Chopin Concerts - Chopin Gallery

Chopin Concerts - Chopin Gallery

Chopin Concerts - Chopin Gallery
4.5
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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To any Chopin aficionado, concerts of the piano master's musical works present themselves as a real treat. Pieces from the oeuvre of the legendary composer, renowned both in Poland and worldwide, are performed regularly all year round. The concerts highlight Chopin's most popular piano works, as performed by such notable pianists as, among others. 14 Slawkowska Street An old historical tenement house called "Dębinskim" or "Under Barrel".The house was built in the 15th century as an one-storeyed building and it was restructured thoroughly in the middle of the 16th century.After that the house became the property of a Royal Hunter named Kaspar Dębinski who worked for the Royal Family in the Wawel Castle.He ordered to add the second floor and then the house's facade was decorated with paintings presenting different kinds of weapons.At present you can see extraordinary the 19th century staircase with its original richly ornameted railing made of iron leading to the concert hall The concert hall is dedicated to F.Chopin was as one of the greatest composers of all time.
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  • Lenard M
    Tartu, Estonia10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A virtuoso performance of Chopin's lesser-known compositions
    Pre-purchased our tickets (perhaps necessary only during the high season), to be met at the top of the stairs (for people with access issues, it's 2 storeys up stairs) by a very polite and pleasant manager, who invited us to be seated and to have the glass of wine (included in the ticket price), a pleasant, undemanding white. The young male pianist has won several competitions and awards, and has played widely across Europe, as well as China, and he put on a viruoso performance. The Chopin pieces selected are not the "greatest hits" (perhaps with the exception of the Polonnaise), and it was a well-chosen repertoire, since these are so rarely heard. An excellent way to spend an evening, highly recommended!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 March 2024
  • honolulujc
    76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Talented Pianists at WONDERFUL Salon-style Venue!
    I was traveling on vacation for two weeks and attended several Chopin concerts during this time. By far, this was my favorite venue mostly because the setting was "salon-like." [I went to two museum concerts and one fancy concert hall.] The building and room is simple. But Marco (sp?), the attendee, and set designer Toudis (sp?) were very hospitable and charming. I enjoyed this venue and the pianists to the extent that I attended every night while in Krakow! Each pianist was talented and remarkable in different ways and the performances were outstanding!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 March 2024
  • Tiki B
    Manchester, United Kingdom188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful sonic experience
    Listening to Chopin in a space dedicated to and named after him, within one of his home countries was an incredible and unique experience. Andrew, the "guide" makes the experience special. First, he welcomes you and gives you a short introduction of what you are about to experience, both a bit about Chopin and a bit about the pianist, Pawel Kubica, about to play pieces from the composer, and all that makes you feel right at home. Then, in the midst of several painting that sets the atmosphere, the pianist enters, bows and seats at the grand (magnificent really) piano. The show starts and you are taken by every sound to the genius of a composer that knew how to express and speak to hearts. The hour went by so fast! I got to hear some of favourite pieces such as the Etude 64 opus 2. The order of the pieces was quite ingenious, I must admit. Starting with a great way of warming up the hands and ending with a fantastic way of staying within the hearts, the pianist was dedicated and knew his material like the back of his hand, needing no music sheets to refer to which also meant not having to turn pages or make any additional even minimal noises or gestures that took the listener away from the main event. What a champ I had a great emotional time, sonically reconnecting in a very special way indeed. Not only is Chopin my favourite composer of all time, but here I was, in his country, listening to someone who loved his creations almost as much as I do and with Andrew, a clear fan who makes it possible daily. I stayed with Andrew after everyone had left, got to take a photo with Pawel Kubica, to thank him personally and talk more with Andrew about our love for music. Exceptional time indeed!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 July 2024
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Ewa J
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK85 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Booked tickets on-line several days beforehand. Arrived at the venue to be told that he concert is cancelled. No email or text message notification. I'll give them a benefit of the doubt, maybe they'd just found out with 15 minutes to go, that the musicians couldn't make it. However, we didn't receive any apologies even afterwards. I tried emailing the address given in the original email with the tickets, but the email came back as "address invalid". Several days later, tried emailing a different address found on their website, again, no reply. I did however receive a refund on Saturday (concert was scheduled for previous Tuesday). Again, no email, apologies or explanation.
Written 10 February 2020
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Dear Ewa J We apologize for the situation. For reasons beyond our control, we had to cancel the event (one of the musicians had an accident). However, we are sorry that we did not inform you properly and you did not receive an apology from us. Your comment has been discussed with the team to ensure that this does not happen again. Warm Regards Cracow Concerts Management
Written 11 February 2020
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Jille50
Columbus, OH37 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We booked and pre-paid for our tickets for this event on Travelocity and the man at the door, Marek Prokopik, looked at our vouchers and refused us entry unless we paid him again. His reason was that Travelocity didn’t pay him for the tickets, which I find very difficult to believe as I have been booking excursions, airline tickets and hotels with them for many years now and have never had an issue. All other experiences in Poland and with Polish people have been wonderful. I was with 3 other travelers, and we were so looking forward to a relaxing evening of Chopin; instead we were humiliated and did not get to see the concert and the gatekeeper Marek was so happy to deny us entry. Total scam. No wonder this very small concert hall was 1/2 empty. Shame on you Chopin Concerts for treating visitors to your country in such a disgraceful manner. And double shame on you Marek Pokopik for being so rude to Chopin lovers.
Written 20 February 2020
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Dear Jille We apologize for the situation. We have problems with a ticket broker who does not fulfill his obligations and does not pay for the tickets sold. However, we are very sorry that we did not inform you properly and you felt badly treated. Your case has been discussed with the team to ensure that this does not happen again.
Written 28 February 2020
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Coralie B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The pianist Witold Wilczek is an amazing performer : we had a very great time listening to Chopin's music. The place is also awesome creating a perfect atmosphere for a classic concert. Moreover, the receptionist was welcoming. As a conclusion, a perfect evening !
Written 7 January 2020
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We are glad that you liked it! Thank you for the review!
Written 9 January 2020
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Susie P
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Really nothing short of fantastic. We had the pleasure of seeing Paweł Kubica whose expertise was very evident throughout.
We had originally come to see Klezmer in that same venue, but the show was cancelled. The host was very kind and fixed the mistake promptly, inviting us to see the Chopin concert instead, and we weren’t disappointed! Very professional environment. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.
Written 13 January 2020
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We are glad that you enjoyed the concert. Thank you for the review!
Written 14 January 2020
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Mougan74
Glasgow, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
I went 4 times to these concerts during my stay in Krakow. It was certainly a highlight to experience some classical music, particularly Chopin.

