Recitals at the Pacółtowo Palace are held in high esteem both because of the virtuoso artists performing and the unique acoustic qualities of the venue for listening to Chopin's music.
Fans of the music of Chopin, one of the greatest composers of all times and called the poet of the piano, know perfectly well that the reception of his music is fullest, most perfect in small acoustic halls. Chopin even refused to perform his works in large concert halls. An exception, of course, are the two piano concertos in E minor, Opus 11 and F minor, Opus 21, written for piano and orchestra. Chopin used to play in salons, where the sounds vibrate, circulate and return, having already passed, and are still there, 'hovering' as it were, in the air, 'flooded' with new sounds. The opportunity to participate in Chopin recitals held in concert halls is an extraordinary experience, allowing one to 'touch' the sounds. The tone colour of the nocturnes and etudes is extraordinary, nostalgic, and the pearliness and airiness of the mazurkas is overwhelming and moving - they penetrate the listener.
Such a reception of Chopin's music cannot be experienced in even the best concert halls equipped with the highest quality sound equipment.There are only a few venues in Poland where permanent, regular Chopin recitals are held. These include summer recitals at Żelazowa Wola and the Royal Łazienki Park in Warsaw, and recitals at the Pacółtowo Palace. In Żelazowa Wola the concerts can be listened to in the gardens, and in Łazienki Królewskie in the park. The Pacółtowo Recitals are salon concerts - the only salon Chopin recitals in Poland. These recitals are highly regarded both because of the virtuoso artists performing and the unique acoustic qualities of the venue for listening to Chopin's music.
We recommend all of you who have not had the opportunity to attend Chopin recitals to experience this mastery of Chopin's sound 'at your fingertips, as it were' and to listen to outstanding pianists, participants and laureates of International Piano Competitions. We had the pleasure of hosting recitals by: Joanna Marcinkowska, Nikodem Wojciechowski, Maciej Wota, Łukasz Byrdy, Łukasz Krupiński, Paweł Wakarecy, Radosław Sobczak, Jakub Kitowski, Paweł Kubica, Krzysztof Książek, Michał Mossakowski, Jacek Kortus.
The event is held under the patronage of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute.