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The Uni­ver­si­ty is an aca­d­e­m­ic cen­tre of exten­sive con­cert life, which results both from stu­dent teach­ing as well as teach­ers’ artis­tic and aca­d­e­m­ic activ­i­ty. The aim of the university’s con­cert activ­i­ty is pro­mot­ing artis­tic achieve­ments of the FCUM and pro­mot­ing music among vast audi­ences vis­it­ing us, not only from War­saw.

In three con­cert cycles – Wednes­days (19:00 hrs, tick­ets – 15 zł), Sun­days (17:00 hrs, free admis­sion cards) and Mon­days (19:00 hrs, free admis­sion cards) – the Uni­ver­si­ty presents diverse artis­tic events from cham­ber, sym­phon­ic and ora­to­rio con­certs to musi­cal, dance, and oper­at­ic per­for­mances. There are also freer forms of artis­tic expres­sion: the very pop­u­lar big-band and wind orches­tra con­certs, jazz and world music pre­sen­ta­tions as well as mul­ti­me­dia events, elec­tron­ic and com­put­er music.

The Uni­ver­si­ty has numer­ous artis­tic ensem­bles, which include:

New ensem­bles have been late­ly found­ed at the uni­ver­si­ty, and they include impre­sario-type cham­ber ensem­bles: Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty Cham­ber Orches­tra, Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty Cham­ber Choir and dance ensem­ble known as Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty Dance Com­pa­ny.

All con­certs being part of the university’s artis­tic sea­son are record­ed (for archive pur­pos­es) by stu­dents of the Depart­ment of Sound Engi­neer­ing super­vised by their pro­fes­sors – some of these record­ings will be released on CDs by the Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty Press pub­lish­er. The uni­ver­si­ty stage also hosts numer­ous under­tak­ings not includ­ed in the offi­cial con­cert cal­en­dar, e.g. stu­dent ini­tia­tives (activ­i­ty of Study Cir­cles or Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment) or extra under­tak­ings of Chairs and Depart­ments (e.g. exchange con­certs with oth­er high­er edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions in Poland).

Dur­ing sum­mer hol­i­days, the FCUM has for many years organ­ised the fol­low­ing sum­mer fes­ti­vals:

This year the FCUM will host Morn­ing­side Music Bridge, an inter­na­tion­al sum­mer music pro­gramme for tal­ent­ed young musi­cians co-organ­ised by the FCUM– as part of it indi­vid­ual instru­ment play­ing lessons and many dif­fer­ent con­certs will be held.

The Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music is the organ­is­er of the All-Poland Com­pe­ti­tion for Cham­ber Wind Ensem­bles.

Along with the Alek­sander Zel­werow­icz Nation­al Acad­e­my of Dra­mat­ic Art and the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts, the FCUM has run a com­mon project known as the Opera Insti­tute. It is a unique aca­d­e­m­ic, teach­ing and research plat­form in Poland and world­wide con­nect­ed with the oper­at­ic ele­ment under­stood as a sort of con­tin­u­a­tion of the­atri­cal ideas of ancient Greece. It brings togeth­er stu­dents and pro­fes­sors from numer­ous insti­tu­tions of high­er edu­ca­tion, focus­ing them around the opera ter­ri­to­ry under­stood that way.

The unit respon­si­ble for the organ­i­sa­tion of con­certs being part of the Wednes­day, Sun­day and Mon­day cycles and the sum­mer under­tak­ings, i.e., Chopin fes­ti­val held at the Uni­ver­si­ty patio and the fes­ti­val held in the his­tor­i­cal scenery of the ‘Dziekan­ka’ Stu­dent Dor­mi­to­ry, is:

FCUM CONCERT BUREAU (Room 207)
Zofia Mal­colm (head), Mag­dale­na Kowal­czyk, Mał­gorza­ta Kwiecień, Alek­sander Zwierz, Jan Głębows­ki
CONTACT phone/fax: 22 827 72 49 or phone 22 2789 235, e-mail: bk@chopin.edu.pl

The organ­i­sa­tion of con­certs fea­tur­ing the FCUM stu­dents out­side of the Uni­ver­si­ty request­ed by gov­ern­ment, cul­tur­al and com­mer­cial insti­tu­tions is man­aged by:

FCUM CAREER OFFICE (Room 148)
Jacek Dziołak and Mateusz Stankiewicz
CONTACT 784 088 104, e-mail: biurokarier@chopin.edu.pl

The organ­i­sa­tion of the Fes­ti­val and Music Course ‘Chopin–Górecki. Sources and Inspi­ra­tions’ is man­aged by:
Justy­na Deka (Room 222)
CONTACT phone 22 2789 280, e-mail: justyna.deka@chopin.edu.pl

For infor­ma­tion on con­cert hall rental for com­mer­cial pur­pos­es please con­tact:
ADMINISTRATIVE AND BUSINESS UNIT (Room 217)
Paweł Sroczyńs­ki, Moni­ka Stankiewicz-Wici­ak and Mał­gorza­ta Were­lich
CONTACT phone 22 827 83 05 or 22 2789 239, e-mail: dag@chopin.edu.pl

Infor­ma­tion mate­ri­als on artis­tic events held at the Uni­ver­si­ty and con­cert impres­sions can also be found on social media: facebook.com/koncertyUMFC and instagram.com/koncertyUMFC.


last modified: 25/06/2018