Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Instrumental Studies Department

INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES - Harpsichord Playing, second-cycle

Level of study: second-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: ogólnoakademicki Duration: 2 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units


from 2020-05-01 to 2020-06-20 23:59:00




The specialtyprepares harpsichord virtuosi for undertaking independent artistic activity as soloists and chamber musicians. It offers an option to obtain teaching qualifications. It includes Propaedeutics of Piano or Organ Playing. Major  subjects are Harpsichord, Chamber Music, Specialist Literature, Counterpoint with Fugue, Execution of Early Music, Rendering of Basso Continuo. 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 playing test – sending an audio-video recording

Scope of material

  • performing any solo programme varied in terms of style and with a high difficulty level (30-minute presentation). In case of no access to the harpsichord it is allowed to make a recording on other keyboard instrument.

Date of exams

01.07.2020 - 06.07.2020 (on-line)