Arts

 

The University is an academic centre of extensive concert life, which results both from student teaching as well as teachers’ artistic and academic activity. The aim of the university’s concert activity is promoting artistic achievements of the FCUM and promoting music among vast audiences visiting us, not only from Warsaw.

In three concert cycles – Wednesdays (19:00 hrs, tickets – 15 zł), Sundays (17:00 hrs, free admission cards) and Mondays (19:00 hrs, free admission cards) – the University presents diverse artistic events from chamber, symphonic and oratorio concerts to musical, dance, and operatic performances. There are also freer forms of artistic expression: the very popular big-band and wind orchestra concerts, jazz and world music presentations as well as multimedia events, electronic and computer music.

The University has numerous artistic ensembles, which include:

New ensembles have been lately founded at the university, and they include impresario-type chamber ensembles: Chopin University Chamber Orchestra, Chopin University Chamber Choir and dance ensemble known as Chopin University Dance Company.

All concerts being part of the university’s artistic season are recorded (for archive purposes) by students of the Department of Sound Engineering supervised by their professors – some of these recordings will be released on CDs by the Chopin University Press publisher. The university stage also hosts numerous undertakings not included in the official concert calendar, e.g. student initiatives (activity of Study Circles or Student Government) or extra undertakings of Chairs and Departments (e.g. exchange concerts with other higher education institutions in Poland).

During summer holidays, the FCUM has for many years organised the following summer festivals:

This year the FCUM will host Morningside Music Bridge, an international summer music programme for talented young musicians co-organised by the FCUM– as part of it individual instrument playing lessons and many different concerts will be held.

The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music is the organiser of the All-Poland Competition for Chamber Wind Ensembles.

Along with the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art and the Academy of Fine Arts, the FCUM has run a common project known as the Opera Institute. It is a unique academic, teaching and research platform in Poland and worldwide connected with the operatic element understood as a sort of continuation of theatrical ideas of ancient Greece. It brings together students and professors from numerous institutions of higher education, focusing them around the opera territory understood that way.

The unit responsible for the organisation of concerts being part of the Wednesday, Sunday and Monday cycles and the summer undertakings, i.e., Chopin festival held at the University patio and the festival held in the historical scenery of the ‘Dziekanka’ Student Dormitory, is:

FCUM CONCERT BUREAU (Room 207)
Zofia Malcolm (head), Magdalena Kowalczyk, Małgorzata Kwiecień, Aleksander Zwierz, Jan Głębowski
CONTACT phone/fax: 22 827 72 49 or phone 22 2789 235, e-mail: bk@chopin.edu.pl

The organisation of concerts featuring the FCUM students outside of the University requested by government, cultural and commercial institutions is managed by:

FCUM CAREER OFFICE (Room 148)
Jacek Dziołak and Mateusz Stankiewicz
CONTACT 784 088 104, e-mail: biurokarier@chopin.edu.pl

The organisation of the Festival and Music Course ‘Chopin–Górecki. Sources and Inspirations’ is managed by:
Justyna Deka (Room 222)
CONTACT phone 22 2789 280, e-mail: justyna.deka@chopin.edu.pl

For information on concert hall rental for commercial purposes please contact:
ADMINISTRATIVE AND BUSINESS UNIT (Room 217)
Paweł Sroczyński, Monika Stankiewicz-Wiciak and Małgorzata Werelich
CONTACT phone 22 827 83 05 or 22 2789 239, e-mail: dag@chopin.edu.pl

Information materials on artistic events held at the University and concert impressions can also be found on social media: facebook.com/koncertyUMFC and instagram.com/koncertyUMFC.


last modified: 25/06/2018