"Chopin-Górecki" Music Festival and Course

July 11-20, 2024

The Chopin University of Music in Warsaw invites you to participate in the 25th edition of the "Chopin-Górecki" Music Festival and Course, which will take place from July 11-20, 2024. As part of this year's edition of the course, we offer you four 45-minute individual lessons under the guidance of the best pedagogues of our University, lectures and a trip full of attractions to the birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin - Żelazowa Wola.

The first Chopin-Górecki Music Festival and Course took place at the Chopin University of Music twenty years ago. Over the years, it has become one of the most important artistic events at the University. Every year, a large number of participants come to the course, and more and more guests attend concerts. The festival has been promoting Polish culture and music for twenty years. Works by composers from Chopin, through Szymanowski, Lutosławski to Górecki are a source of inspiration for artists and other contemporary composers.

Every year we host participants from all over the world. We were visited by students from the USA, France, Belgium, Italy, South Korea, Japan, China and of course from Poland. Lessons in such specialties as playing the piano, violin, cello, flute, singing and composition are conducted by outstanding teachers who are academic teachers at the UMFC on a daily basis. 

In addition to individual lessons, concerts are also held during the festival: KWADROFONIK, KAPELA Z WSI WARSZAWA, proMODERN, DOROTA MIŚKIEWICZ with her band, SZYMANOWSKI QUARTET, DUO GRANAT performed on the stage of the Concert Hall. Every year, lectures conducted by professors from the University are very popular. An additional attraction of the course is a trip to Żelazowa Wola, where festival participants relax to the music of Fryderyk Chopin.


    Application for the course is made only via the electronic form, which is available at the link REGISTRATION FORMThe deadline for submissions is June 30, 2024.


    - for candidates from abroad it was EUR 600 (without accompaniment) or EUR 800 (with accompaniment)
    - for candidates from abroad it was USD 660 (without accompaniment) or USD 880 (with accompaniment)
    - for candidates from Poland it was: PLN 1800 (without accompaniment) or PLN 2200 (with accompaniment)
    Attention: Master classes of the "Singing" specialty are held only with accompaniment. Costs: for participants from Poland PLN 2200, for participants from abroad EUR 800 or USD 880.

    The course fee should be paid to the university's account with the note Chopin-Górecki 2024
    IBAN: PL 82 2490 0005 0000 4600 9732 0699 - for payments in EUR

    IBAN: PL 94 2490 0005 0000 4600 5618 2298 - for payments in USD
    IBAN: PL 70 2490 0005 0000 4600 5158 8131 - for payments in PLN

  • Rules of the music course

    Regulations of the International Festival and Music Course "Chopin-Górecki"

    § 1

    1.    The organiser of the International Festival and Music Course "Chopin-Górecki", hereinafter referred to as the "Course", is the Chopin University of Music with its seat in Warsaw, 2 Okólnik St., 00-368 Warsaw, Tax Identification Number 525-000-77-15, Business Identification Number 000275702, hereinafter referred to as "UMFC" or "the Organiser".
    2.    The aim of the Course is to enable musicians from all over the world (hereinafter referred to as "Participants") to improve their musical skills and develop their talent through participation in online masterclasses conducted by the best pedagogues who are on a daily basis teachers at the UMFC.
    3.    The course includes stationary classes at the UMFC building at ul. Okólnik 2 in Warsaw with the following specialties: piano, chamber music, violin, singing, composition.
    4.    The Organizer reserves the right to change available specializations referred to in paragraph 3. (expanding the offer or limiting it).

    § 2

    1.    Participation in the Classes requires filling in an application form and paying a fee at a specified date to the Organiser's bank account. The fee, deadline and bank account number shall be available at the website of the Course.
    2.    Participant shall be entitled to reimbursement of the fee paid for the Classes in the case of withdrawal from the Classes no later than 14 days before their commencement. In case of cancellation later, the fee is non-refundable.
    3.    The participant of the Classes may not be a person under 16 years of age. It is possible for younger participants to come, provided that a guardian is present and the prior written consent of the Rector of the UMFC is obtained.

    § 3

    1.    Registration for the Course takes place exclusively through the electronic form on the website of the Course.The form should be completed by the date specified on the aforementioned website. 
    2.    There is a limit of 10 places per tutor. The order of applications is decisive for qualifying for the Course.
    3.    Due to limited number of places, the Organiser reserves the right to close the list of participants earlier.

    § 4

    1.    Each Participant of the Course is entitled to four 45-minute meetings with a selected pedagogue. (Lessons will be held without accompanists, (or with an accompanist after payment by the participant) in English - without an interpreter. Due to the specific nature of their conduct, classes in singing will be held only with a piano.
    2.    The participant has the option of holding meetings with an accompanist provided by the UMFC, provided that an additional fee is paid in advance. 
    3.    Splitting individual classes between two or more educators is prohibited without the prior consent of the Festival Organizer in writing.
    4.    Classes shall be held according to the schedule established by the Organiser. The pedagogue is not obliged to work off the lessons on another date in case of the Participant's absence. However, the pedagogue is obliged to work off the lessons that were not held due to his/her fault on a date agreed with the Participant.

    § 5

    1.    Any form of recording of the Classes without prior written consent of the Organiser, in particular recording or photographing is prohibited. 

    § 6

    1.    The administrator of personal data of the Participants and their Parents / legal guardians processed in connection with the organization and course of the Course, and the subsequent archiving of its documentation is the Chopin University of Music, represented by the Rector of the Chopin University of Music. 
    2.    Second Contact with the data protection inspector of the UMFC, who supervises the observance of data processing in accordance with the provisions of the law is carried out through the email address
    3.    The data in the scope included in the application form will be processed in order to qualify for the Course and further participation in it under the terms of the Course Regulations, including contacting you, realization of the Course, documenting its course and then archiving the produced documentation (Article 6.1.a, e and f RODO).
    4.    The data will be processed only by authorized employees of the UMFC involved in the processes related to the realization of the Course, for the period provided for archiving the documentation concerning the Course, and in the case of processing on the basis of consent - until its withdrawal. The data may be disclosed to other recipients (external entities) only in cases provided by law or to entities entrusted with data processing on the basis of a contract, e.g. to Microsoft in connection with the use of Office 365 service provided.
    5.    Providing data contained in the application questionnaire is voluntary, but necessary for the effective and proper organization and conduct of the Course. Failure to provide data shall make it impossible to participate in the Classes, whereas lack of consent to process data in the field of image shall hinder their organisation and course.
    6.    In relation to the processing of data, shall have the right to: access to their personal data, correct them, withdraw their consent to their processing, object to the processing and lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority. Exercising the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data shall make it impossible for you to continue to participate in the Course, but it shall not affect the legality of the processing performed on the basis of consent before its withdrawal. 
    7.    The exercise of the rights referred to in Section 6 is possible through the UMFC Data Protection Officer ( 
    8.    Personal data will not be processed for purposes related to automated decision-making, including on the basis of profiling.
    9.    Data will not be transferred to third countries or international organizations, subject to the possibility of data processing by Microsoft outside the EEA, in compliance with data protection principles provided for in the RODO. 

    § 7

    1.    These Regulations shall come into force on the day of their signing by the Rector of the Chopin University of Music.