Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Instrumental Studies Department

INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES - Harpsichord Playing - repeated enrolment mode, first-cycle

Level of study: first-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: ogólnoakademicki Duration: 3 years

Table of contents:

Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units


from 2020-08-01 to 2020-08-31 23:59:00




Harpsichord – The specialty prepares harpsichordists for solo playing, with emphasis on chamber music and rendering of basso continuo. It prepares students for second cycle studies.  It includes Propaedeutics of Piano and Organ Playing. Major subjects include, among others,  Piano, Chamber Music, Rendering of Basso Continuo and Harmony with Exercises.  Students acquire teaching qualifications by completing subjects as part of Pedagogic College.

In the academic year 2020/2021 the major subject: Harpsichord will be taught by:

  • dr hab. Alina Ratkowska, Prof. at the FCUM
  • Senior Lect. Władysław Kłosiewicz


  • Asst Prof. dr Krzysztof Garstka

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.


  • instrument – performing a solo programme varied in terms of style and with a high difficulty level (playing in front of a score allowed) – sending an audio-video recording

Scope of material

  • harpsichord – performing a solo programme on the harpsichord, varied in terms of style and with a high difficulty level, including one suite or partita by J.S. Bach – sending an audio-video recording

Date of exams

14.09.2020 - 18.09.2020 (on-line)