "Wieliczka" salt mine) Józef Nowak (Chopin statue in Żelazowa Wola and Munich), and Krzysztof Bednarski (Chopin statue "La note bleue" ("Blue Note") in Vienna).

The authors of other sculptures are: Karol Badyna, Maksymilian Biskupski, Paweł Grobelny, Wojciech Kurdziel, Klaudia Matusiak, Sławomir Micek, Adam Myjak, Mieczysław "Karol" Partyka and Oskar Sosnowski and Wacław Szymanowski.

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 06:59:00 +0100
Conclusion of the Chopin Year in Lithuania In the Concert Hall of the Balys Dvarionas School of Music in Vilnius gala closing of the... At the celebrations Polish state distinctions together with letters of recognition were awarded by Bogdan Zdrojewski the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The artistic part of the evening covered a concert of Fryderyk Chopin and Balys Dvarionas’s compositions, and two dedicated to Chopin compositions by young Lithuanian composers: Vaida Striaupaites-Beinarienes and Simas Szakenisa. The Balys Dvarionas School of Music was chosen as the location for the event in recognition of its particular engagement in the jubilee educational projects.

The distinctions "For Merits to Polish Culture" (pl. "Zasłużony dla Kultury Polskiej") were awarded to Arūnas Gelūnas the Minister of Culture of Lithuania, Francois Laumonier and Miyoko Akashi, ambassadors of France and Japan in Lithuania, Ruta Prusevičienė director of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic, Romualdas Budrys  director of the Lithuanian Museum of Art, and pianists: Veronika Vitaitė and Szviese Čepliauskaitė. Written letters of recognitions were handed to eight people: ambassadors, representatives of the local self-governments in Lithuania, Lithuanian composers, pianists, journalists.

Source: PAP

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:23:00 +0100
City friendly to Chopin In September 2011, the Oberursel City in western Germany will have the Fryderyk Chopin Square. On... The concert with its traditional name "Chopiniada" took place under the patronage of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Berlin, Marek Prawda. Ilse Schwarz-Schiller, the President of the local Chopin Society, welcomed the guests. Jakub Wawrzyniak, the Consul thanked the organizers and the present at the concert representatives of the Chopin Societies in Darmstadt and in Worms for their commitment to celebrations of the Chopin Year.

Janusz Olejniczak was the special guest. His performance received several-minutes long ovation. The artist performed compositions by Fryderyk Chopin, Karol Szymanowski and Claude Debussy.

Apart from local political and cultural representatives, special guests were present at the concert: the mentioned Hans Georg Brum, mayor of the Oberursel city, Toyoei Shigeeda, Consul General of Japan in the Frankfurt am Main, professor Maciej Łukaszczyk, president of the Chopin Society in Germany, and Klaus Sturmfels, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Hesse. After the official part, a meeting with the pianist, honorary guests, organizers and sponsors of the concert took place.

The Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland awarded the mayor of the Oberursel city the distinction "For Merits to Culture of Poland" (pl. "Zasłużony dla Kultury Polskiej") The ceremony of awarding the distinction will take place in September 2011 in Oberursel, at the opening of the "Fryderyk Chopin Square" in the city.

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:22:00 +0100