About Us

The Fryderyk Chopin Society of Connecticut is a classical music appreciation group that sponsors several classical music concerts throughout the year; showcasing the works of Fryderyk Chopin, as well as many other composers. Founded by Polish pianist Slawomir Dobrzanski, under the auspices of the Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, the Chopin Society has been presenting piano recitals by world renowned pianists from around the globe, and promoting young artists since 1998. The program is a member of the International Federation of Chopin Societies. It is one of the two societies recognized in the United States by the federation.
Under the leadership of the current president, Luiz de Maura Castro, the Chopin Society is implementing an ambitious program expansion.  A brilliant pianist, and professor of piano at Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Conservatori Superior del Liceu in Barcelona and Pro Arte Seminarios de Musica in Rio de Janeiro, Professor de Moura Castro is able to draw on an extraordinary network of colleagues, as well as over two hundred of his students who now teach at universities and institutions in more than fourteen countries, to attract the highest caliber of musicians. The richness of the program and virtuosity “the brilliance, gripping artistic vision and emotional depth of these extraordinary artists” offers Central Connecticut the best of the increasingly rare performance genre of the piano recital.


A Member Of The International Federation of Chopin Societies and a program of the Polish American Foundation of Connecticut
Since 1998.


The Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and a Partner Agency of United Way – donor designation number 5124