• 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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    • Log on to all six Chopin websites
    • Submit and then update events held as part of the Chopin Year
    • Create a personalised  list of events and print it out in a handy form  
    • Subscribe to a newsletter and take part in competitions with attractive prizes to win
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Chopin on the beach

The oldest Fryderyk Chopin monument in South America is located in Rio de Janeiro’s Red Beach (Praia Vermelha).

The monument was designed by August Zamoyski and put in place on the Praça Floriano square, in front of the Municipal Theatre in 1944, where it remained for the next 15 years. In 1959 Brazilian singer Paulo Fortes began advocating for replacing it with a monument of Carlos Gomes, a conductor and composer. His efforts proved successful and in 1960 Chopin’s monument was removed from the square. Forgotten for a couple of years, in 1964 the 2.5-metre sculpture was installed on the Red Beach, though to be the ideal spot to commemorate the Romantic composer.

Photographs by and courtesy of: Quasebart, rickipanema and Tessa Colauto