In Search of Chopin

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 06 March - 08 March 2020
Category Cinema Screening

The Great Composer Series
Written and directed by Phil Grabsky

“A superb account providing an understanding of the creative impulse and how it is captured and expressed.” – The National Business Review

Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, rarely gave public performances and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights?

For four years, award-winning Phil Grabsky travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin. Some of the world’s best musicians provide the music, including Leif Ove Andsnes, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam and the Orchestra of the 18th Century.

Funny, heart-breaking, inspirational – this film has been called the first to really illustrate the true nature of this remarkable and still widely-loved composer.

This film screens with the short film Concerto: The Odd Couple by Daniel Jernazian

E – Exempt from Classification

“A directorial coup – inventively filmed and coolly perceptive” – NZ Herald

“In Search of Chopin is a superb account of a driven artist, providing an understanding of the creative impulse and how it is captured and expressed” – The National Business Review

“A masterpiece” – Sydney Morning Herald

“A rich sense of detail and thrilling orchestral music… a fascinating film” – Sydney Arts Guide

“Here’s a film which can be recommended to the Chopin devotee and amateur alike” – Limelight Magazine

“Grabsky has astutely woven together an indelible portrait, offering us a rich and personal insight into Chopin the man and his music”  – URBANCINEFILE


Explore more Riverside shows

Parramatta Actors Centre present their blockbuster 2019 End of Year Showcase
Focus is a photography exhibition which celebrates the success of Breakthru customers, as they overcome the issues faced by people with disability within the community.

Authorised Ticket Sellers

    Riverside Theatres

Do not buy tickets from unauthorised ticket sellers
Terms and Conditions

Dates and Times:

Friday 6 March 2020 at 7pm
Sunday 8 March 2020 at 1pm


1 hour 50 minutes (No interval)

Ticket Prices

Concession $14
30 & Under $14
Concession $17
30 & Under $16

Transaction fees apply

Screen $1.65
Buy tickets

Get treated like the VIP you are

Visit often and want to save on tickets and more?
Check out our Riverside Theatres Membership

Be the first to know what's on

Want to receive news and special offers from Riverside Theatre? Join our mailing list