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Rafal Blechacz

Rafal Blechacz piano

Partita no. 1, BWV 825 Johann Sebastian Bach
Piano Sonata, KV 570 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Pour le piano Claude Debussy
Ballade no. 3, op. 47 Frédéric Chopin
Scherzo no. 1, op. 20 Frédéric Chopin
4 Mazurkas, op. 17 Frédéric Chopin
Polonaise-fantasy, op. 61 Frédéric Chopin

Rafal Blechacz

Partita no. 1, BWV 825 Johann Sebastian Bach
Piano Sonata, KV 570 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Pour le piano Claude Debussy
Scherzo no. 1, op. 20 Frédéric Chopin
4 Mazurkas, op. 17 Frédéric Chopin
Polonaise-fantasy, op. 61 Frédéric Chopin

Rafal Blechacz

Rafal Blechacz

Rafal Blechacz piano

Partita no. 1, BWV 825 Johann Sebastian Bach
Piano Sonata, KV 570 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Pour le piano Claude Debussy
Ballade no. 3, op. 47 Frédéric Chopin
Scherzo no. 1, op. 20 Frédéric Chopin
4 Mazurkas, op. 17 Frédéric Chopin
Polonaise-fantasy, op. 61 Frédéric Chopin


The Chopin Competition, held every two years in Warsaw, is one of the oldest and most prestigious international competitions for pianists alone. Its most eminent laureates include Martha Argerich, Maurizio Pollini, and Krystian Zimerman. The last-named was the sole Polish winner prior to the 2005 competition, which saw the triumph of the young Rafal Blechacz. The jury judged the first laureate to be so superior to the other candidates that it chose not to award any second prize. Blechacz also won the prize for the best interpretation of a mazurka, a polonaise, and a concerto. Since then, confirming all the hopes placed in him, he has built up a career that has taken him to the world's great concert halls, playing with great conductors and orchestras. He has already given his first recital - entirely devoted to Chopin - in Brussels, where music-lovers were impressed by his musicality and freshness and the poetry of his interpretation, all served by a smooth, flowing technique. Blechacz now returns with a more varied programme, ranging from Bach to Debussy. Chopin is prominent once more, with some major works, including one of the ballades, one of the scherzos, and the Polonaise-Fantaisie.