Chopin and his Europe / Chopin i jego Europa

24, 25 and 26 November, 2022

A three-day event with public masterclasses and a concert featuring Olga Pashchenko, Janusz Olejniczak, and Alexei Lubimov, in collaboration with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, Warsaw and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland). 

The Early Music Department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam invites all students of fortepiano to participate in this international event. In the masterclasses CvA teacher Olga Pashchenko and guest teacher Janusz Olejniczak will work with participants on the performance of Chopin's music on the fortepiano. Part of the event is a concert with Olga Pashchenko, Janusz Olejniczak, Alexei Lubimov and - if possible - two or three participants in the Sweelinckzaal at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Watch the concert live online.

Artistic Leader
Kees Koelmans

Clara Brons


24 November    
9.00-17.00h room 704 practicing
9.00-17.00h room 739 practicing
10.00-13.00h / 14.00-17.00h Sweelinckzaal masterclasses
10.00-13.00h / 14.00-17.00h room 736 masterclasses
25 November    
9.00-11.45h room 704 practicing
9.00-11.45h Sweelinckzaal practicing
12.00-14.15 / 14.45-15.15h room 704 masterclasses
12.00-14.15 / 14.45-15.15h Sweelinckzaal masterclasses
12.00h via Zoom: information session with Olga Pashchenko, Joanna Bokszczanin and Kees Koelmans
18.00-19.00h Sweelinkzaal rehearsal
19.30-21.00h Sweelinckzaal final concert (livestream)
21.00h mezzanine drinks & bites
26 November (Open Day)    
11.30-12.30h room 738 general information by Kees Koelmans, Early Music Department
12.30-14.45h room 739 masterclasses

Download the programme

How to apply - for external students

You can apply for the masterclasses by sending an e-mail including:

  • your name
  • musical education
  • CV
  • preferred teacher
  • piece that you want to work on

The e-mail can be sent to Clara Brons:
On the basis of the mails received a selection will be made. You will be notified by e-mail. 

Closing date for application
18 November, 2022