Artur Szklener

Director, Fryderyk Chopin Institute
Age 45, Poland
for bringing together classical music and digital communication

About Artur Szklener

Artur Szklener is the director of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, which uses modern technology to make Chopin's music available to wider audiences around the globe.

Mr. Szklener is working at the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw since 2001. He is the editor of a series of scholarly publications arising from the annual international Chopin conferences in Warsaw and one of the initiators of the publishing series Works by Chopin. Facsimile Edition. His scholarly research is centred around the work of Fryderyk Chopin and methods of analysing tonal music.

Artur Szklener, born in 1972 in Kraków, completed his studies in musicology at the Jagiellonian University. In the years 1994-1995 he was a grant student of Exeter University in the UK, and from 1994 to 1997 of the Phare programme in London, Prague, Brno and Kraków. In the years 1992-1994 he was chair of the Scholarly Circle of Student Musicologists, from 1996 deputy editor-in-chief of Vivo, the music periodical of students and graduates of Warsaw Music Academy and the Institute of Musicology of Warsaw University, and vice-chair of the Koryfeusz association of young musicians and musicologists. He completed his studies in 1997 (master's thesis on Chopin's F minor Fantasy in the light of contemporary methods of analysis), receiving an MA with distinction. Since then he has taught at the Institute of Musicology of the Jagiellonian University. In 2008 he successfully defended his PhD thesis 'Idiom melodyki Chopina' [Chopin's melodic idiom].