Professor FCUM Paweł Kamiński, DMus Hab.

I start­ed learn­ing to play the piano at the age of 10. In the peri­od of 1973–78 I stud­ied at the Józef Elsner State Sec­ondary School of Music in War­saw under Alek­san­dra Sos­nows­ka, MA. I passed the matu­ra exam­i­na­tion in 1976 at the N. Żmi­chows­ka Sec­ondary School No. 15 in War­saw and then I stud­ied Com­put­er Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw. In 1978 I became a stu­dent at the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music, where I stud­ied for 5 years in the class­es of Pro­fes­sor Jan Eki­er and Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor Alic­ja Pale­ta-Bugaj. In 1983 I obtained a diplo­ma with hon­ours there. In the same year I was giv­en an award of the Min­istry of Cul­ture and Art for out­stand­ing study achieve­ments. Three times – in 1980, 1981 and 1984 – I won the F. Chopin Soci­ety schol­ar­ship.

From Octo­ber 1983 I worked at the FCAM as Assis­tant at the 1st Chair of Piano. In 1987 I received the FCAM Rector’s Award (indi­vid­ual, 3rd degree) for spe­cial edu­ca­tion­al and teach­ing achieve­ments. In Novem­ber 1992 I obtained qual­i­fi­ca­tions of the first degree and since March 1993 I have been Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor. In 1999 I received the FCAM Rector’s Award (indi­vid­ual, 2nd degree) one more time. In Feb­ru­ary 2001 I obtained qual­i­fi­ca­tions of the sec­ond degree.

Since 1984 I have been coop­er­at­ing with Pro­fes­sor Jan Eki­er on edit­ing the Nation­al Edi­tion of Com­plete Works by F. Chopin (WN). I am a co-edi­tor of all 37 vol­umes pub­lished by the Foun­da­tion of the Nation­al Edi­tion and the Pol­ish Music Pub­lish­ers. Works on the WN result­ed in a num­ber of speech­es at musi­col­o­gist con­fer­ences and lec­tures at uni­ver­si­ties and schools in Europe (Spain, Ger­many, Poland, Rus­sia, Ser­bia, Switzer­land, Hun­gary), Amer­i­ca (USA, Cana­da) and Asia (Japan, Chi­na); their issues are con­nect­ed with edit­ing and using the crit­i­cal source edi­tions (“urtexts”) in the per­for­mance prac­tice.

Since 1998 I have been Chair­man of the Foun­da­tion of the Nation­al Edi­tion of Com­plete Works by F. Chopin.

I have giv­en con­certs in Poland and abroad by par­tic­i­pat­ing – as a soloist – in sym­pho­ny con­certs and by giv­ing recitals and semi-recitals.

I have tak­en part in jury work at piano com­pe­ti­tions.

In ped­a­gogy I com­bine expe­ri­ences gained dur­ing my stud­ies, con­cert and teach­ing activ­i­ty, as well as dur­ing exam­in­ing auto­graphs and first edi­tions; I put spe­cial empha­sis on devel­op­ing the abil­i­ty of cre­ative read­ing of a text and next on the abil­i­ty to show the lis­ten­ers one’s vision of a music piece in a free and expres­sive way.

While work­ing with stu­dents I want them to achieve the fol­low­ing goals:

  1. a nat­ur­al way of play­ing,
  2. mas­ter­ing the rich­est pos­si­ble range of the piano sound,
  3. abil­i­ty to read the composer’s inten­tion from the score,
  4. devel­op­ment of music imag­i­na­tion,
  5. broad devel­op­ment of cre­ative per­son­al­i­ty,
  6. being inde­pen­dent at work,
  7. form­ing and strength­en­ing one’s high self-esteem.

I run class­es in Pol­ish, Eng­lish, French and Russ­ian.


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