Back to Music Websites Frederic Francois Chopin
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, by Ary Scheffer.
Did you know?
Chopin was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1810.
Chopin's father was a teacher!
He started learning to play piano when he was only 6. 
When he was young he performed many concerts in German cities. 
What other composers might Chopin have met?
Chopin's first song was published in 1817.  How old was he then?  That song was called Polonaise in G Minor.
He was playing concerts for people by the time he was 8!
 
Chopin loved Poland even though he moved to Paris, France in his 20's.
Chopin was good friends with another composer named Franz Liszt.

Chopin's girlfriend's name was George Sand.  Doesn't that sound like a man's name to you?   Well....... that wasn't really her name.   She was a writer and that was the name she used as an author because back then it was not acceptable for women to be writers. 

Chopin composed music for the piano.  As a matter of fact he is one of the reasons that the piano is so popular today.