Chopin Concert Hall (Chopin Gallery) Tours
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This historic Krakow venue hosts a nightly performance that pays homage to Poland’s most celebrated composer, Frédéric Chopin. Housed inside a 15th-century townhouse adorned with period furnishings, the setting provides an elegant evening out for lovers of classical piano music.
On arrival, ticket holders are typically welcomed with a glass of wine and seated inside an intimate performance hall decorated with portraits of Chopin and other composers. Chopin’s celebrated nocturnes, mazurkas, and waltzes are performed by some of Poland’s leading contemporary pianists; resident musicians include Witold Wilczek, Anna Boczar, and Paweł Kubica. 1-hour performances leave plenty of time for dinner at a restaurant in Krakow’s main Market Square (Rynek Główny).
Things to Know Before You Go
- Guarantee a seat by purchasing your tickets in advance.
- See who's performing each night on the Cracow Concerts website.
- The concert gallery is located up several flights of stairs and is therefore inaccessible to travelers using wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
The Chopin Gallery is located on the fourth floor of a historic townhouse at 14 Sławkowska Str. in Krakow’s Old Town. It's just two blocks away from the Market Square (Rynek Główny) and within easy walking distance of all Old Town attractions and restaurants. Parking in the area is limited.
When to Get There
Chopin concerts take place every evening, year-round. Most seating is not assigned, so arrive early for the best seats.
The Bonerowski Palace
Bonerowski Palace—located just around the corner from the Chopin Galler—is considered the finest hotel in all of Poland. A limited number of luxury suites overlooking Market Square are appointed with historic furnishings fit for royalty. Even travelers without the budget for a nightly reservation can step inside the 13th-century, UNESCO-listed building for a glimpse of the dazzling Swarovski chandelier above the lobby, which is the largest in Europe.
Address: świętego Jana 4, Kraków, Poland
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Krakow
, Mar 2020
I am not a serious classical music fan but I do enjoy some and thought that when I was in Krakow I would give Chopin a try. But it turned out to be heavy duty stuff. While there is no doubt that the pianist was very talented but he was so stiff you would think that he had a poker up a certain part of his anatomy and I didn't like the snobbery of not speaking or engaging with the audience. And he could have played a few of Chopin' s better known pieces but it was all very heavy. It's an hour of my life that I won't get back and the half glass of cheap fizzy wine didn't ease the pain. Fortunately we were entertained by some wonderful traditional music in the Stary Port bar afterwards for free and that dispelled the memory of a painful hour.
, Mar 2020
Something totally different for me to do and I was amazed ,was a great night with a great pianist,nice wee glass of wine also
Piano = Chopin = Poland
, Feb 2020
For the price an excellent way to gain a flavour of Chopin. There are 4 pianists take different nights to perform an hour or so of his compositions. Each chooses their own play list. On Saturday we had a young man who was a virtuoso with many years concert and recital experience. The room is 2 storeys up in a well-hidden old building, just a few steps from the main square - we had scoped it out earlier in the day and had walked past the doorway twice before we spotted the sign. Capacity probably around 100; about 60 in the audience including a large party of students. Some Mazurkas, Nocturnes and Ballades entertained us - have to confess I only recognised one or two. The lack of clapping at the end of each piece took us by surprise and we noticed others were also wondering - but it seems to be the convention not to clap until the end. More cultured audiences may know this! It was a fun way to spend an hour and a half - the fizzy wine was palatable, if a little sweet.
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Chopin Concert Hall (Chopin Gallery)
With its many nocturnes, mazurkas and polonaises (based on Polish dance), Chopin's music is marked by a feeling of longing for his homeland, making this musical experience a wonderful way to enter the rich history and culture of Poland. Begin your evening at the Chopin Gallery, located in the heart of Krakow's Old Town. Take your seat inside the 15th-century building, once inhabited by the huntmaster of the Royal Family. Award-winning pianists will then take the stage and perform Chopin’s most celebrated pieces within the historic venue. After the 1-hour concert concludes, you can continue exploring the restaurants and nightlife in Old Town Krakow, or make your own way to your next destination from the venue's central location.
What could be better than to have a special cozy evening listening as the Christmas music is virtuously played by the famous Royal Chamber Orchestra, while you enjoy a glass of wine. The Royal Chamber Orchestra was founded by Sławomir Prokopik in 2007. It consists of Kraków’s most illustrious musicians, internationally renowned graduates of the Academy of Music. Their music showcases their impeccable taste, boundless imagination and remarkable technique. The concert takes place in 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. At present you can see the extraordinary 19th-century staircase with its original richly ornameted railing made of iron leading to the concert hall.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Should I book Chopin Concert Hall (Chopin Gallery) tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Chopin Concert Hall (Chopin Gallery) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Chopin Concert Hall (Chopin Gallery) tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Chopin Concert Hall (Chopin Gallery) 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Chopin Concert Hall (Chopin Gallery) costs USD 19.26. Guided Chopin Concert Hall (Chopin Gallery) tours start around USD 19.26 per person. See all 1 Chopin Concert Hall (Chopin Gallery) tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Chopin Concert Hall (Chopin Gallery)?
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