Chopin Concerts in London

Chopin

Chopin

The Chopin Society in London was founded in 1971 by Lucie Swiatek to celebrate the genius of Fryderyk Chopin and increase the knowledge and appreciation of his music.  This last weekend was the bicentenary anniversary of Chopin’s birth and to celebrate the society has organised a number of concerts and talks under the title Footsteps of Chopin.

In 1848, following a revolution in France, Chopin was persuaded to visit London, and spent a total of 4½ months there, giving private and semi-public concerts as well as teaching.  The concerts and talks will be held in or near the venues used by Chopin, mostly in the St James’s area where Chopin stayed during his visit to Britain in 1848.

The venues for concerts include St Paul’s Church Covent Garden, the Royal Over-Seas League, The Wigmore Hall, The Arts Club, Lancaster House, The Athenaeum, The Naval & Military Club, Brown’s Hotel and Guildhall.

A few of these events will be by invitation or for Chopin Society Members only, but the majority will be open to the general public. It is necessary to book for many of these events and booking forms will be available online.

For more information visit the Chopin Society website

Related Images:

About Charlotte J

Graduate, journalist, blogger and follower of all things media.