• Chopin Year Celebrations

    A Calendar of Events letting you know what, where and when is happening throughout the Chopin Year:

    • Events: concerts, exhibitions, shows and many others
    • Reports
    • Interviews
    • Kordegarda CHOPIN 2010
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  • Information Resource

    A wealth of information about Fryderyk Chopin’s life and work:  

    • Quizzes and interesting facts
    • Recommended recordings and publications
    • Educational resources  
    • Image bank  
    • Presentation of places connected Chopin  
    • Links to competent sources
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  • CHOPIN For Kids

    An inspiring guide helping children to enter the exciting word of Fryderyk Chopin’s music:

    • Interactive games and activities for the youngest ones
    • Tips and guidelines for parents
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  • Inter:Act

    Engaging social networking initiatives revolving around the Chopin Year.

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  • TV Programme

    An archive of past episodes of the show broadcast on TVP1 plus.

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  • Chopin 2010
    Celebrations Office

    A platform for exchanging information between institutions, journalists and organisers of jubilee events. Brings you official information about:

    • Past, present and planned activities of the Office
    • artProjects: mobile artistic projects
    • Chopin-themed tours
    • Chopin 2010 Press Office

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Honorary Patrons

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Czerwińska-Rydel Anna

His Lordship Pichon

Place and date of publication: Warsaw 2010

Language version: Polish

Publisher: The Fryderyk Chopin Institute / Bernardinum

His Lordship Pichon – it is a novel about the childhood and young adult life of Fryderyk Chopin addressed to young readers. The book is based on facts from the life of the outstanding Polish composer of the Romantic period. The book results from comprehensive source research conducted by the author (letters, biographies, documents). It presents in a way easy to follow for the young reader, the other, less known Chopin image: a boy of many talents, full of life and sense of humour, and at the same time a brilliant artist and composer. Anna Czerwińska-Rydel created a story where she managed to keep the balance between the light dose of the "antiquated" language and its comprehensibility for children. Reading this book is a sheer pleasure thanks to interesting narration, lively dialogues, colourful descriptions and beautiful graphic design by Józef Wilkoń.