The Elżbieta and Krzysztof Krawczyński Fund
The Elżbieta and Krzysztof Krawczyński Fund for the Chopin Society of Atlanta was established in 2016 by Drs. Anna and Richard Paré to honor Anna’s late parents and their lifelong commitment to music, education, scientific research, and public service. The purpose of the Fund is to create opportunities for young people to enrich their music skills and foster the appreciation of classical music through various programs, including scholarships for four Georgia State University and University of Georgia piano students to participate in prestigious international master classes in Paris and Valldemossa.
Dr. Elżbieta Gürtler-Krawczyński was a member of the Chopin Society of Atlanta’s Board of Directors and together with her husband, Krzysztof Krawczyński was for many years a highly valued and intrinsic part of the Metro Atlanta culture scene and the Polish American community. They were both tireless promoters of music and Polish traditions, and devoted their lives to helping all those in need. Their generosity, kindness, and expertise gained them universal respect and their tragic death on January 28, 2016, left a huge void in the Metro Atlanta community.
Please read more about their contribution to public service and about their professional accomplishments at:
From the left: Marina Bengoa, Ksenia Kurenysheva, Johnson Gouvêa and Yuxin Ni - the participants of the 2017 Paris and Valldemossa international piano master classes.