Internet access at the National Library
A computer with Windows XP Professional or Home Edition Operating System (updated to Service Pack 2) A wireless NIC (Network Interface Card) in standard 802.11b/g , frequency 2.4 GHz, operating WEP 128-bit encryption.

Important dates
Abstract submission deadline April 30th.
Regular registration deadline April 30th.
Late registration: 1-20 May.
Registration deadline May 20th. After this date we cannot guarantee that there will be hotel rooms available.

Official language
The language of the conference is English.

Climate and clothing
In the beginning of July it's summer in Warsaw . The temperature can vary from 15 to 25 °C . The summer showers are very possible.

Passport and visas
Poland is a full member of European Union since 1 st of May 2004. Participants from outside of EU are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements for entry to Poland .

Local currency
The Polish monetary unit is the Polish zloty (zl), divided into 100 grosz. In January 200 7 the exchange rates were approximately 1 € = 3,9 zl, 1 USD = 3,1 zloty. There is no problem with money exchange. Major credit cards are accepted in most cashmachines, shops and restaurants.

Electricity
The electricity supply in Poland is 220/230V.

Additional nights in Cracow, 7-9 July 2007
3* Chopin Hotel
Single room: 63.5 €
Double room: 82 €
Reservations should be sent by email to produkt@furnel.pl

Cracow tour programme

Departure times:
Chopin Hotel*: 09:30
Ascot Hotel*: 09:40
Alexander Hotel*: 09:50

* Please make sure you check out from the hotel before the tour, if you didn't book additional overnight(s).

We start our day with a visit of the Library of Jagiellonian University, Central Europe's second oldest university. Afterwards we continue to the Market Square, one of the biggest in Europe, a reminder of the power and wealth of medieval Kraków, the Polish capital at that time. The 13 th century Cloth Hall, rebuilt in Renaissance style, houses the largest collection of Polish paintings on the first floor and colorful handicrafts stalls in the ground floor arcades. Saint Mary's Church, dating back to the year 1221, boasts of the precious 15 th century Witt Stwosz altar. Having visited all these monuments of medieval Kraków we will have lunch in one of the local restaurants serving traditional Polish cuisine.

After lunch we walk towards the Wawel Castle, which is the pride of Kraków and the heart of the nation as it is the final resting place of monarchs and wordsmiths. The Gothic Royal Castle dates back to the 10 th century and was remodeled in Renaissance style in the 16 th century. Its magnificent interiors contain numerous paintings as well as Wawel Tapestries Collection, commissioned in Flanders. The Gothic Royal Cathedral with its numerous crypts has elements of the original 11 th century Romanesque cathedral.
Our tour ends up at the hub of Wawel Hill, a convenient point to continue individual exploring of the city…
For those who would like to return to the hotels, there will be a bus going to Alexander, Ascot and Chopin.

Time schedule:
10:00-12:00 The Jagiellonian Library
12:00-13:30 Visiting of the Old Town and St. Mary's Church
13:30-15:00 Lunch in a local restaurant
15:30-17:00 Visiting of the Wawel Castle
17:00 The end of the tour

Including: train ticket (one way), overnight in a 3* hotel in the city centre ("Ascot" if you stay one night, or "Chopin" if you stay longer), lunch and dinner in a local restaurant, transportation with coaches, English speaking guides, entrance fees: Wawel Castle and Cathedral, St. Mary's Church.

Price: 138/165 EUR p/person in a double/single room

 

Chopin Guitar Quartet Introduction

The Chopin Guitar Quartet consists of 4 musicians: Marek Gryziecki, Andrzej Heimowski, Andrzej Krawiec, Grzegorz Krawiec. The quartet was established in 2003 and is conducted by prof. Marcin Zalewski. The musicians play not only the original pieces written for guitars but also their own music. Their programme includes many styles of music: baroque, classicism, Spanish style and modern. The quartet has performed in every part of Poland , as well as in Austria and Spain . In October 2003 the quartet won the 1 st award in the international contest in Gdansk City .

Chopin Guitar Quartet Programme:

1.G. Bizet "Carmen"

- Prelude
- Habanera
- Seguidilla
- Entr`acte-Act III
- Entr`acte-Act II
- Gypsy Dance


2.W.A. Mozart "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

- Serenade
- Romanze
- Menuetto
- Rondo