Rafal Blechacz, pianist
In an spectacular outing this 20 year old Polish virtuoso swept the field at the 2005 Warsaw Chopin Piano Competition, winning:
* The Gold Medal (unanimously awarded; the Silver Medal was not granted)
* Best Performance of the Mazurkas
* Best Performance of the Polonaises
* Best Performance of a Concerto
* Best Performance of a Sonata
Thus, Mr. Blechacz won every prize it was possible to win.
His coup in Warsaw electrified the musical world, and doors immediately opened for him at the most prestigious concert halls in London (Wigmore), Amsterdam (the Concertgebouw), Moscow (with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev), Munich, Brussels, Madrid, Tokyo, etc. Critics and audiences alike were vociferous in their acclaim, and we were very lucky to engage him in his debut US tour in 2008.
His performances in Herbst Theatre in both 2008 and 2011 were totally sold out and the crowds went wild. His 2013 appearance will feature his first interpretations of Bach and Beethoven to be heard here – don’t miss his triumphant return!
- Venue: Herbst Theatre
- Date: Sun April 21, 2013 3:00pm
- City: San Francisco
- Price Range: $36 to $48
- Tickets: 415-392-4400
Thu May 23, 2013 7:30pmCSUEB Music Bldg. Recital Hall, MB1055
Sat May 25, 2013 7:30pmSalle Pianos & Events
Wed May 29, 2013 8:00pmYoshi's San Francisco
Thu May 30, 2013 8:00pmSan Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
Fri May 31, 2013 2:30pmSan Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall