János Balázs’ Concert
The Chopin Series in the Royal Łazienki Park is Warsaw’s longest established cultural event. The Chopin monument destroyed in the storms of history war recast and restored in the enormous, picturesque park in 1958. A year later, Chopin’s music followed. Since then, the event series has grown into a prestigious tradition: mainly, the most prominent members perform in the series taking place from May to September every year. Thus, it is a special honour and pride for us that among the few international stars, also our very own Kossuth Award-winning János Balázs will take to the stage. His recital will feature masterpieces written at the peak of Chopin’s career. The piano ballad is the Polish composer’s invention and the most unique and poetic genre of the Romantic piano repertoire and the purest form of the Romantic aesthetic ethos. The impromptus are the imprints of the composer’s compelling improvisation skills, while the waltzes reflect his singularly sensitive spirit. The monumental concluding piece is perhaps one of the most interesting Chopin works, originally accompanied by a symphony orchestra. The concert, a joint endeavour of Cziffra100 and the Polish organisers, is simultaneously a homage paid to the virtuoso pianist, György Cziffra, who would himself keenly and regularly play Chopin’s masterpieces.
Outdoors event. Admission is free of charge.