Arts

 

The Uni­ver­si­ty is involved in very ani­mat­ed con­cert activ­i­ties. Con­certs are both part of the process of edu­ca­tion of young musi­cians and an out­let for the faculty’s artis­tic and sci­en­tific activ­i­ty. The pur­pose of the con­certs is to pop­u­larise the University’s achieve­ments and to spread music among Warsaw’s music lovers. The Uni­ver­si­ty has reg­u­lar Wednes­day con­certs — large sym­pho­ny con­certs, ora­to­rios, recitals and cham­ber con­certs, occa­sion­al stu­dent recitals and audi­tions and also stu­dent opera pro­duc­tions.

Sev­er­al com­pe­ti­tions take place at the Uni­ver­si­ty: The Tadeusz Wroński Inter­na­tion­al Solo Vio­lin Com­pe­ti­tion, the Wan­da Landowska Harp­si­chord Com­pe­ti­tion and the Witold Lutosławski Inter­na­tion­al Cel­lo Com­pe­ti­tion.

The Uni­ver­si­ty also has its own Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra made up of stu­dents of the Depart­ment of Instru­men­tal Stud­ies (mem­ber­ship is com­pul­so­ry). The Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra gives about 10 con­certs a year. It has co-oper­at­ed with many dis­tin­guished con­duc­tors: Krzysztof Bie­gański, Vio­let­ta Bielecka, Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, Piotr Borkowski, Łukasz Borow­icz, Andrzej Borzym jr, Tomasz Bugaj, Woj­ciech Czepiel, Hen­ryk Czyż, Ryszard Dudek, Michał Dworzyński, Michael Gläser, Czesław Grabowski, José Maria Florén­cio, Władysław Kabalewski, Szy­mon Kawal­la, Jacek Kasp­szyk, Michał Klauza, Benedykt Konowal­ski, Kaz­imierz Kord, Jan Krenz, Krzysztof Kusiel-Moroz, Pavel Lan­do, Lar­ry Liv­ingston, Witold Lutosławski, Bogusław Madey, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Maja Metel­ska, Woj­ciech Mich­niewski, Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski, Michał Nes­terow­icz, Maciej Niesiołowski, Grze­gorz Nowak, Mieczysław Nowakowski, Krzysztof Pen­derecki, Marek Pijarowski, Janusz Powol­ny, Janusz Przy­byl­ski, Paweł Przy­tocki, Woj­ciech Rajski, Arnold Rezler, Witold Row­icki, Zyg­munt Rychert, Jerzy Sal­warowski, Jerzy Semkow, Ruben Sil­va, Andrzej Straszyński, Jerzy Swo­bo­da, Evgeny Volyn­sky, Bruno Weil, Tadeusz Wicherek, Kaz­imierz Wiłkomirski, Stanisław Wisłocki, Antoni Wit, Bohdan Wod­iczko, Tadeusz Woj­ciechowski, Monika Wolińska, Sławek A. Wróblewski, Ryszard Zimak.

The Uni­ver­si­ty Choir is made up of first and sec­ond year stu­dents from Depart­ments 1, 2, 5, 6 and part of Depart­ment 3. In the peri­od of 1982–2006 the artis­tic direc­tor of the choir was prof. Ryszard Zimak; at present this func­tion is held by prof. Krzysztof Kusiel-Moroz. Its major pro­duc­tions include: Mag­ni­fi­cat and Mass in B Minor by J. S. Bach, Requiem by W. A. Mozart and G. Fau­ré, Sta­bat Mater by F. Poulenc and K. Szy­manowski and many pieces a capel­la. In addi­tion to its con­cert activ­i­ties, the choir takes active part in the uni­ver­si­ty life. It sings at the annu­al inau­gu­ra­tions of the aca­d­e­mic year and at the pre­sen­ta­tions of the Hon­orary Doc­tor­al Degree to out­stand­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the artis­tic com­mu­ni­ty.

Con­cert Bureau
Zofia Mal­colm, Beata Fiu­ga­jska and Mag­dale­na Kowal­czyk from the Con­cert Bureau are always will­ing to provide infor­ma­tion about cur­rent con­certs. The bureau is in room 207,
tel. (48 22) 827 72 41 ext. 235
e-mail: bk@chopin.edu.pl


last modified: 11/04/2017