Chopin. The space concert

  1. 03 May 10

    The premiere in Zamosc

    Great Market for more than 2000  people. Live concert with 5 members of the crew of STS-130 Endeavour.

  2. 12 December 12

    Grand Prix of the Film Festival in Monaco – Golden Angel Award

  3. 03 October 13

    Prestigious British company EMI published the CD with music

  4. 01 January 14

    Warner Classics published the first edition of DVD/CD album

  5. 19 February 15

    The Kraków Philharmonic

    Special concert on the occasion of 25th anniversary of the St. Jadwiga - queen of Poland Foundation activity for the St. John Paul II Papal University in Krakow.

  6. 19 February 15

    Concert in Krakow Philharmonics

    Organized by the JohnPaul II University for academic community of Krakow on the occasion of25 anniversary of the Queen Jadwiga Society and 205th anniversary ofChopin birth. 
  7. 27 September 15

    Chopin. The Space Concert

    Adama Mickiewicza University in Poznań

  8. 22 November 15

    The Szczecin Philharmonic

  9. 17 June 16

    Gorzow Wlkp. Philharmonic

  10. 08 October 16

    Wroclaw Opera

  11. 09 October 16

    Busieness Centre Club Warsaw

  12. 01 May 19

    Live concert in the Royal Castle in Warsaw

    20th anniversary of NATO summit
  13. 05 December 19

    USA premiere of the concert in the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

    For aerospace leaders and the intellectual and cultural elite of the state Florida.
  14. 07 November 20

    Live concert in Heidelberg for the science and technology leaders of Baden-Württemberg

  15. 10 November 20

    Live concert in Munich on the occasion of the Polish National Day,

  16. 02 December 20

    Live concert in Washington in the historic residence of George Washington for the political and cultural elite of Washington D.C


2019 Highlights - USA Premiere of the concert in the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida

Adam Ustynowicz


Adam Ustynowicz

Passionate about aviation and Space exploration. Autor and producer of many movies and series. Graduated as film director from Lodz Film School in 1986. Traveled to China to become assistant of Bernardo Bertolucci during production of THE LAST EMPEROR in The Forbidden City in Beijing.

Born in 1953 in Warsaw. Sc. of Aviation Faculty of Warsaw Institute of Technology and PhD candidate in Thermodynamics. In 1989 set up one of the FIRST  independent film production companies in Poland. In 1990/91 produced and directed a 50 min. documentary for popular BBC2 series Bookmark about Polish Science Fiction writer Stanislaw Lem. The film was awarded the FIRST prize on the International Festival of the Films on Art, Montreal 1994. 

Series of educational programs about Space „Ad Astra” was presented to the POPE JOHN PAUL II  during the seminar on philosophical and religious aspects of contemporary science in Castel Gandolfo, August 97.

From 1994 to date a film director and independent producer, author of more than 200 films and programs, mostly about exploration of Space, history of aviation and philosophical and ethical aspects of modern science. 

Author of the PIONEER in the World Series of programs converting Internet and television broadcasted by Polish Television in 1995. 

Producer of live coverage of landing of space robots on Mars and Titan.

In February 2010 produced a Chopin concert in Space on board of STS-130 Endeavour during the mission to the International Space Station. Producer and director of documentary film CHOPIN - THE SPACE CONCERT  on the occasion of 200th. anniversary of Chopin birth. In December 2012, the film won GRAND PRIX of the International Film Festival in Monaco.

Author and producer of popular educational awareness campaigns promoting protection of natural environment, responsibility and ethics in science and popularization of sport and Olympic values among young generation.

In the years 2003-2005 vice president of CASI - International Air Sport Commission of FAI, member of Polish Aviation Council.





During the STS-130 Endeavour mission, Commander George D. Zamka brought to space a CD with music of Frederic Chopin to commemorate the 200. birth anniversary of the greatest Polish composer. 

Born in 1962 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Graduated from Rochester Adams High School, Rochester Hills, Michigan, in 1980. Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the United States Naval Academy in 1984; received a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1997. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in May 1984 he was trained as an A-6E pilot at Whidbey Island, Washington, from 1987 to 1988. In 1990, he trained to be an F/A-18 pilot and was assigned to Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron VMFA(AW)-121 in El Toro.  He flew the F/A-18D Night Attack Hornet during overseas deployments to Japan, Korea, Singapore and Southwest Asia.  Zamka flew 66 combat missions over occupied Kuwait and Iraq during Desert Storm.  He was selected to attend the USAF Test Pilot School and graduated in December 1994.  Zamka was then assigned as an F/A-18 test pilot/project and the operations officer for the Naval Strike Aircraft Test Squadron (NSATS). In 1998 he was selected for the astronaut program.  Colonel Zamka retired from the Marine Corps in August 2010. He has logged more than 5,000 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft.

Selected as a pilot by NASA in June 1998, Zamka served as lead for the Shuttle Training and Procedures Division and as supervisor for the astronaut candidate class of 2004.  In 2007, he completed his first spaceflight as pilot on STS-120.  For his second spaceflight, Zamka commanded the crew of STS-130, which flew in February 2010.  Colonel Zamka has logged more than 692 hours in space. In March 2013, Zamka retired from NASA. 

