© 2018 Friends of Chopin Australia Incorporated

ABN: 91 147 334 136
Association Number: A05315
Register of Cultural Organisations

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Coming Up!

Heart of Poland

commemorating the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII

with Peter de Jager

29 November 2019

ANU School of Music, 7pm-9pm

Epitaph with urn of Chopin's heart in th

The FRIENDS OF CHOPIN AUSTRALIA is a national not for profit association located in Canberra, Australia dedicated to exploring and promoting the composer Fryderyk Chopin, his music, and its role in Australia's musical life.

The Friends of Chopin Australia conduct research into Chopin in Australia, promote young Australian artists, promote Chopin and Chopin related activities in Australia, and partner with the Australian National University and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland to Australia to hold the Australian International Chopin Piano Competition.

The Friends of Chopin Australia is a member of the International Federation of Chopin Societies and has strong links with Chopin organisations in Poland and around the world. The Friends of Chopin Australia is also listed on the Australian Register of Cultural Organisations.

"Bach is like an astronomer who, with the help of ciphers, finds the most wonderful stars...Beethoven embraced the universe with the power of his spirit... I do not climb so high. A long time ago I decided that my universe will be the soul and heart of man." 
(Fryderyk Chopin in a letter to Delphine Potocka)

28 August 1843 - First advertisement selling Chopin’s music in Australia 
(Sydney Morning Herald)

Poet of the Piano - Canberra recital

Chopin: Poet of the Piano, recital at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Canberra. From left to right: Olivia Urbaniak, His Excellency Paweł Milewski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Australia