CHOPIN Frédéric

Bio

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) was Polish French composer and pianist of the Romantic period, best known for his solo pieces for piano and his piano concerti. It is clear that Frederic's love for music developed from a very young age since his father was a musician of different instruments and his mother a piano player and teacher. However, his development as a musician was as a result of his sister Ludwika who taught him basic music and how to play the piano. Most scholars give credit to Ludwika as frederic’s first piano teacher. After learning to play the piano at home, Chopin was enrolled in the Warsaw Lyceum where he continued to study music and piano playing. Like other great and famous piano players his aim was to become a virtuoso.