The Fryderyk Chopin Institute (Polish: Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina) was created in 2001 as the result of legislation in the Polish Parliament.[1]

The Institute is located in Warsaw. It is dedicated to researching and promoting the life and works of Polish composer Frédéric Chopin, (born in Poland as Fryderyk Chopin). Its activities include publications, organization of concerts, conserving the physical and artistic Chopin heritage, monitoring the commercial use of Chopin's name and operating a Chopin Information Centre (the Institute's website).[2] Amongst its publication projects is a complete facsimile edition of Chopin's works, compiled from all available holograph manuscripts, edited by Zofia Chechlińska.[3]

The Institute is the organizer of the five-yearly International Chopin Piano Competition.[4] It also runs the "Young Talents" programme to encourage young Polish pianists.[5]

The Institute is also organizing a festival Chopin and his Europe since 2005. It presents European music in the context of its links with the life and work of Chopin. One of the objectives of the festival programme is historical performance - presenting works as they were originally heard, on period instruments. The festival is organised in collaboration with the Warsaw Philharmonic, Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera and Polish Radio II.


  1. ^ "Legal Act" (English translation), Fryderyk Chopin Institute website, accessed 7 August 2014.
  2. ^ "About us", Fryderyk Chopin Institute website, accessed 7 August 2014.
  3. ^ Alina Mądry, "19th Century editions of the Works of Chopin as an Aspect of the History of Reception", Polish Libraries website, accessed 7 August 2014.
  4. ^ Website Archived 2015-04-03 at the Wayback Machine. of the International Chopin Competition, accessed 7 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Promotion of Young Talents", Fryderyk Chopin Institute website, accessed 7 August 2014.

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