This is a 14-stop guide – through interviews, stories, sound, and music – for the city of Warsaw. That’s where Polish-born composer Fryderyk (that’s how Frederic looks in Polish) Chopin spent his formative years, before he left to make it big in Paris. The tour was written and produced with Warsaw-based screenwriter, actor and British television presenter Anna Piwowarska. We created eight different language versions of the tour – the first of its kind ever commissioned by Poland’s capital. It won a Polish tourism award and was adapted into an award-winning short film – all part of Warsaw’s 2010 celebration of the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth.
Thanks to Madrid-based Polish photographer Łukasz Michalak for the pictures you see on this site taken on the set of the tour’s film version.