Fryderyk Chopin

Chopin- The poet of the piano

Virtuoso lessons with pianist Karol Radziwonowicz!

For talented students from all over the world!


Fryderyk Chopin

"Hats off, gentlemen! A genius.”   

Robert Schumann.

"A Varsovian by birth, a Pole at heart, a citizen of the world by virtue of his talent."

Cyprian Kamil Norwid


Poland as heart of Chopin’s talent invites young artists to develop their skills with one of the most famous pianist, artist and interpreter of Chopin's heritage- Karol Radziwonowicz.



  Karol Radziwonowicz - a pianist educated in Poland and USA with years of performing experience in various musical centers throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Asia. After graduation from The Fryderyk Chopin National Music Academy in Warsaw with the highest honors, Radziwonowicz has won prizes at a number of important competitions, as well as the American Scholarship Fulbright Competition. The latter enabled him to perfect his skills under George Sebok at the Indiana University in Bloomington.

He has cooperated with many well known symphony orchestras including Symphony Orchestra of the Warsaw National Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Neues Gewandhaus Grosses Rundfunkorchester, and Nationale Argentina Symphony Orchestra.

 He has given virtuoso performances in Canada, Colombia, India, the USA and Japan where he played with violinist Konstanty Andrzej Kulka. He has been featured with concert orchestras in Vienna, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, San Francisco, Berlin, Zurich, New York, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Tokyo, Deli, Sydney. Radziwonowicz has also toured extensively throughout Latin America: Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, San Salvador, Panama Belize.

Radziwonowicz has been the first in the history of world recordings to record all of piano works of I. J. Paderewski, a feat rewarded by French critics. Together with the string quintet I Solisti di Varsavia, Radziwonowicz recorded a compact disc of all orchestra works of Chopin in chamber arrangements - so far the only of its kind in the world and distinguished with a nomination for the Fryderyk award. In October 2005 Karol Radziwonowicz served as a juror to the preliminary round of the 15th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition.




Interpretation lessons conducted by virtuoso Karol Radziwonowicz it is unique possibility to gain secrets of music working with famous virtuoso and maestro. Lessons are one- to- one and excercises are organized in student groups in one of music school in Warsaw.


Students come here to learn from best teachers and share music fascination with other admirers from all over the world. During their stay they learn, play, work on their talent, but also visit places connected with Chopin.

As Lingwista organizes and manages cultural stay in Poland, contact us for details.

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We also invite to visit places connected with Chopin’s history and fame. Not only his music, but beauty of nature, history and architecture makes them unique place to see.


zelazowa wola

 Żelazowa Wola

A picturesque vine-covered manor in Żelazowa Wola, the birth place of Fryderyk (Frédéric) Chopin, attracts music lovers from all over the world. Tourists come here to visit the brilliant composer’s museum and listen to a concert in the manor’s beautiful old park.
Żelazowa Wola is a small village on the Utrata river in the Mazowieckie Province. Fryderyk Chopin was born in 1810 in the left wing of an old manor outhouse. Over time, this ordinary building has turned into a symbol of Polishness and the most famous place of the Polish composer’s cult. At present, it houses a museum with portraits, memorabilia and authentic furniture. The atmosphere of a Polish 19th-century manor house brings you back to the great composer’s times.
In the year of the Jubilee, Chopin Year 2010, the renovated Żelazowa Wola manor becomes particularly significant as the venue of many important artistic events connected with the phenomenal composer.
The manor is surrounded by a beautiful park, with many ponds, an orangery and many tree and bush species from all over the world. In summertime, this delightful scenery becomes the venue of piano concerts. Nowhere else in the world does Chopin’s music sound like it does here.


muzeum chopina


The Chopin Museum in Warsaw- the biggest Chopin collection in the world

The new museum is not only a central facility for the Year of Chopin celebrations throughout 2010, but first and foremost an institution for the national memory of Fryderyk Chopin. The long term Museum plan is to help to capture the social consciousness of his identity as a unique European institution linking knowledge with art. The Fryderyk Chopin Institute, founded in 1934, has initiated the beginnings of the Chopin Museum collection. Before the World War II in the collection there were 13 music autograph manuscripts and letters, at present the Museum holds over five thousand objects, among which there are autograph manuscripts and first editions of the works of Chopin, his correspondence, documents, important editions of the works of Chopin and his contemporaries as well as paintings, graphics and sculptures.

Warsaw- Chopin’s Concerts in Łazienki – Royal Summer Residence of King Stanisław August

Try to imagine Chopin’s concert, where listeners are lying on green grass, in sun, in one of the most beautiful garden in Poland. Sounds perfect? Yes, it is. Every year Łazienki- Residence of King Stanislaw August invites for free Chopin’s piano live concert on fresh air.



Kraków - Ojców  - Wieliczka

The localities enumerated above, all in the south of Poland, were visited by Chopin during his first artistic journey on his own to Vienna in summer 1829. In Krakow, he admired the historical monuments in the old Polish capital, and  also went to see to the Jagiellonian University. The salt mine in Wieliczka (on UNESCO list), which he knew from a popular description by Ewelina Tańska-Hoffmanowa made an unforgettable impression on him. Next, together with his fellow travellers, he set out on the way to Ojców to stay the night. The romantic excursion ended with not a very nice adventure when the driver lost his way and the carriage got stuck in a stream: they had to continue on foot to get to the place they where they had arranged to stay overnight.. In the falling dusk, they wandered around for quite some time before they reached their destination, all wet and cold.



In Wieliczka, a trace of Chopin's stay has survived in the form of an entry in the visitors' book. The same goes for Kraków: in the Jagiellonian University Library a visitors' book is kept with a commemorative entry written and signed by Fryderyk and his fellow travellers. The Jagiellonian Library also has a few musical manuscripts of his. On the other hand, the collection of the Czartoryski Museum features a collection of letters written by Fryderyk Chopin to Wojciech Grzymała, a few small objects that once belonged to the composer and several portraits  from the collection of Princess Marcelina Czartoryska, a pupil and friend of Chopin from the times he lived in Paris.





Duszniki – Zdrój

This is a spa in south-west Poland where the oldest International Chopin Festival in Europe has been taking place for the last sixty years. However, Chopin's acquaintance with Duszniki started 120 years earlier. At that time that little town was a Silesian spa known by the name of Reinertz, enjoyed considerable renown among numerous spa visitors and patients in that part of Europe. In the summer of 1826, Justyna Chopin arrived in Duszniki with Fryderyk for treatment on the orders of his Warsaw doctors. The monotony of the daily treatment routine and the need to  follow the spa life "order" were only  sometimes alleviated with short walks in the mountainous neighbourhood which was beautiful but demanded climbing, much too exhausting for convalescents. Fryderyk also missed having access to a good piano which could help him to do away with boredom the way he liked best. That was remedied  with two charity concerts the boy gave in the  local  spa house. This was his first appearance in front of a foreign audience.

In 1897, next to the building in which the concerts took place a monument was erected by Wiktor Magnus, a dedicated admirer of Chopin's music. On a granite obelisk it features a bronze plaque designed by Roman Lewandowski after a Jean-Antoin Bovy medallion, under which there is a commemorative tablet with an inscription in Latin.

On the 120th anniversary of the young Chopin's concerts, piano recitals were organized in the former spa house which today bears the name of Chopin Theatre: the pianists were Zofia Rabcewiczowa and Henryk Sztompka and their performance marked the beginning of the annually organized Chopin Festival. With time, the modest event gained momentum and international renown due to the participation of various pianists from all over the world. Every year it is preceded by master class courses for young pianists, and  their most talented members are invited to take part in the  Chopin Festival.