Maria Manturzewska

Honorary Committee

Born in 1930 in Krakow, music psychologist, educator, professor emeritus of the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw. She established the first Chair of Music Psychology in Poland and was its longtime supervisor (1985-2000).

Author of many precursory research projects in music psychology:

  • psychological and musical research on the 6th International Piano Competition F. Chopina in Warsaw participants, which became the basis of her doctoral dissertation and the first doctoral dissertation in Poland in the field of music psychology, written under the supervision of prof. S. Szuman, and published by Ossolineum as Psychological Conditions of Piano Achievement (1969);
  • precursory research into the stability, reliability and criteria of assessments of musical performances issued by 6 MKPiFC jurors, experts and critics;
  • research on factors conditioning musical achievements of music schools pupils and students, which results became the basis of her habilitation thesis Psychological determinants of success in music studies (1974, COPSA);
  • long-term, interdisciplinary research on the life course of musicians and its determinants (A Biographical Study of the Life-Span Development of Professional Musicians, Psychology of Music, 18.2, 1990);

She is also the author of a dynamic-interactionist conception of talent and a sequential phase model for the artistic and professional development of musician. She developed and initiated adaptation works of numerous mesurement scales.

She is the founder of a network of psychological counseling centers for music schools. She cooperated with many academic centers in Europe.