Concert calendar

 

Ladies and Gentlemen!

It is our pleasure to welcome you at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Poland’s oldest and largest music institution of higher education, in the new artistic season 2018/2019. We look back with pride at our alumni, teachers, and masters who were the builders of the power of the Polish music; we also look forward to the future full of hope because our Alma Mater is now an institution suiting our times, ready for the challenges of the contemporary music market.

The quality of our artistic achievements is wellknown and discussed worldwide, so we can state with full responsibility that the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music is not only a higher education institution shaping and modelling music talents but, first of all, it is one of the most significant ambassadors of the Polish culture! Therefore, the presence of our most outstanding artists of all specialties (composers, conductors, instrumentalists, singers, dancers, sound engineers and theoreticians of music), who are recognised nationally and internationally, on the most prestigious concert and opera halls is natural. Their often unforgettable artistic creations are prepared in classrooms, during rehearsals and classes with masters. In order to check the results of our work later on, we present them to you to be evaluated by our faithful audience.

For the upcoming season we have also prepared a variety of interesting concerts presenting the spectrum of our university’s activities, from solo recitals, chamber concerts, to opera performances, musicals, modern dance, and phonographic and multimedia presentations of recordings.

In the jubilee year marking the centenary of Poland’s regained independence we put

 a special emphasis on the repertoire including works by Polish composers, and its highlight will be the jubilee concerts and the continuation of the collaboration as part of the International Ignacy Jan Paderewski Festival.

In the year 2019 we will also join the celebration of the Moniuszko Year with song recitals, opera presentations and chamber concerts. In November we will hold an Honorary Doctorate presentation ceremony during which our University’s honorary title will be awarded to Maestro Arvo Pärt, outstanding Estonian composer, and the event will be accompanied by a concert of his compositions.

Like previously, we will have presentations of our University’s artistic ensembles, i.e., Chopin University Chamber Orchestra conducted by Rafał Janiak, audience-favourite Chopin University Big Band with its bandleader Piotr Kostrzewa, Chopin University Dance Company, and the newly-founded Chopin University Modern Ensemble.

The Symphony Orchestra in the current season will perform under the baton of such renowned conductors as: Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, Massimiliano Caldi, Yu Feng, Michał Klauza, Robert W. Rumbelow, Dawid Runtz, or Piotr Sułkowski. They will perform the bestknown orchestra works, e.g. Symphonies by

  1. Brahms, P. Tchaikovsky, and D. Shostakovich.

As part of the cycle Instrument Masters you will hear world-famous stars the majority of whom are our University’s teachers, such as: Tomasz Bińkowski, Danuta Błażejczyk, Urszula Janik, Paweł Gusnar, Jakub Haufa, Jakub Jakowicz, Cezary Konrad, Maria Machowska, Meccore String Quartet, Paweł Pańta, Włodek Pawlik, Karol Radziwonowicz, Jadwiga Rappé, Lilianna Stawarz and Janusz Wawrowski.

 

The concert cycle known as Our Graduates will present the following performers: Łukasz Chrzęszczyk, Rafał Grząka, Andrzej Karałow, Bartłomiej Kominek, Leszek Lorent, Joanna Ławrynowicz, Robert Morawski, Miłosz Pękala, Małgorzata Wasiucionek, and more.

Like every year, concerts of diploma candidates will take place in our Concert Hall as well as at the National Philharmonic and at the Grand Theatre – National Opera and the performers will be the best students selected through Department auditions. Once again,

 I would like to thank Heads of both institutions for many years of collaboration and for their support in promoting our young talents.

I also want to cordially thank Heads of content-related units and Deans of Departments for the preparation of the new artistic season of our University, and first of all, I want to thank the employees of the Concert Bureau for their enormous work contribution to the planning stage and plan implementation during the academic year at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

 


Professor Klaudiusz Baran
Rector


last modified: 03/10/2018