University of Warsaw Foundation
Fundacja Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego

"Bach 200 UW" concert series



Inaugurated in 2011, the concert series called "BACH 200UW – 200 Bach Cantatas for the University of Warsaw's 200th Anniversary” has been continued to celebrate the bicentennial celebrations of the establishment of the University of Warsaw. The concert series is be the first Polish presentation of all 200 cantatas composed by J.S. Bach for the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.

The works of the Leipzig cantor are performed by a variety of ensembles and soloists: not only professional singers who interpret Baroque music with proper expertise in its historical style, but also those for whom – perhaps – being invited to sing Bach is a fulfilment a secret dream. 

Every concert has not only artistic but also educational value: the concert programs contain descriptions and translations of all performed pieces, written by professor Szymon Paczkowski (the Institute of Musicology of the UW), one of the most distinguished Polish scholars of Bach’s oeuvre, and professor Paweł Piszczatowski (the Institute of German Studies of the UW), a scholar of German literature and philosophy. The series will be followed by a publication of a popular guide to Bach’s compositions.

In 2013–2015 and 2016–2018 the series has been financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.



Location and correspondence address:
The University of Warsaw Foundation
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warsaw

NIP: 525-15-69-220
Regon: 001323248

Gardener's House

Location of the Foundation’s Office:
Gardner’s House, room 1.4
Dobra 68/70
00-312 Warsaw
phone number: +4822 5520882
fax number: +4822 8267948

mgr Karolina Żardecka-Górska
Head of the Foundation’s Office

Bank account number:
PKO Bank Polski SA Oddział 56 w Warszawie
ul. Bagatela 15, 00-585 Warszawa
30 1020 1156 0000 7502 0008 7213