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  • 6 June 2017

    The winner of the 15th International Frederick Chopin Piano Campetition in Warsaw will perform at the Queen's Hall on 28 June at 7.00 pm.

    The Marshal of the Kuyavian and Pomeranian Region of Poland under the patronage of HE, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the UK and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh present a programme of Chopin's Region - the Heritage of Szafarnia

     

    Rafał Blechacz, current winner of the quadrennial Gilmore Artist Award (sometimes called ‘The Piano Nobel’), and a first prize winner of the Chopin International Competition. Praised by the great pianist Martha Argerich as “a very honest, extraordinary and sensitive artist,” he’s only the second Polish artist — after Krystian Zimerman — ever to be signed by Deutsche Grammophon. He has already released five albums on the label, including three on his compatriot Chopin. He brings that renowned interpretation to The Queen’s Hall along with works by Bach and Beethoven.

     

    After eleven years since the victory in the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2005 he has achieved a position of the truly world-famous artist. His outstanding talent has been appreciated by the audiences of Europe, America, Asia, by music critics, great conductors and famous symphony orchestras, record producers, managers and artistic agencies organizing concerts in the most famous concert halls and in the largest music centres.

     

     

    JS Bach: Four Duets
    in E minor, BWV 802
    in F major, BWV 803
    in G major, BWV 804
    in A minor, BWV 805
    Beethoven:
    Rondo in G major, Op 51 No 2
    Sonata in C major, Op 2 No 3
    Chopin:
    Fantasy Op 49
    Nocturne Op 48 No 2
    Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35

     

    Information and tickets: http://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/shows/rafal-blechacz-2017

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