• 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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Brochów, Church of St Roch

On 23 April 1810 (Easter Sunday), Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was baptised in the parish church of St Roch in Brochów, near Żelazowa Wola. His godmother was Anna Skarbek, later Wiesiołowska, and his godfather, according to the Chopin family tradition, Fryderyk Skarbek, although he was not present at the actual baptism and his duties were discharged by his proxy, Franciszek Grembecki, from the village of Ciepliny. Several years earlier, in 1806, the same church in Brochów had also held the wedding of Chopin’s parents, Justyna Krzyżanowska and Mikołaj Chopin, and in 1832 Fryderyk’s elder sister, Ludwika, wed there Józef Kalasanty Jędrzejewicz.