Chopin Concerts - Chopin Gallery

Chopin Concerts - Chopin Gallery

Chopin Concerts - Chopin Gallery
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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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  • Monte W
    2 contributions
    Chopin Concert in early March 2020
    My wife and I visited Kraków last week and one of the high points was a piano concert of works by Chopin given by Bartlomiej Kominek. It was superb. He played 9 selections of Chopin and moved us all. It was a small audience and the atmosphere was cozy in a charming hall decorated with pictures from Chopin life. A fine gentleman introduced the concert with a short biography of Chopin and the performer. We chatted with the host after the performance to let him know how much we loved the evening and the moving concert. This was definitely a wonderful experience and we will remember it and recommend it highly for anyone who might be lucky enough to get to Kraków and who enjoys fine culture and Chopin - also recommend it to anyone willing to be exposed to such wonderful music and ambience,
    Visited March 2020
    Written March 17, 2020
  • Maha S
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
    Best thing we did in Kracow
    The 1 hour Chopin piano recital held here was the best thing we did in Kracow. It was a magical evening, in a venue full of old world charm. The hall is not big, but more like a salon lined with beautiful pictures, paintings and little touches that transport you to the world of Chopin. We were given a glass of white wine/Polish beer each. Please don't buy tickets on a 3rd party platform like "Get your guide." Instead go to the website for Kracow Concerts and book there - there are better offers on their own website, and they'll help you get the best package. Also other platforms often don't pay the organisers on time. We couldn't attend on the date we booked, but the organisers insisted we come the next day and enjoy what we paid for! Go early as it takes a couple of minutes to find the venue on a busy street.
    Visited April 2022
    Written May 2, 2022
  • RickyRAKoon
    Detroit, Michigan80 contributions
    Classy piano concert
    We had a party of 6 of us who went to the Chopin concerto. A little show and the pianist is most excellent. You get a glass of wine mid-show. We had dinner in the restaurant next door after, can't remember the name but it is fine dining and excellent. They are affiliated with each other. The dinner was gourmet and 2 of us spent around $100 US or 400 PLN's
    Thank you for the review!
    Written February 21, 2020
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    Visited January 2020
    Written February 13, 2020
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Ewa J
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK83 contributions
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 February 10, 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 February 11, 2020
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Jille50
Columbus, OH42 contributions
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 February 20, 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 February 28, 2020
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Coralie B
3 contributions
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 January 7, 2020
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We are glad that you liked it! Thank you for the review!
Written January 9, 2020
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Susie P
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
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 January 13, 2020
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We are glad that you enjoyed the concert. Thank you for the review!
Written January 14, 2020
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Mougan74
Glasgow, UK13 contributions
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 October 18, 2021
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Natalia L
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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 May 6, 2023
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Sia
London, UK10 contributions
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 February 1, 2020
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Thank you! We are glad that you enjoyed the concert :)
Written February 4, 2020
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Anne S
1 contribution
Jul 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 July 14, 2021
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Juan Orts and family
4 contributions
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 August 19, 2021
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Xiang Rong
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Location was very nice and welcome drink was good. However, the pianist was clearly intending to finish the concert early and, perhaps because they assumed the crowd would not know much about Chopin and classical music, played extremely fast (maybe he needs to go off for something else?), with poor technique and little emotion. It is not that the pianist is not well trained - I found videos of his playing online (and of the same piece performed!) and he is very talented. However, the entire concert was just rushed and failed to express the beauty of any of the pieces in the programme. I would rather have a shorter programme but to have actually decent representations of Chopin’s masterpieces. Do not recommend.
Written May 29, 2022
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