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

last modified: 03/10/2018