STS-130 Endeavour (February 8 to February 21, 2010) launched at night, carrying aloft the final International Space Station permanent modules, Tranquility and Cupola.  The Cupola provides the largest set of windows ever to grace a spacecraft.  These seven windows, which are arranged in a hemisphere, provide a spectacular and panoramic view of our planet and afford crews a direct view of space station robotic operations.  


Karol Radziwonowicz


Karol Radziwonowicz

Karol Radziwonowicz - a pianist regarded by many critics as "a torchbearer for the Chopin/Paderewski tradition".Graduate with highest honours by The Fryderyk Chopin National Music Academy in Warsaw, perfected his skills under George Sebok at the Indiana University in Bloomington.

Radziwonowicz has been the first in the history of world recordings to record all of piano works of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, a feat rewarded by French critics (Diapason). For many years, he hass been performing with the famous orchestras, working with such conductors as Jerzy Maksymiuk, Antoni Wit, Kazimierz Kord, Jan Krenz, Nikolai Alexeyev and others. He is involved in many well-known international music festivals (Paris, Moscow, San Francisco, Berlin, Tokyo and Lima and in many other cities).

His artistic journeys lead through all continents, and as a soloist he has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, Festspielehaus in Salzburg, the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Kitara Concert Hall in Sapporo, Ikebukuro Art Center in Tokyo, Hermitage St. Petersburg and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.

In 2005 and 2010 Karol Radziwonowicz served as a juror of the 15th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition.


In February 2010 his CD record with the Chopin music flown to Space aboard the Space Shuttle STS-130 Endeavour.

Bringing Chopin to Space, the mission commander col. George D. Zamka and the crew of Endeavour paid a tribute to the greatest Polish composer on the 200 anniversary of his 

The record became a soundtrack of the film "Fryderyk Chopin - The Space Concert" made by Polish film director Adam Ustynowicz.

Karol Radziwonowicz is the president of I.J. Paderewski International Society for Polish Music in Warsaw.


Media about movie

Szalenie oryginalny pomysł, aby nakręcić taki film. Uczta dla zmysłów. - Newsweek

Chopin: The Space Concert" - prosty, a zarazem szalony film - Polskie Radio

Astronauci NASA słuchali w kosmosie Chopina. Powstał najdroższy film w historii - Polskie Radio RDC

Przepiękne ujęcia astronauty Terry’ego Virtsa uzupełnia nietypowa ścieżka dźwiękowa, a więc Nokturny Fryderyka Chopina. - Maciej Gajewski Spider's Web

Muzyka Chopina nie pełni roli ilustracyjnej. Jest całkowicie integralna w stosunku do obrazów. I jest znakomita. - Stanisław Bukowski

An encounter with pure beauty – an experience that is indescribable in words, yet is best expressed through the music of Chopin. - European Film Festival

50 years after Yuri Gagarin historical lift-off we started to understand that Space flights pushed forwards not only technology but first of all our spiritual awareness and understanding of our place in the Universe.

The message of astronauts, formulated in the universal language of pictures and music of Frédéric Chopin gives an unique chance to share the beauty of Earth with youth around the World.
The Cupola is maybe the best place were we could find the right perspective on our place in Time and Space. Like the Hubble telescope, which opened our eyes on distance Galaxies, the Cupola could open our hearts on emotions of astronauts watching our beautiful Earth from the orbit.
I am convinced that the opening of the Cupola was that symbolic moment of awakening of the new space awareness, which could lead us to better  understanding of our unique place in the Universe.

produced & directed by Adam Ustynowicz
impressions: George D. Zamka, STS-130 Endeavour Commander
photographs: Soichi Noguchi, JAXA astronaut

(c) Adam Ustynowicz, 2013
music: Frederic Chopin
performed by: Karol Radziwonowicz (piano) & Sinfonia Viva Orchestra

conductor: Tomasz Radziwonowicz, violin: Wojciech Proniewicz
editing: Tomasz Malinowski


"Space Between The Words"

This film is a result of the fascination of the Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi in Chopin music and traditional Japanese form of poetry - Haiku. Both elements are united by the magnificent pictures of Earth made by JAXA astronaut during his 6 months long mission in 2009/2010. 

In February 2010 the Space Shuttle Endeavour brought to the orbit final elements of the ISS construction. The seven windows Cupola was designed as a turret which helps astronauts to operate robotic arms. But from the first opening of the largest windows on the Space Station became a place of artistic activities and philosophical contemplation. 

Soichi Noguchi was the first astronaut who used possibilities offered by the space technology to share with us the beauty of our planet. Using long photo lenses and the best angle of light he was able to see forms and patterns on the surface of Earth which looks like masterpieces of abstract painting.

"Wonder brings words and words connects people" - says Noguchi. Let's share the beauty of Earth reflected in our souls!

produced & directed by Adam Ustynowicz
impressions: George D. Zamka, STS-130 Endeavour Commander
photographs: Soichi Noguchi, JAXA astronaut

(c) Adam Ustynowicz, 2013
music: Frederic Chopin
performed by: Karol Radziwonowicz (piano) & Sinfonia Viva Orchestra

conductor: Tomasz Radziwonowicz, violin: Wojciech Proniewicz
editing: Tomasz Malinowski