The room was lovely with numerous images connected to Chopin's life. The piano sounded fantastic. I received a warm welcome each time I arrived.

I was sometimes in a generous mood and would have tipped the musicians, quite a lot. But they all stayed in their room afterwards so I didn't meet them to pass on some money. (They might wish to stay in their room if they are shy or don't wish to meet patrons. If they can't speak English or another language. Or shielding, as people from all over the world, including perhaps red list countries visit.) I did see a tip plate on my last visit but I decided not to leave anything extra as I wasn't to know if all of it went to the musicians: split with managers, the owners, are tips pulled them split.

The hall gives musicians a good opportunity to perform and be exposed to the pressure of performing. All of them were on top form. (One did make a couple of mistakes but to the untrained ear it might not be noticed and these things happen in live events.) The musicians are all playing from memory, for an hour and none of them used sheet music as they knew the music so we'll.

I don't think one needs to be a tourist to enjoy these concerts, but it did seem that only tourists attend.

Although I enjoyed them thoroughly, every one. It might have been interesting to hear, perhaps, just one night, a variety of composers that influenced Chopin and his contemporaries. Perhaps some Chopin songs with a singer.

I spent two weeks in Krakow, and these concerts were certainly a highlight. I did return and heard the same pianist doing the exact same program as I enjoyed it so much.
Written 18 October 2021
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Natalia L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
My boyfriend and I spent a lovely evening at the Chopin concert at the Chopin Gallery. We are both classical music aficionados and I in particular love Chopin, so this was a real treat. For the length and quality of the concert, the price (around $15-$20 per person, I can't remember exactly how much) is fairly inexpensive (especially by American standards) and a glass of wine is included. The pianist we heard was Ireneusz Boczek, by far the most stoic pianist to play Romantic music. The music itself is beautiful and timeless and we enjoyed Boczek's interpretation.
Written 6 May 2023
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Sia
London, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Amazing experience definitely worth coming! The pianist Witold Wilczek is a truly talented young man and no surprise he has won so many awards and scholarships.
To be able to play Chopin you need to be skilled and experienced and Witold was both but also passionate.
Thank you for the beautiful performance!!
Written 1 February 2020
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Thank you! We are glad that you enjoyed the concert :)
Written 4 February 2020
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Anne S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021 • Couples
We very much enjoyed the concert tonight. We were warmly welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine and a little introductory speech about Chopin’s life. The musician, Radislaw Gozdzlikowski, played wonderfully some of Chopin’s best-known pieces. It was a delight listening to him as well as watching him play with such skill and virtuosity.
Written 14 July 2021
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Lenard M
Tartu, Estonia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Pre-purchased our tickets (perhaps necessary only during the high season), to be met at the top of the stairs (for people with access issues, it's 2 storeys up stairs) by a very polite and pleasant manager, who invited us to be seated and to have the glass of wine (included in the ticket price), a pleasant, undemanding white. The young male pianist has won several competitions and awards, and has played widely across Europe, as well as China, and he put on a viruoso performance. The Chopin pieces selected are not the "greatest hits" (perhaps with the exception of the Polonnaise), and it was a well-chosen repertoire, since these are so rarely heard. An excellent way to spend an evening, highly recommended!
Written 7 March 2024
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Juan Orts and family
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Nobody should leave Krakow without listening to a Chopin concert in this intimate and ellegant concert space. The young polish pianist R. Gozdikowsky performed outstandly some of the most famous pieces of Chopin. We foresee a brilliant future for this musician. Congratulations Radoslaw!!
The Chopin Gallery is located in the center of the town and the space is very well decorated, making possible an intimate atmosphere, ideal to enjoy the music of Chopin.
Written 19 August 2021
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