Department 2 instructs instrumental specialists with the following Specialties: Piano Playing, Harpsichord Playing, Organ Playing and Piano Chamber Music.
The piano class trains virtuoso pianists and also prepares students for work in chamber orchestras and teaching. Compulsory subjects (e.g.): piano, chamber music and jazz improvisation on the 1st degree Studies (BA Studies) and specialist literature, propaedeutics of contemporary piano music, instrument construction, and harpsichord or organ literature on the 2nd degree Studies (MA Studies). Piano classes are taught by: Professor Krzysztof Jabłoński, Professor Anna Jastrzębska-Quinn, Professor Paweł Kamiński, Professor Elżbieta Karaś-Krasztel, Professor Joanna Ławrynowicz-Just, Professor Alicja Paleta-Bugaj, Professor Ewa Pobłocka, Professor Jerzy Sterczyński, Professor Elżbieta Tarnawska, Professor Edward Wolanin, Assistant Professor Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryła, Lecturer Janusz Olejniczak.
The harpsichord class trains virtuoso harpsichord players and also prepares students for work in chamber orchestras and teaching. Major subjects on the 1st degree Studies (BA Studies) are (among others): harpsichord, chamber music, basso continuo, harmonia, and execution of Musica Antiqua; on the 2nd degree Studies (MA Studies): instrument construction, improvisation and others. Harpsichord classes are taught by: Professor Alina Ratkowska and Senior Lecturer Władysław Kłosiewicz.
The organ class trains virtuoso organists and also prepares students for work in the fields of culture and teaching. Major subjects on the 1st degree Studies (BA Studies) are (among others): organ, chamber music, basso continuo, Gregorian chorale and liturgical playing. On the 2nd degree Studies (MA Studies) major subjects are also: organology, specialist literature and. Organ classes are taught by: Professor Andrzej Chorosiński, Professor Jerzy Dziubiński, Professor Jarosław Malanowicz, Assistant Professor Bartosz Jakubczak, Professor Jarosław Wróblewski.
The class of piano chamber music. It educates pianists, singers and instrumentalists by letting them develop as soloists and virtuoso performers; it gives them a professional and psychological basis in chamber music playing; it gives them the knowledge, skills and the ability to work as a team in the spirit of a musical partnership. It prepares them for holding functions in different musical institutions, such as music schools at various levels. It covers BA and MA studies. Classes of Piano Chamber Music are run by: Professor Krystyna Makowska-Ławrynowicz, Professor Katarzyna Jankowska-Borzykowska, Professor Ella Susmanek, Assistant Professor Joanna Maklakiewicz, Assistant Professor Iwona Mironiuk, Assistant Professor Robert Morawski.
There are individual classes in piano, chamber music and organ playing (or harpsichord playing) organized as part of Postgraduate Artistic Training. The Department also offers Postgraduate Studies for Pianists in the Specialty “Coaching” and Postgraduate Interdepartmental Song Interpretation Course.
From the Academic Year 2012/2013 candidates for the second degree studies can apply for widening their chosen Major with multimedia subjects, in a form of an individual plan of studies, as part of the project called the Inter-University Multimedia Program (MSM) run by the Department of Sound Engineering, which is a continuation of the project co-financed by the Operating Programme “Human Capital” as part of the European Social Fund.
Dean: Professor Anna Jastrzębska-Quinn, DMus Hab.
Deputy Dean: Professor Jarosław Wróblewski, DMus Hab.
Secretary: Agnieszka Strumińska
Room 305, tel. (48 22) 827 72 41 ext. 318