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The Third Edition of Chopin Summer Festival in Poland

Tentative Schedule: end of June / beginning of July 2022

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After the successful first edition, we are happy to invite you to take part in our 2022 Summer Festival in Poland.
Come to Poland, take classes, attend concerts, perform in concerts, visit Chopin’s home and learn about his music and culture. At the final concert you will also be awarded a participation certificate.

Programme

Tailore made program to give you best experience in a week

The 2022 Chopin Avenue Summer Festival will begin in Warsaw, Poland.
With participants across the globe in mind and the need to adjust to the time zone, the first two days will offer a relaxing atmosphere and trips to cultural and historical sites. We will start with visiting Zelazowa Wola – Chopin’s birthplace and his home where he grew up. The trip will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Chopin’s childhood and allow you to better understand, interpret and express his feelings and emotions.

We will then explore Warsaw’s old town which hosts multiple Chopin’s mini landmarks including the Church where his heart is resting.

On the second day, still in Warsaw, we will visit Lazienki Park where Chopin’s Open Air Concerts are held on Summer Sundays. You will see the remarkable Chopin monument and listen to his music performed by renowned Polish and international artists. On the same day afternoon, we will visit Chopin Museum in Warsaw where you will learn even more about his music, see original notations and other incredible exhibits.

Warsaw is a place of multiple venues where Chopin music is performed every evening. You will be able to attend some of the concerts in your free time.

On the morning of the third day, we will travel down south to Katowice – The Unesco City of Music. Katowice will be our base for learning and for accessing other cultural and historical places with purpose of sightseeing or concerting.

You will have a chance to visit Cracow Old Town, Cracow Castle, Wieliczka Salt Mine among others.
You will also have a chance to play concerts in Katowice and in a castle nearby.

Schedule

Tentative Schedule:

 

Day Date Day of the Week Morning Afternoon Evening
      Arrival in Warsaw, Poland, Hotel Checkin-In
1 25 June Saturday Zelazowa Wola – Chopin Home Warsaw Old Town,
Church Safeguarding Chopin’s Heart
Free Time
2 26 June Sunday Attend Lazienki Park Concert Chopin Museum Free Time
3 27 June Monday Go to Katowice – City of Music Lessons/Master Class/Practice Time To be confirmed
4 28 June Tuesday Lessons/MasterClass/Practice Cracow Old Town & Castle Trip Relaxing/Practice
5 29 June Wednesday Wieliczka Salt Mine Trip Lessons/Master Class/Practice Time To be confirmed
6 30 June Thursday Lessons/Master Class/Practice Lessons/Master Class/Practice Time Concert
7 1 July Friday Lessons/Master Class/Practice To be confirmed Relaxing/Practice
8 2 July Saturday Lessons/Master Class/Practice To be confirmed To be confirmed
9 3 July Sunday Practice /free time To be confirmed To be confirmed
10 4 July Monday Kurozweki Castle, master class & concert Relaxing/Practice
11 5 July Tuesday Lessons/Master Class/Practice Lessons/Master Class/Practice Time Relaxing/Practice
12 6 July Wednesday Lessons/Master Class/Practice Preparation for the final concert Final concert

 

Schedule a private 15 minute Zoom info session with us to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to come to Poland?

You may fly to Warsaw Chopin Airport.
Chopin Airport is conveniently located almost in the city center.
Once we know which hotel you are staying, we will let you know how to get to your hotel the easiest way.

Which Hotel Am I Staying?

You will stay the first nights in Warsaw and then we will all take a trip down to Katowice where we will stay for more days.
We will provide you with a list of conveniently located hotels and you may choose and book the hotel that you like via international booking websites.
We may also help you with the booking if you need some help.

How many concerts will I play?

You will play two concerts.

How many lessons will I have?

You will have three lessons. The first two lessons are individual lessons and depending on your level you may qualify for a Master Class as the third lesson. You may also attend any Master Classes of other students as a member of the audience.

What is the difference between a lesson and a Master Class?

An individual lesson is a lesson with a professor.
A Master Class starts with a mini performance when you play your piece in front of the audience and then you receive a master class from the professor in front of the audience.

Where can I practice?

You will be able to use practice rooms in your free time.

Can I keep video recording of the concert?

Yes, all concert will be recorded and you will receive an video file of all your performances.

Do I receive any certificate?

Yes, every participant receives a participation certificate issued by Chopin Avenue.
Participants who take Master Class will also receive a Master Class certificate.
If you sign up for a Teacher’s Training, you will be award Teacher’s Training certificate.

Do I need a visa to Poland?

Most nationalities have a visa free entry to Poland. However, depending on your nationality and the passport you are holding, you may need to apply for a Visa to Poland. Please contact us if you are not sure as these days the Covid-19 restriction may render it difficult for some nationalities to obtain a visa.

Do I need Travel Insurance?

Yes, it is always recommended to have travel insurance every time you travel.
We require that you purchase a travel insurance before coming to Poland. Travel insurance has to be purchased before you begin the travel (before you board the plane to Poland) and be valid for the period until you arrive back home.

Do I need a Covid Vaccine to come to Poland?

You may refer to the Polish Government website to check the current information and recommendation on Corona Virus situation. The website also outlines the conditions and requirements on entering Poland, protection against Covid-19 and current rules and restrictions:
https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus
https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel

If you have any doubts, please check with us.

Classes

Lectures

Performances

 

 

Experiences

Learn

Classes
Lectures
Explore

Play

Play at concert and receive your Concert Video Recording for Youtube

Listen

Listen to local musicians perform

Experience

Experience Chopin’s culture visiting his Home and the Museum.
Visit amazing palaces, castles and parks for inspiration.

“The program and concerting environment turned out better than I expected!”

2019 Participant

Happy 2019 Participants

They came, they learned, they performed

“Absolutely recommended! It is a great advantage to be able to learn Chopin’s piano music at Chopin’s birth place.”

2019 Participant

“I was most satisfied with the ability to play concert in various places”

Participant

We also conducted an Impact Study and here are some Results:

– All participants gave highest score to Professor BronisĹ‚awa Kawalla, who became their great teacher and inspiration.
– The participants improved their performance skills, broadened their horizons and raised professional qualifications.
– All participants would recommend others to join the festival.
– Students enjoyed both learning and visiting places of interests such as Chopin’s museum or Chopin’s house in Zelazowa Wola,
which allowed them to further understand the composer’s culture.
– All participants valued the acquired technique, knowledge of Chopin and music interpretation skills gained from the festival
as an equivalent to a semester or a full year’s worth of coursework.
– All participants stated that the concert experience they gained on Polish stages will significantly improve their future concert skills.
– Participants also improved their communication skills and confidence.

Try once, you will want to come back again!

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