Competition Preludes:
Recitals by Polish contestants in the Chopin Piano Competition

Held in association with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute

To be admitted to an event, every audience member must submit a health declaration online (not earlier than 48 hours before the curtain-up) or in hardcopy (when entering the opera house). 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

From 21 to 25 May the Teatr Wielki will host a series of Chopin recitals by talented Polish pianists of the young generation. The opera house’s Fryderyk Chopin Redutowe Rooms will welcome artists who have qualified for the 18th International Chopin Piano Competition taking place in October 2021, after it was rescheduled last year.

The concert series is an opportunity to get to know the emerging artists of the Polish piano scene – all the more valuable considering the approaching Chopin Competition, the greatest event in the world of piano music. It will be both interesting and beautiful: Piotr Pawlak, Adam Kałduński, Kamil Pacholec, Piotr Alexewicz, and Szymon Nehring have already made their names as excellent performers.

Live music is finally back in the concert hall. Don’t miss!

The concerts will not be streamed. 

21 May

Piotr Pawlak – piano


Fryderyk Chopin

Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise in E-flat major Op. 22
Ballade in F minor Op. 52
Sonata in B-flat minor Op. 35
Impromptu in F-sharp major Op. 36

22 May

Adam Kałduński – piano


Fryderyk Chopin

Mazurkas Op. 50 (G major, A-flat major, C-sharp minor)
Barcarolle in F-sharp major Op. 60
24 Preludes Op. 28

23 May

Kamil Pacholec – piano


Fryderyk Chopin

Barcarolle in F-sharp major Op. 60
Waltz in D-flat major Op. 64 No. 1
Waltz in C-sharp minor Op. 64 No. 2
Nocturne in D-flat major Op. 27
Mazurkas Op. 30 (No. 1 in C minor, No. 2 in B minor, No. 3 in D-flat major, No. 4 in C-sharp minor)
Scherzo in B flat minor Op. 31

24 May

Piotr Alexewicz – piano


Fryderyk Chopin

Polonaise in F-sharp minor Op. 44
Nocturne in E-flat major Op. 55 No. 2
Ballade in F minor Op. 52
Four Mazurkas Op. 24
Scherzo in B flat minor Op. 31

25 May

Szymon Nehring – piano


Fryderyk Chopin

Nocturne Op. 55 No. 2
Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise in E-flat major Op. 22
Waltz in A-flat major Op. 64 No. 3
Etude in A-flat major Op. 10 No. 10
Etude in C major Op. 10 No. 1
Polonaise-Fatasy Op. 61
Scherzo in E major Op. 54 

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