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: 29/09/2017