The Chopin Society of Atlanta is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting Fryderyk Chopin’s music and advancing the understanding and appreciation of his legacy while engaging and inspiring youth from the Metro Atlanta area. The essence of our mission lies in enriching children’s education and fostering an appreciation for classical music, as we believe that music represents a universal language that reaches the depths of emotions, stirs imagination and helps our youth gain a better understanding and respect for each other.
Our programs not only help the youth appreciate the beauty of classical music but help them develop self-esteem and become a positive influence on their peers, demonstrating that listening to and playing classical music can translate into life-lasting valuable and exciting experiences.
Fryderyk Chopin by Olivia Mikrut (4th grade Winner of 2014 Art Contest)
Board of Directors
Dorota Lato, Founder and President
Renata Cichocka Elzbieta Gurtler-Krawczynska
Contact: Chopin Society of Atlanta Dorota Lato, President 10700 State Bridge Road, Suite 12, Johns Creek, Georgia 30022 email@example.com 404.245.6133
Fryderyk Chopin, Waltz in C sharp major op 64, No 2
We accomplish our mission by:
organizing competitions about Chopin’s life
providing prizes for the participants of our popular after-concert essay contests
providing nearly 100 annual awards to local music festival and piano competition winners
inviting young artists to perform at our fundraising events
subsidizing concert tickets for music students
funding university-level master classes by visiting artists
funding scholarships for the Georgia State University students to participate in music courses in Paris, France, and Valldemossa, Majorca.
They are usually held at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center and have featured internationally acclaimed pianists, such as Sa Chen, Marek Drewnowski, Ingrid Fliter, Piotr Folkert, Alex Kobrin, Kevin Kenner, Marc Laforet, Leszek Możdżer, Adam Makowicz, Christopher O’Riley, Ewa Pobłocka, Joyce
Yang, and Ilya Yakushev, whose sold-out performances have met with enthusiastic praise from classical music lovers and critics. Our young audiences have been extremely responsive, as evidenced by their insightful comments, demonstrating the profound impact the music leaves on their minds and souls. History
The Chopin Society of Atlanta was founded in the year 2000 to carry on the tradition of preserving Fryderyk Chopin’s legacy, which started in 1899 with the launching of the Chopin Chapter at the Warsaw Music Society. The first Chopin Institute was founded in 1934, and Chopin societies around the globe make up the largest network of organizations dedicated to a single composer.