Krystian Zimerman

Mon 27 September 2021

8 pm - 10.30 pm

Großer Saal


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Every piano recital by Krystian Zimerman is very special. Not only because the Polish piano virtuoso gives a maximum of 50 concerts a year in order to maintain his own exacting quality standards, but also because Zimerman brings out an exceptional depth and beauty in seemingly familiar works from the piano repertoire. “I don’t play the notes. I play the reason why a composer wrote them.” That is his tremendously ambitious artistic self-image. The regular audience of the Ruhr Piano Festival knows only too well how admirably he has put this credo into practice ever since his spectacular success at the Warsaw Chopin Competition in 1975. For his eleventh concert here, Zimerman, who first won the Piano Festival award in 2014, will once again use his own grand piano. And regardless of what he may perform on it, he will only be happy when “I no longer notice the piano, when I play”, for then Zimerman is at one with the music.


Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

Frédéric Chopin


Krystian Zimerman
Piano, vocals


Stiftung Klavier-Festival Ruhr

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Worth Knowing For Your Visit

  • Performance Venue Grosser Saal

    The event is taking place in the Großer Saal, the heart of the Historische Stadthalle. Its famous acoustics, spectacular sense of space under a ceiling that is 17 metres high, its décor and galleries take one’s breath away time and again.

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The Historische Stadthalle is located in the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia and lies in the centre of Wuppertal-Elberfeld. We are easily reached by public transport. The ICE train station and local bus stops are in the immediate vicinity.

This is where you will find detailed directions.

Parking Flat Day Rate

Make use of our flat day rate for parking. It only costs 4 euros. One useful tip: you can pay at the pay stations in the multi-storey car park itself or in the stairwell either when you return to your vehicle or in advance of attending events. That will save you time waiting at the pay stations after the end of events.


It goes without saying that the Historische Stadthalle is equipped to provide access for disabled people.

Wheelchair ramps and lifts (with announcement) will provide you with easy access to all rooms.

Parking spaces for disabled people are available both in the multi-storey car park and in the Südstrasse car park.

Toilets for disabled people can be found on the ground floor (to the right of the main entrance) at the eastern end of the foyer. They are clearly signposted.

A wheelchair is available in the building.

An unlimited number of wheelchair places is available in the Großer Saal.

Our concierge, foyer team and culinaria staff are happy to help should you need assistance at any time.