Fryderyk Chopin University of Music

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Fryderyk Chopin University of Music
Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina
founding 1810
Sponsorship state
place Warsaw , Poland
Rector Klaudiusz Baran

The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (in Polish Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina , UMFC for short , international Chopin University of Music ) is a university in the Polish capital, Warsaw, named after Frédéric Chopin since 1979 . The university, whose beginnings go back to 1810, was founded as a conservatory and only later became a university.


In 1810 Wojciech Bogusławski founded a music school for singers and actors, which was expanded in 1820 by Józef Elsner , Chopin's future teacher, and attached to the University of Warsaw . Elsner taught in the Dziekanka , which was built from 1770 to 1784 as one of the first palaces for Warsaw capitulars in the classical style. After the November uprising in 1830, the school was closed by the authorities of the Tsarist Empire and re-established in 1861 by Apolinary Kątski as the Warsaw Music Institute (Instytut Muzyczny w Warszawie).

After Polish independence was regained in 1918, the institute was taken over by the Polish state and was named Conservatory Warsaw (Konserwatorium Muzyczne w Warszawie). The old main building was destroyed in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. After the Second World War , the school was rebuilt in 1946 as the State Higher Music School (Wyższa Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna). In 1962 she received full academic status and thus the right to award MA degrees in all musical subjects. The institution that had become the State Music Academy (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Muzyczna) was renamed in 1979 to the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy (Akademii Muzycznej im. Fryderyka Chopina). It was given its current name on April 25, 2008.

The Dziekanka was reconstructed in 1947-48 by Mieczysław Kuźma and Zygmunt Stępiński and is now part of the University of Music as the Zajazd Dziekanka student residence .


Zajazd Dziekanka student

Directors and Rectors

Well-known professors and students



Honorary doctorates

Web links

Commons : Fryderyk Chopin University of Music  - collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. Professor Klaudiusz Baran, DMus Hab. Rector. Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (English).
  2. ^ Statute Uniwersytetu Muzycznego Fryderyka Chopina. Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (Polish; PDF; 1.05 MB).
  3. ^ The Heritage of the University. Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (English).
  4. Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie. In: (Polish).

Coordinates: 52 ° 14 '8.35 "  N , 21 ° 1' 20.17"  E