I believe that the new Academy of Music, to which we are allocating nearly PLN 300 million from the Polish state budget, will be a place where new artists will create, artists who will make Poland famous, but will also delight all of us with what ennobles us, that is, with beautiful music. There is no better place for such an investment than here in Bydgoszcz, in the place which brought so many great musicians into the world said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during his visit to the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.
A modern campus instead of eight buildings
This modern campus of the Academy of Music is to be built in the years 2020-2023. The total cost of the whole project totals approximately PLN 290 million.
Spiritual infrastructure is equally important for the nation, for the state that wants to develop. It is music and art that form it, but they must have a place to evolve, a place where they can educate new musicians and artists Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.
Modern, beautiful and beautifully situated Academy of Music will be a haven for musicians and will make Bydgoszcz and Poland famous the head of the government added.
The Academy of Music currently operates in eight buildings whose technical condition is poor. The development of a modern campus is a chance for the Academy to broaden the scope of its activities, improve the quality of teaching and provide educational opportunities equal to those of other academic centres in Poland. Thanks to the investment, the Academy of Music will also be able to increase the number of students, including foreign ones.
This new eight-storey building comprises, among others, four concert halls - symphony, chamber, theatre and opera and organ, as well as classrooms and a dormitory.
The Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz was established on 27 November 1979. Feliks Nowowiejski - an outstanding Polish composer, conductor, organist and pedagogue was appointed a patron. Since 2005, following the success of Rafał Blechacz, a student of the Bydgoszcz Academy, who won first prize at the 15th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, interest in the Bydgoszcz piano school has grown rapidly. Many young pianists from the Far East began to come to the Academy. Currently, several dozen students from abroad study here, most of them from China.