Frederic Chopin Biography

Frédéric François Chopin, born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, who wrote primarily for the solo piano. He gained and has maintained renown worldwide as one of the leading musicians of his era, whose "poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation." Chopin was born in what was then the Duchy of Warsaw, and grew up in Warsaw, which after 1815 became part of Congress Poland. A child prodigy, he completed his musical education and composed many of his works in Warsaw before leaving Poland, aged 20, less than a month before the outbreak of the November 1830 Uprising.

At the age of 21 he settled in Paris. Thereafter, during the last 18 years of his life, he gave only some 30 public performances, preferring the more intimate atmosphere of the salon. He supported himself by selling his compositions and teaching piano, for which he was in high demand. Chopin formed a friendship with Franz Liszt and was admired by many of his musical contemporaries, including Robert Schumann. In 1835 he obtained French citizenship. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Frederic Chopin
Full Name:
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
Nationality:
Poland
Profession:
Pianist, Composer, Film Score Composer
Ethnicity:
Poles, French people
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
March 1, 1810
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
October 17, 1849
Age at Death:
39
Cause of Death:
Tuberculosis
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