The Fryderyk Chopin Monument
Feel invited to the 58th Season of Chopin Concerts in the Royal Łazienki. Recitals at the foot of the Monument to Chopin will be held every Sunday at 12.00 and 16.00. Hear pianists of worldwide renown, including outstanding musicians of the younger generation.
Summer recitals will take place in the Royal Łazienki until 24 September. Audiences will enjoy recitals by 41 finest pianists from Poland, Lithuania, Japan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Italy and the United States. They won prizes in numerous competitions, including the International Chopin Piano Competition and are known for their great artistic achievements.
This year’s Chopin Concerts will be inaugurated on 14 May, at 12.00, with a recital by 27-year old Lukas Geniušas from Lithuania. This talented young pianist won numerous prestigious awards in his career. His successes include the second place prize in the 16th International Chopin Piano Competition, the first prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City in 2010, and two years later the first prize in the International Competition for Young Pianists in Saint Petersburg. He performed in Brazil, Japan, Canada, France, Switzerland and Italy among others.
The program of his recital at the foot of the Monument to Chopin includes the following pieces: Mazurkas – Op. 63 in F minor, Op. 7 in F minor, Op. 17 in B flat major, Op. 30 in C sharp minor, Op. posth in A minor B. 140, Op. 6 in E major, Op. 68 No. 2 in A minor, Op. 63 No. 3 in C sharp minor, Waltzes – Op. 34 in A minor and F major, Etudes – Op. 10 No. 1 in C major and No. 9 in F minor, Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat major and No. 12 in C minor.
At 16.00 don’t miss Konrad Skolarski who is said to be "playing like a great piano virtuoso". He started learning to play the instrument at the age of four and then studied under the eye of outstanding pianists, such as legendary professor Peter Feuchtwanger. At present, he is lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music himself and still gives concerts. His two albums got a lot of publicity in the world of classical music.
At the foot of the Monument to Chopin, he will perform the following pieces: Nocturne in F sharp major Op. 15 No. 2, Scherzo in B minor Op. 20, Nocturne in F minor Op. 55 No. 1, Scherzo in B flat minor Op. 31, Ballade in F major Op. 38, Nocturne in C minor Op. 48 No. 1, Ballade in G minor Op. 23.
During the 58th Season of Chopin Concerts we will also enjoy performances of the Japanese pianist Takashi Yamamoto, winner of the 4th prize in the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition as well as Kevin Kenner from the United States, winner of many prizes, including the second place prizes in the 12th International Chopin Piano Competition and the "Chopin in Memoriam" International Piano Competition in Varna.
The concerts, which are organized by the Royal Łazienki in cooperation with Stołeczna Estrada cultural institution and the Fryderyk Chopin Society, are extremely popular, both among tourists and residents of Warsaw. 80,000 listeners attend them every year, and the pianists consider giving these performances an honour.
The recitals by the Monument to Chopin were first organised in 1959, soon after the monument to the remarkable Polish composer was reconstructed. Ever since, the concerts have taken place every year, becoming an important part of Warsaw’s cultural calendar.
58TH SEASON OF CHOPIN CONCERTS IN THE ROYAL ŁAZIENKI
12.00 – Lukas Geniušas (Lithuania), 16.00 – Konrad Skolarski
12.00 – Kevin Kenner (USA), 16.00 – Krzysztof Trzaskowski
12.00 – Antonio di Cristofano (Italy), 16.00 – Edwin Szwajkowski
12.00 – Michał Karol Szymanowski, 16.00 – Karol Radziwonowicz
12.00 – Joanna Ławrynowicz, 16.00 – Edward Wolanin
12.00 – Yuichiro Akita (Japan), 16.00 – Takashi Yamamoto (Japan)
12.00 – Louis Alvanis (Great Britain), 16.00 – Adam Mikołaj Goździewski
12.00 – Serhiy Hryhorenko (Ukraine), 16.00 – Wojciech Waleczek
12.00 – Paweł Kowalski, 16.00 – Mateusz Rożek
12.00 – Filip Wojciechowski, 16.00 – Justyna Galant
12.00 – Przemysław Lechowski, 16.00 – Šviesė Čepliauskaitė (Lithuania)
12.00 – Anna Maria Stańczyk, 16.00 – Weronika Chodakowska
12.00 – Kazimierz Gierżod, 16.00 – Elżbieta Karaś-Krasztel
12.00 – Monika Quinn, 16.00 – Aleksander Krukowski
12.00 – Rinko Kobayashi (Japan), 16.00 – Yuka Susono (Japan)
12.00 – Bronisława Kawalla, 16.00 – Maria Szraiber
12.00 – Wojciech Świtała, 16.00 – Karolina Nadolska
12.00 – Paweł Wakarecy, 16.00 – Aleksandra Bobrowska
12.00 – Jerzy Sterczyński, 16.00 – Daniel Ziomko
12.00 – Hortensja Dąbek, 16.00 – Maria Gabryś