Top Polish pianist Blechacz billed in Poznań
PR dla Zagranicy
Rafał Blechacz, one of the world’s most acclaimed young pianists, is the soloist in a Friday concert in Poznań, western Poland, to mark the city's Philharmonic Orchestra's 70th year.
He will perform Chopin’s Concerto in F minor with the orchestra under Marek Pijarowski.
The programme of the gala event also includes works by two other Polish composers, Stanisław Wisłocki’s Nocturne and Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra.
The event is a real treat for Polish music lovers as Poland is rarely included on Blechacz’s worldwide concert itinerary.
The joy is all the greater that he has accepted the title of the Poznań Philharmonic’s artist-in-residence for the 2017/18 season and will give two more concerts in coming months.
On 18 May 2018 he will perform Mozart’s Concerto No. 23 in A major, with Paul McCreesh conducting, and on 22 June he will appear in a concert of chamber music with the South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim, Second Prize winner of last year’s Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań.
Rafał Blechacz skyrocketed to a spectacular international career after scoring a victory at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2005. In 2014, he received The Gilmore Award, which is given every four years to an outstanding pianist to provide financial support for their musical career.
He has recorded seven CDs under an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. In coming weeks, he is scheduled to perform in Britain, Italy, Germany and Belgium. (mk/vb)